As needs to be anticipated by now, Trump didn’t present any context for his missive. However a narrative published by The Hill on Could 2 might need been the impetus. “Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld Present tops Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel in late-night rankings race,” reads the piece’s headline—a formidable achievement that’s additionally deceptive. In accordance with the Nielsen knowledge offered within the story, Gutfeld’s Fox News present did end the month of April with a median of two.86 million viewers per episode, a quantity in a vacuum that’s larger than Colbert’s The Late Present on CBS (2.78 million), Fallon’s The Tonight Present on NBC (2.09 million), and Kimmel’s eponymous discuss present on ABC (2 million). However The Greg Gutfeld Present airs on weekly on Saturday nights at 10 p.m. ET, not every weeknight at 11:30 p.m. ET. Because of this, Gutfeld doesn’t straight compete with the late-night hosts Trump determined to single out.
Trump has been ratings-focused all through the worldwide well being disaster, boasting concerning the viewership numbers his coronavirus activity drive briefings have generated. “As a result of the ‘Scores’ of my Information Conferences and so forth. are so excessive, ‘Bachelor finale, Monday Night time Soccer sort numbers’ according to the [New York Occasions], the Lamestream Media goes CRAZY. ‘Trump is reaching too many individuals, we should cease him.’ stated one lunatic,” Trump wrote on March 29.