(RoyalPatriot.com )- After the FBI raided the former president at his home in Mar-a-Lago last week, news networks saw a spike in ratings as viewers tuned in to see the coverage. Fox News topped ratings, drawing the biggest audience, Mediaite reported.
The FBI executed a search warrant approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland, seeing documents that the National Archives alleged the former president took with him to his home after leaving office. No charges have been made. The raid drew harsh criticism from Republicans who were concerned that the raid was a politically motivated attack designed for the purpose of finding evidence that could be used against Trump amid fear that he will run again in 2024.
The raid was condemned by Fox News hosts Mark Levin and Jesse Waters for being corrupt witch hunts. Waters said that he had felt personally violated and angry because of the raid as it is a war by the Justice Department against conservatives, suggesting that the raid was designed to weaken support for the president amid the possibility of a 2024 run. Levin said that the raid was a witch hunt where the justice system sought to find evidence in order to prosecute the former president.
Fox News reportedly drew “4.06 million total viewers and 653,000 in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic.” Both Tucker Carlson Tonight, with Tom Cain as a substitute, and Sean Hannity drew in 4.26 and 4.24 million viewers, respectively. Coming in second place was far-left MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who lulled in a surprising 3.52 million in total viewers after being moved to Monday night.
Jesse Waters Primetime came in just behind Rachel Maddow at 3.35 million viewers. CNN reportedly came in third drawing in 1.18 million viewers overall and 294,000 in the demo. Compared with MSNBC’s 370,000, CNN attracted an estimated 76,000 less viewers in the 25-54 age demographic, while Fox News crushed it with 653,000.