The former 30 Rock star began playing Trump in October 2016, a month before the surprise victory of the mogul – and he has continued to blast President during his presidency – often in the cold – that begins the show.
The cable news figures are in, and the Fox News Channel host paved the way.
The cable news numbers of Tuesday are in, and now we know just how « yuge » they were after the first round of Trump-Clinton debate from 2016.
The seven main channels reached nearly 65 million people from 9 p.m. to 10 : 45 p.m.
It took the lead with 17.8 million viewers last night. ABC radio & television ranked second.
Fox News, which hosted the debate, reported that there were 9,7 million total video streams across Fox News digital properties, Facebook and YouTube.
Find Nielsen ratings for the broadcast television channels available earlier here. These preliminary numbers had not been adjusted for time difference.
The first Trump-Clinton debate broke the previous Nielsen record for a presidential debate, which was established in 1980 when Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan attracted 80.6 million total viewers.
Here is a list of all televised debates ranked according to their Nielsen numbers – including this previous high of 36 years ago. There were far fewer TVs back in 1980 and a smaller population in the U.S.
The Tuesday Night matchup between the two candidates, bribed by frequent interruptions by Trump and arguing, was roundly criticized as one of the most chaotic presidential debates in history by several anchors and pundits.
More to come…
Alec Baldwin and 11 other actors who play Donald Trump on the screen (Photos)
Before Baldwin, Hammond was the go-to impersonator of Trump, starting out with two sketches in 1989 and then making countless sketches in the next ten years. In 2015, when Trump was the guest host, he even returned to wear a too-long red hat.
Louis Ferreira, « Trump Unauthorized (2005).
The Portugese-born actor is well known for his work on television series like “Stargate Universe,” “Breaking Bad” and “S.W.A.T.” — played a real estate mogul-turned reality actor in a 2005 ABC movie.
Jason Sudeikis, ‘Saturday Night Live’ (2012)
Sudeikis managed Trump in a cold public parody of “Fox’Friends” to criticize President Barack Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy. Ironically he also played Joe Biden during the first years of the Trump administration.
Taran Killam, Saturday Night Live (2015)
Johnny Depp, “#FODTrumpMovie: Ivana in (2016)
The former “30 Rock” star began playing Trump in October 2016, just a month before the mogul’s surprise election victory – and he has continued to blast President during his presidency, often in the cold, which begins the show.
Bob DiBuono, The Larry Wilmore Show – The Nightly Show – June 2016.
Larry Willmore’s Comedy Central as well as “Murphy Brown” and “The View” regularly appears for the comedian Bob DiBuono as one of the leading Trump-impersonators.
Jimmy Fallon’s’s “SNL” alum received far less favorable reviews for his own Trump impression on “The Tonight Show” — as well as the notorious hair clip of the then-candidate in a 2016 pre-election appearance.
Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule (2020)
Brendan Gleeson plays the Commander in Chief in Showtime’s miniseries about the standoff between Trump and former FBI director James Comey. James Poniewozik wrote New York Times critic James Kleeson “to throw the program to life”. “His rendering of Trump’s wandering diction is the best I have seen outside a lip sync Half of his performance is in his bearing, chin thrust forward like the propelling of a swollen yacht”
Jeffrey Rector, Bad President (2020)
In this satire, the comedian plays a Trump who is raped by the Devil himself (Eddie Griffin) to run for president.
Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is the latest to portray the real estate mogul who has been turned commander in chief