MSNBC’s Trump Town Hall Loses in Ratings

The Morning Joe-hosted MSNBC town hall on Wednesday night featuring Donald Trump lost the ratings battle against Fox News and CNN, despite the ongoing assumption that a Trump booking serves as a substantial ratings boost. Fox News had the most viewers in the 8 p.m. ET hour, with CNN in second place from airing its town hall with Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. MSNBC scheduled its event after CNN announced its own Trump-less town hall, seemingly as an attempt to compete with the cable rival for ratings.