Trump's big 60 Minutes interview was a big ratings flop


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/16/trumps-big-60-minutes-interv.html


#2

The best part about this story is knowing it drives him absolutely insane to not have good ratings.


#3

Pretty much yeah- extremely satisfying to know he got bad ratings.

but it’s not surprising- isn’t everyone sick of hearing this idiot talk by now? Like 24-7 trump trump trump for 4 years wasn’t enough, who on earth would wanna watch a 60 minutes interview


#4

#5

Not surprising.

Everyone knows 60 Minutes caters to a mob of violent hippies.


#6

I’m sorry, a “marker”.


#7

What a horseface.


#8

Both yesterday and today, they’ve made a special point on Morning Joe to call Trump a baby, just to get under his (very orange) skin.


#9

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#10

His grip on reality is pretty tenuous at best. This may not be rhetorical.


#11

But. We know what will happen.

  1. Tomorrow he will tweet that more than 10 million people watched him.
  2. Day after tomorrow he’ll re-iterate that 60 Minutes and A.P. is fake news.
  3. Three days from now he’ll forget about the whole thing, because: dementia.

So tragically predictable.


#12

Apathy always is.


#13

Fake News.

Most minutes in 60 minutes history.


#14

Didn’t even know about it until now.


#15

I had the feeling this was dawning when I recently saw clips of one of his mob rallies.
His shtick sounded so used up and tired. Even newer ‘bits’ sounded more hollow, meaningless, half-baked, and petty than before.

I thought I could sense it in the crowd, too. Sure, they still cheered -everyone gets all fired up at these things, I’m sure- but there were these moments in between where attendees seemed to briefly see the true face, silently asking themselves, ‘This is a total shitshow right here, isn’t it?’

I would link to the clip, but alas, no youtube.


#16

Confirmed: Largest ratings for any interview in TV history!


#17

Why would I invite that human sewage into my home?


#18

Must be viewer fraud.


#19

Trump will claim that it was a huge ratings hit, and then Trump will claim that Neilsen always was out to get him … even before he was on TV.


#20

Also the minor detail that 60 Minutes airs when most people are trying to eat their dinner, thank you very much!