Forty-fifth President and leading 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump, a legendary man known for record-setting ratings and shattering attendance records, posted the official “Cable News Rankings” report from Saturday revealing coverage of his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outperformed all other cable news rankings.
The report, posted by Trump, covers the total viewership of Cable News Rankings on Saturday, March 4, 2023, shows Fox News's coverage of Trump's speech at CPAC topping the ranking with over 1.6 million viewers. Newsmax's coverage of Trump's speech also made the ranking with over 600,000 viewers.
Trump also overflowed the venue of the CPAC with a huge crowd of supporters on Saturday even including the former President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.
Trump's CPAC speech was held in the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The ballroom can hold 5,520 people seated. Trump's audience was packed to the brim and there were even more people watching from outside of the ballroom.
As of the night of Trump’s speech, over two million people have viewed Trump’s speech via his personal channel on Rumble alone. Over 555k people watched Trump’s speech via Right Side Broadcasting Network on Rumble, as well.
Trump’s speech was broadcasted on Fox News, Real America’s Voice, Newsmax, RSBN, and more.
Trump is no stranger to overflowing venues, either! Trump's “Save America” rally in Wilmington, North Carolina in September, for example, overwhelmed the capacity by thousands of people.
The Aero Center, which has a capacity of 7,200 people, was packed to the brim with an estimated 10,000 people attending Trump’s rally, while thousands more that weren’t able to get inside were watching outside via a large screen.
Trump crushed any questions of him not being the leader of the Republican party yet again with a 42-point landslide lead in CPAC's famous straw poll released on Saturday.
Trump came in first place, of course, with 62 percent. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) came in second place with 20 percent, 42 points behind Trump.
With polls showing Trump in the lead amongst all potential Republican and Democrat challengers, any potential candidate will have an impossible battle if they attempt to usurp the favorite to win the 2024 nomination.