Trump loses to Pelosi, Schumer in ratings battle

David Caplan
January 09, 2019 - 12:45 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- In the battle for ratings, President Donald Trump lost Tuesday night to Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

The president's address on border wall security did draw a large audience, but not as big as his counterparts on the other side of the aisle.

The quarter hour (9-9:15 p.m. ET) containing the president's speech drew a combined 28.1 household rating in metered markets on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News and NBC, according to Nielsen, which tracks the ratings.

 The next 15 minutes, featuring the Pelosi-Schumer rebuttal, averaged 29.3 across those same networks -- a jump of about 4 percent.

The above ratings are preliminary and complete ratings will be available later in the day.