Brett Kavanaugh was put through the ringer in the weeks following his nomination to the Supreme Court, but 48 hours after his confirmation, the judge received some huge news. Now, the Democrats are furious. You’re going to love this!
According to IJR, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh brought another round of blockbuster ratings to cable news as viewers tuned in on Saturday to watch the commotion surrounding his confirmation in the Senate. On Fox, Kavanaugh’s confirmation brought in more viewers than anything else since Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War.
For the entire day on Saturday, Fox News’ total viewership (2,497,000 average) was the highest it’s been since the Hurricane Katrina coverage on September 3, 2005, the network reported using Early Nielsen Media Research.
Around the time that senators voted on Kavanaugh’s confirmation — 3-5 p.m. ET — the network gathered an average of 4.3 million in total viewers (Fox News confirmed the vote at 4:02 p.m. ET). That was more than double the combined total viewership for CNN (1,158,000) and MSNBC (914,000) during the same time slot. CNN and MSNBC also fared worse in total days viewership, receiving 636,000 and 616,000 respectively in total viewers.
With 483,000 viewers, Fox News also beat out those two networks in the key 25-54 age demographic, which represented its highest Saturday ratings in that category since the day after Trump’s inauguration. Those numbers likely got a boost from Trump’s interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday — gathering an average of 3.3 million total viewers and 553,000 in the 25-54 demographic. That interview also contributed to the network’s primetime total viewership reaching the highest level for a Saturday since it covered the Iraq War in April of 2003.
In July, President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, who was a federal appeals court judge in Washington, DC, to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. “What matters is not a judge’s personal views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require,” Trump said in the prime-time announcement from the East Room of the White House. “I am pleased to say I have found, without doubt, such a person. It is my honor to announce that I will nominate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.”
Despite Kavanaugh’s impeccable reputation, however, he faced an uphill battle to be confirmed, as the Democrats trotted out three separate women, all with various claims of sexual misconduct against the judge. None of the women had any proof to corroborate their decades-old claims, nor could any of them provide a witness to back up their allegations.
Still, Kavanaugh and his family were plunged into a living nightmare, and ultimately, the judge would have to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to plead his case.
Kavanaugh also appeared on Fox to deny the allegations against him. During that interview, with his wife Ashley by his side, he brought 3.6 million total viewers to Martha MacCallum’s show. That constituted her highest ratings ever, beating out her coverage of the Las Vegas shooting in October of last year.
It would appear that Americans just can’t get enough of Brett Kavanaugh. As for his accuser, Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford, she has seemingly slipped back into obscurity. The Democrats’ evil plan to thwart Kavanaugh’s confirmation has effectively gone up in smoke, and the judge has come out on top. Justice has prevailed.