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40 Million Watched Trump’s Prime-Time Address on TV

Jan 09, 2019 - The New York Times

Even in its heyday, “The Apprentice” never earned ratings like this.

President Trump’s appearance in network prime time on Tuesday — a nine-minute speech from the Oval Office on border security that mostly recycled his usual talking points — drew roughly 40 million television viewers, according to statistics released on Wednesday by Nielsen.

That audience fell short of Mr. Trump’s State of the Union address last January, which drew about 45.6 million viewers, and past lan...