Both Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly’s average ratings this past week were lower than usual, but they still beat out everybody else. When averaging nightly ratings at Showbuzz Daily for the last week, O’Reilly came out on top with an average of 2.91 million viewers a night. Megyn Kelly scored 2.34 million viewers.
The biggest night last week for The O’Reilly Factor was Tuesday with 3.18 million viewers; Wednesday night, with 2.78 million viewers, was his lowest.
One of Bill O’Reilly’s most talked-about segments this week dealt with the topic of “white grievance” and Donald Trump.
“All the polls say that Donald Trump’s rise is being fueled largely by white men who are angry with both political parties,” Bill stated at the very beginning of his show Monday night, right before indicating that 47 percent of female Republican voters will not vote for Trump.
Bill O’Reilly then gave some statistics: Trump is favored by 50 percent of GOP voters who make less than $50,000 a year, most of them are men, according to a study by the Washington Post. According to polling from 20 GOP primary states, Trump is supported by only 32 percent of Republicans who have college degrees.
“So Trump’s support is largely coming from working-class white men who feel aggrieved,” O’Reilly continued, adding that the white grievance industry is now taking after the black grievance industry, which remains a powerful presence in America.
Bill O’Reilly indicated that many white Americans believe that illegal immigration hurts their job prospects and are angered by changing neighborhoods and social patterns. He added that they are tired of welfare being given to people who have no motivation to succeed. As others have noted, O’Reilly thinks that many Trump supporters are also angry that terrorism isn’t being contained. They also think Republicans have become cowards in the face of political correctness.
Megyn Kelly’s biggest night this week was on Tuesday, when she scored 3.18 million viewers during the Wisconsin primary. Her lowest ratings occurred on Monday night, where she scored 1.8 million viewers. Like O’Reilly, Kelly also talked about Trump a lot this week, but — as usual — she put him in a far more negative light.
She started off The Kelly File on Wednesday evening by announcing that the final tally in the Wisconsin Republican primary race showed Ted Cruz with 48 percent of the vote and Donald Trump with 35 percent. She added that the total delegate count now stands at 743 for Trump and 517 for Ted Cruz.
That same evening, Kelly had Ed Goas from The Tarrance Group speak about the results.
“Well, I think number one it’s a turning point because it does increase the likelihood that this is going to go into a contested convention. But I think more importantly, what we have been seeing in the numbers is that there has been a growing intensity among a third of the voters who are anti-Trump.”
On The Kelly File Friday evening, Kelly pointed out how Ted Cruz was on a roll this week and that Donald Trump was sliding. She also pointed out that Trump is looking to shape up his campaign team and quoted from sources such as Politico and NBC News.
The next week should be intense for both Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly. Not only is there disarray in the Republican party over the candidates, but the Democrats are viciously fighting over Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Expect O’Reilly and Kelly to have another great ratings week.
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