“MORN­ING JOE” SETS VIEW­ER­SHIP MARK AF­TER TWEETS

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

NEW YORK» Joe Scar­bor­ough and Mika Brzezin­ski reached their big­gest au­di­ence ever when they talked Fri­day about Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s tweets about their show.

The Nielsen com­pany said Wed­nes­day that 1.66 mil­lion peo­ple watched the MSNBC morn­ing show the day af­ter the tweets. That nar­rowly beat the show’s pre­vi­ous record, which came the day af­ter Trump was elected last year.

Trump, in de­nounc­ing the show last week, wrote that Brzezin­ski was “bleed­ing badly from a facelift” when he saw them around the New Year.

Fri­day’s “Morn­ing Joe” proved more pop­u­lar than Trump’s fa­vorite morn­ing show, “Fox & Friends.” Even Trump tweeted that he watched “Morn­ing Joe” on Fri­day.

So far this year, “Morn­ing Joe” is av­er­ag­ing 896,000 view­ers, typ­i­cally run­ning sec­ond, be­hind Fox News Chan­nel’s morn­ing show.

Scar­bor­ough and Brzezin­ski de­layed a hol­i­day va­ca­tion to ad­dress Trump’s tweets on Fri­day.

Evan Agos­tini, Invision

“Morn­ing Joe” co-hosts Joe Scar­bor­ough and Mika Brzezin­ski reached their big­gest au­di­ence ever.

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