Earlier this week, the ratings competition between the RNC and the DNC went to the Democrats, who drew 26.2 million viewers opening night to the Republicans’ 22.3 million. While that’s all well and good, the real question on everyone’s mind remains: how is coverage of the respective conventions stacking up against America’s littlest sweetheart, Honey Boo Boo Child?
According to Newser Fox News slid in just behind Honey Boo Boo last week, scoring a 1.2 to Honey Boo Boo’s 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. while the family’s trip to the wig shop “Shh..It’s a Wig” this week took home a 1.1 rating, tying CNN’s coverage of Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC. (Naturally, the conventions were covered across networks, and on the whole brought in more viewers than the Thompsons—something we can all feel good about.)
The New York Post reported in August that CNN, suffering from the worst ratings in 20 years, plans to combat their situation with “late night and reality programming,” which they’re calling, “nonfiction television.” Maybe by the time the 2016 conventions roll around, they’ll have a Honey Boo Boo Child of their own.