White House press secretary Sean Spicer, named the “most visible” person in Washington, D.C. by TMZ, continues to see his press briefing’s ratings climb.
A Nielsen survey for two weeks showed that, on average, more than 3 million people tuned into CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News to hear his daily press briefings about what’s going on in the Donald Trump administration, according to a report Tuesday by the Washington Examiner. (RELATED: Sean Spicer Apologizes For Comparing Assad To Hitler In Holocaust Gaffe [VIDEO])
The same survey showed that on days where there’s a lot of news to cover those numbers climb to 4.5 million viewers.
Those numbers do not even include how many people are tuning in online. According to Yahoo News, they average that some 600,000 people are watching the daily press briefings, with close to 3 million a week.
“We’d definitely consider these good, and certainly fair to say the briefings have found an audience on Yahoo,” a spokesperson told the outlet.
“Saturday Night Live” has even taken to mocking several of the briefings, including one last week when Spicer said that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” like Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He later apologized for the comment.
TMZ’s Harvey Levin recently said Spicer is more “visible” than Barack Obama’s spokesperson Josh Earnest and Congress in a segment on Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway.
“To me, outside of Trump and maybe, maybe Pence, the two most visible people in D.C I think it’s her [Conway] and Sean Spicer,” Levin explained. “I’m saying more than anybody in Congress right now.”