CNN’s The Lead Plays Crickets Sound Effect to Mock GOP Silence on Trump’s Pushing to Overturn Georgia Election Results

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CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper played on Monday a sound effect of crickets over Republicans’ silence regarding former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, which he lost.

In kicking off the show, host Jake Tapper talked about Trump’s remarks at a rally over the weekend in Georgia, where he was “not only continuing to push that state to start yet another recount of the 2020 election results despite every previous recount in Georgia showing the same thing, that Joe Biden won.”

“Former President Trump also admitted to the crowd that he had privately pushed the Republican governor, Brian Kemp, to hold a special election,” said Tapper. “Presumably a redo since Trump lost the first one.”

During the Saturday rally, where he lashed out at Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA), Trump said, “I said Brian, you know you have a big election integrity problem in Georgia. I hope you can help us out and call a special election and let’s get to the bottom of it for the good of the country, for the good of the state of Georgia.”

Kemp is up for re-election in 2022.

“It’s quite a claim to make in public considering Trump is already under investigation in Georgia for attempting to subvert democracy by having the Georgia secretary of state ‘find votes for him,’” said Tapper. “And once again, the response from Republican leaders in Washington and across the country?”

Tapper leaned forward and placed his left hand on his left ear as he listened to a sound effect of crickets chirping.

“Crickets. Nothing,” said Tapper. “So Trump continues his campaign of subverting American democracy unabated.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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Cable News Ratings Friday, September 24: The Five Was the Most-Watched Show Every Day Last Week

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The Friday cable news ratings are in, and The Five continued its uninterrupted dominance. Every single day last week, the 5 p.m. show was first in the ratings, beating the prime time slates of every other network.

The Five drew 3.02 million total viewers and 363,000 in the advertiser coveted 25-54 demographic. While it placed first in total viewers, The Five was second to their colleague Tucker Carlson in the demo (Tucker Carlson Tonight drew 2.95 million overall and 456,000 in the demo).

The Five was the most-watched show on cable news from Monday through Thursday, beating the usual cable news chart-toppers Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Rachel Maddow.

Here is a full breakdown of Friday’s cable news ratings by show:

Total Viewers (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
982
NEW DAY:
302
MORNING JOE:
802
CONVERSATIONS WITH NANCY:
19
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1310
NEW DAY:
409
WAKE UP AMERICA:
110
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1687
NEW DAY:
507
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1755
CNN NEWSROOM:
596
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
761
NATIONAL REPORT:
152
JAG:
90
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1624
CNN NEWSROOM:
661
JAG:
128
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
1579
AT THIS HOUR:
607
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
527
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
135
12p OUTNUMBERED:
1774
INSIDE POLITICS:
711
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
638
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
147
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
209
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
1444
CNN NEWSROOM:
685
MTP DAILY:
725
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
297
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
1434
CNN NEWSROOM:
641
KATY TUR REPORTS:
729
AMERICAN AGENDA:
179
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
336
3p STORY, THE:
1620
CNN NEWSROOM:
682
BLUE BLOODS:
266
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
1583
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
707
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
1209
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
264
BLUE BLOODS:
268
5p FIVE, THE:
3021
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
755
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
244
BLUE BLOODS:
254
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
2172
SITUATION ROOM:
695
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
1177
SPICER & CO:
258
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
113
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
1835
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
793
REIDOUT:
1175
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
314
DONLON REPORT, THE:
61
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
2950
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
1022
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
1375
STINCHFIELD:
246
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
47
9p HANNITY:
2556
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
902
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:
2406
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
142
NEWSNATION PRIME:
54
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
2137
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
639
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
1493
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
142
BANFIELD:
65
11p GUTFELD!:
1924
CNN SPECIAL REPORT:
386
11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:
974
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
95
DONLON REPORT, THE:
52

25-54 Demo (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
176
NEW DAY:
51
MORNING JOE:
90
CONVERSATIONS WITH NANCY:
6
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
195
NEW DAY:
72
WAKE UP AMERICA:
22
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
245
NEW DAY:
96
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
291
CNN NEWSROOM:
108
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
74
NATIONAL REPORT:
28
JAG:
7
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
243
CNN NEWSROOM:
135
JAG:
8
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
213
AT THIS HOUR:
116
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
45
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
7
12p OUTNUMBERED:
297
INSIDE POLITICS:
131
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
68
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
24
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
14
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
262
CNN NEWSROOM:
127
MTP DAILY:
85
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
39
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
235
CNN NEWSROOM:
124
KATY TUR REPORTS:
95
AMERICAN AGENDA:
23
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
43
3p STORY, THE:
220
CNN NEWSROOM:
147
BLUE BLOODS:
38
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
228
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
143
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
99
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
21
BLUE BLOODS:
22
5p FIVE, THE:
363
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
153
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
19
BLUE BLOODS:
31
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
291
SITUATION ROOM:
143
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
112
SPICER & CO:
21
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
13
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
278
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
172
REIDOUT:
137
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
23
DONLON REPORT, THE:
7
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
456
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
218
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
181
STINCHFIELD:
36
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
2
9p HANNITY:
350
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
189
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:
300
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
18
NEWSNATION PRIME:
6
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
359
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
147
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
175
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
9
BANFIELD:
13
11p GUTFELD!:
304
CNN SPECIAL REPORT:
107
11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:
137
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
13
DONLON REPORT, THE:
10

As for the three cable news networks overall, here are the total day averages in total viewers and the 25-54 category.

Total viewers:

CNN: 608,000

Fox News: 1.69 million

MSNBC: 948,000

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 126,000

Fox News: 259,000

MSNBC: 108,000

Here are the prime time averages— encompassing shows which air from 8-11 p.m. — in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.

Total viewers:

CNN: 854,000

Fox News: 2.54 million

MSNBC: 1.75 million

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 185,000

Fox News: 389,000

MSNBC: 219,000

For more ratings information and analysis go to ShowBuzz Daily.

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