Many American are passing away from COVID-19 regularly, however the main numbers that Trump discussed on Saturday morning were TV ratings. “Wow! Despite the Democrats [sic] views across TV and online lie (Con!), we had 147.9 million, the Republican National Convention blew the Democrat National Convention AWAY. Not even close! Just like their lies on Russia, Football (PLAY!) and everything else! NOVEMBER 3rd.” Trump tweeted.
Trump was referring to the viewership the GOP guaranteed for the whole RNC to renominate Trump for office. That figure included both online and TV viewership. As far as TV viewers alone, the DNC reliably beat the RNC. About 23.8 million individuals watched Trump officially acknowledge the nomination on Thursday, contrasted with the 24.6 million who checked out Biden’s acceptance discourse. The DNC had 122 million viewers in total.