A sit-down with President-elect Donald Trump scored 2.3M viewers for Fox News Sunday over the weekend, the second-most viewers in the program’s 20-year history. The only episode to draw more eyeballs was coverage of Saddam Hussein’s capture in December 2003, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The December 11 broadcast hosted by Chris Wallace on Fox also boasted 728,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 news demo, the most since June 2008. Nationally, Fox News Sunday is up 33% in total viewers over last year and up 53% in the demo.
During the interview, Trump told Wallace he’s still “very open-minded” about the environment and climate change but added: “Nobody really knows. Look, I’m somebody that gets it and nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast. I do know this: other countries are eating our lunch.”
The PEOTUS also discussed his recent Cabinet picks, the Dakota Access Pipeline, meetings with Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore about climate change, and whether he would take a “wrecking ball” to President Obama’s programs including the Affordable Health Care Act. “No, I don’t want to do that at all,” he told Wallace about messing with Obama’s legacy. “I just want what’s right.”
Here is the full interview from Fox News Sunday: