We went back to the beginning of his campaign for the presidency and isolated tweets referring to things he was watching on television. We excluded plugs for interviews and retweets of his fans.
In total, Trump has tweeted about shows he was watching more than 250 times. Often, he tweets about the same show repeatedly; we counted only one tweet per show. And he tweets about no network more than Fox News.
Most of the time, you will not be surprised to learn, Trump is tweeting about his displeasure with what's on his TV. With some regularity, though, he also tweets out praise for his surrogates, thanking CNN's Kayleigh McEnany multiple times, for example.
By network, his attitudes about what he saw on Fox News were largely ambivalent (for reasons we'll get to in a second).
He feels mostly negative about everyone else, except Fox Business, which he didn't tweet about that much.
Why the ambivalence on Fox? We isolated the particular shows he was watching where we could, either because he mentioned it or a guest on the show, or simply by noting the time of the tweet and what was on at the same moment.
The three shows he tweeted about the most were "The Kelly File," "Fox & Friends" and "The O'Reilly Factor." All are Fox News shows. He mostly watches political news shows, but not exclusively; the chart above only shows things he mentioned more than one time.
The split on how he feels about those shows, though, is dramatic.
Trump's views of "Kelly File" host Megyn Kelly are famously negative. Shows that have been generally more positive to him — "Fox & Friends," "Hannity" and "O'Reilly Factor" — get more positive reviews from Trump. His praise for Don Lemon's show on CNN mostly stems from his enthusiasm for surrogates who appeared on the program.
Setting aside those retweets praising how great his "Saturday Night Live" performance was, Trump has tweeted about the show three times since he began running for president. When he ain't on it, he ain't into it.
But he still watches. On at least eight occasions, Trump has said that he will no longer watch the show or network that he's watching. He said it twice about Kelly, four times about "Morning Joe" and twice about CNN's "New Day."
In each case, he later tweeted about watching the show again.
This analysis excludes things like his tweet last week about burning the flag, which was apparently spurred by a report on "Fox & Friends." Matching up every tweet with something he happened to be watching would be nearly impossible.
Besides, Twitter is much happier to have Trump identify what he's watching by name. Much better for engagement.