The 'Rally to Restore Sanity' attendance has been estimated between 87,000 and 250,000. Esquire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 825,437 Metrorail trips were taken Saturday, which broke a 19-year record for ridership. However the calculations and comparisons vary tremendously depending on who you ask. The 2020 Movies That Are Streaming Online Early, A Day Inside a Mansion Full of TikTok Influencers, Todd Snyder Made the Turtleneck of the Year, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Saturday's rally seemed to culminate several months of blows being exchanged between camps grand marshaled by Stewart/Colbert and Fox News's Glenn Beck leading up to the election — emotional intensity against biting parody. Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Second photo: Satirist Stephen Colbert speaks in front of a massive puppet of himself during the rally. The event to muster the American public with moderate political views was orchestrated by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who called it the 'March to Keep Fear Alive.' The average ridership for the D.C. Metro on a Saturday is about 350,000, WMATA said in a statement Sunday. The rally to restore sanity attendance figures are estimated to be will over 200,000 people. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, Obama Has Set Up Housekeeping in Trump's Head. On the weekend before the US midterms, Jon Stewart, the presenter of the satirical Daily Show, is holding a "Rally to Restore Sanity… The Rally To Restore Sanity and or/Fear's Attendance was estimated at 215,000 by CBS and some experts estimate that as many as 250,000 people attended. Every product was carefully curated by an Esquire editor. If you remember, others were estimating the “Restoring Honor” rally had over a million people, and still others said it was between 300,000 and 500,000. "Early estimate of crowd size at Rally: 6 billion," he tweeted Saturday. And most of them had signage. The most conservative estimate was 215,000 by CBS News, which was a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News itself. Rally to Restore Sanity Attendance Figures Estimated, Massive by Hilton Hater at September 21, 2010 4:34 am . Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore Honor drew just 85,000 people on the other hand, according to CBS and many other outlets. That would mean about 237,000 additional riders made roundtrips Saturday which would jibe with CBS's estimates. 11.20am: Good morning. Stewart and Colbert rally gridlocks Washington, The Palestinian tycoon who sued Britain over 1917 declaration, Second night of clashes in Philadelphia after police kill Black man, Mouthwashes may help to inactivate coronavirus, Demonstrations in Baghdad take place for a second day, Four years on, Trump's relationship with New York plumbs new depths, Biden vows to back Belarus opposition in removing Lukashenko, Op-Ed: Mike DelGuidice releases one of the best singles of 2020, Charlie Hebdo sparks Turkish fury with cartoon of Erdogan, Cases of Leishmaniasis are increasing in the U.S. and in Canada, New study shows COVID-19 antibodies drop rapidly after infection. In June 1991, Metro reported a one-day tally of 786,358 trips, many of which involved people heading to the Mall for a huge Desert Storm rally to protest the first Iraq war. That's almost three times more attendees than the Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally held in Washington D.C. in August. We may earn a commission from these links. In 1997, on the day of the Promise Keepers rally at the Mall, the Metro system counted 725,909 trips. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" could be called the largest satirical event in American history. The only place where such clear divisions are to be found is in Washington, D.C., or on cable TV news. Not just because of the estimated 215,000 in attendance, but because nearly all of those 215,000 were in on the joke. Most Americans don't live their lives solely as Democrats or Republicans or liberal or conservative, he said. And what a better turnstyle than that at the Washington D.C. subway system that helped bring all those people to the Mall? RELATED:Funniest signs and images from the Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert rallyThousands descend on National Mall for Stewart's and Colbert's 'Sanity' rally, Top photo: Thousands participate in the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington. Might there actually be hope for the sane, moderate and rational? Co-host of the rally, comedian Stephen Colbert, calculated a much different number. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" could be called the largest satirical event in American history. Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" drew appoximately 215,000 people, CBS News is estimating. If One Part of Life on This Planet Is Sick... Brett Kavanaugh Just Teed Up a Zombie Bush v. Gore, Tom Cotton's Bottomless Ambition Says '2024', Trump's Campaign Brought the Fringes Together, Journalistic Sanity Asserted Itself at the WSJ, The White House Admits Defeat on the Coronavirus.