Nearly 20 million people tuned into the sham Jan 6th panel’s first primetime hearing.
This is far less than Biden’s State of the Union but more than Trump’s impeachment trial. (To be fair the impeachment trial was not during primetime hours)
Even with this CNN still couldn’t beat Fox News in the ratings.
Nearly 20 million people watched Thursday nightâ€™s first hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol across broadcast and cable news, according to preliminary ratings figures from Nielsen.
ABC took the largest haul of viewers, earning 4.8 million of them, while NBC and CBS carried 3.5 million and 3.3 million, respectively.
On cable, MSNBC pulled in a whopping 4.1 million viewers during the hearings, nearly four times what the network averages on a typical weeknight.
Usually dominant Fox News Channel came in second place on cable on Thursday night, averaging 3 million viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. CNN came in third place with 2.6 million.
Liberals and Conservatives were going to tune in to see what was said. The question now is how many will tune in next time and if Americans believed what was being shown.
An article from the federalist pointed out this was not some huge boon for ratings:
According to preliminary ratings figures from Nielsen published by The New York Times, more than 19 million tuned in for what was anticipated to be a blockbuster event. While 19 million may seem high at first glance, a look at what cable and broadcast networks typically pull for an average evening reveals Thursdayâ€™s viewership as little to brag about, especially when all but one, Fox News, aired the livestream.
ABC News, a former president of which produced Thursdayâ€™s show trial, drew 4.8 million viewers. NBC and CBS each pulled just more than three million. The legacy networks, then, pulled about 11 million viewers combined Thursday night. According to AdWeekâ€™s latest analysis of weekly television news ratings for the week of May 30, the broadcast networksâ€™ evening programs collectively averaged nearly 18 million viewers, 7 million more than tuned into Thursday nightâ€™s Democrat programming.
(these ratings are all lower than the nightly news broadcast on each of these networks) https://t.co/GltoYTZq15
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) June 10, 2022
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