An approximated 20 million men and women viewed Thursday night’s hearing of the Residence panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The figures launched Friday by the Nielsen Company consist of viewers from 12 tv networks that aired the scarce primetime listening to, together with ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX Organization Community.
The figures do not include on-line viewers or individuals who viewed on PBS.
The hearing, which aired from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast, built many factors of the ongoing investigation public for the initial time, together with a in no way-prior to-noticed 12-moment video of extremist teams top the deadly siege, and startling testimony from President Donald Trump’s interior circle.
By comparison, the opening working day of each and every of the Trump impeachment trials drew about 11 million viewers. Individuals aired throughout the day on much less networks, but the far higher figures from Thursday suggest that the primetime experiment succeeded in capturing national interest in a way generally reserved for dwell sporting events.
Fox Information, which did not air the hearings, drew nearly 3 million viewers for the identical two hours.
Past week’s highest rated tv shows, the initially two game titles of the NBA finals on ABC, every single had among 11 million and 12 million viewers.