Ratings for the second hearing on January 6 dropped to about 10 million tunes.

The second public hearing of the House Select Committee investigating last year’s Capital Riot drew nearly 10 million viewers yesterday, less than half the audience who watched the committee’s primetime opening presentation last week.

Early issues of Nelson Media Research included viewers of all cable news as well as ABC and CBS properties. NBC News numbers were not immediately available on Tuesday.

Last week’s hearing aired on 12 different TV channels and drew an audience of 20 million Americans – more than Game 3 of this year’s Oscars or NBA Finals between Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, the last of which The episode aired the night before.

Fox News did not broadcast Thursday’s hearing in favor of its regular programming, but covered Monday’s proceedings from start to finish.

Although the hearing saw a dramatic drop in viewership since Thursday, it still managed to attract an audience compared to some of the most watched network TV shows.

The viewing figures came just below the “NCIS” on CBS, which attracted about 11 million viewers, as well as the Tiffany Network’s “FBI” and its 10.3 million viewers. However, that number was higher than the viewers of NBC’s “Chicago Fire” (approximately 9.9 million) and CBS’s “Blue Bloods” (approximately 9.6 million).

The second public hearing of the House Select Committee investigating last year’s Capital Riot drew nearly 10 million viewers yesterday, less than half the audience who watched the committee’s primetime opening presentation last week.

Only half the audience attended Monday’s congressional hearing compared to last week’s Thursday, a difference of about 10 million people.
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Rom Wright, Ben Ginsberg, election attorney, BJ Pak, former Georgia U.S. attorney, and El Schmidt, former Philadelphia city commissioner, swore in during a select committee investigating the second hearing of the January 6 attack on the United States Capital. Lifting
Last week’s preliminary hearing was broadcast on 12 different TV channels.
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On Monday, June 13, 2022, a video screening of the January 6, 2022, attack on the US Capital Ground by rioters during a Select Committee hearing to investigate the January 6 attack on US Capital, USA. Shown
More than 3 spectators of this year’s Oscars or NBA Finals watched last week’s hearing.
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Monday’s hearing was lighter than other major political events, such as former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial in 2019, which drew nearly 13 million viewers. In July 2019, former special adviser Robert Mueller received a similar number to testify about his investigation into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and alleged links between Russian officials.

Fox News, which released Nelson’s preliminary numbers, won the daytime ranking battle over its two main rivals on Monday, with an average of 1.5 million viewers, compared to 1.3 million for MSNBC and 653,000 for CNN.