Reruns never do as well.
Fatigue from Trump Derangement Syndrome? The first day of impeachment hearings only brought in 13.1 million viewers.
The number becomes bleaker considering how many channels carried the hearing.
The numbers for these major hearings have declined since the Comey hearings:
The 13,098,000 who tuned in on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN and PBS marks a 32 percent drop from the number of people who watched James Comey’s testimony to Senate Intelligence Committee in May 2017, which delivered more than 19 million viewers.
In February, former Trump personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen’s testimony delivered 15.8 million viewers, while 13 million tuned in to see former special counsel Robert Mueller testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
All audience numbers are according to Nielsen Media Research.
Fox News led the way with 2.9 million views. MSNBC landed in second with 2.7 million viewers.
ABC, CBS, and NBC aired “impeachment coverage between 9:50 am and 4 p.m.” ABC brought in 2 million viewers.
All of those stations will air the second day of hearings on Friday.
A 32% drop is what you expect for the sequel. And Ukraine is the third entry in the franchise at least. And it’s more like a mini-series. Will ratings go up as more people tune in or was episode 1 the high point? We’ll find out. https://t.co/iJFfOeJ8YW
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) November 14, 2019
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