- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 23, 2022

The latest Jan. 6 hearing brought in the largest viewership since the congressional committee’s debut, getting more than 17 million eyes on the program.

More than 17.6 million people watched the primetime hearing throughout 10 broadcast and cable outlets, reaching more people than several of the other hearings that took place during the daytime.

The number, however, is still down from the 20 million who saw the first primetime hearing on June 9.

Altogether, the eight hearings averaged about 13.1 million viewers, with the daytime sessions drawing between 10.16 to 13.23 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

MSNBC had the biggest audience on Thursday, getting 4.88 million viewers, followed by ABC with 3.98 million.

CNN received 3.18 million, followed by NBC with 2.69 million,  and then CBS with 2.68 million.

Fox News didn’t offer full coverage of the hearing. The right-leaning network, instead, kept its original lineup of pundit shows.

Thursday’s hearing focused on the 187 gaps former President Donald Trump had in addressing the rioters during the 2021 Capitol riot. 

The committee also announced they would be holding more hearings in September, just ahead of the November midterms.

• Mica Soellner can be reached at msoellner@washingtontimes.com.

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