The Jan. 6th hearing attracted the highest viewership since its debut. It had more viewers than 17 millions.
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 is still 20 millions down from the June 9th primetime hearing.
Altogether, the eight hearings averaged about 13.1 million viewers, with the daytime sessions drawing between 10. 16 to 13. 23 millions viewers according to Nielsen.
MSNBC received the largest audience Thursday with 4. 88 millions viewers. ABC followed with 3. 98 million.
CNN was awarded 3. 18 millions, then NBC with 2. 69 millions, followed by NBC with 2. 68 million.
Fox News did not provide complete coverage. Instead, the right-leaning network kept its original line up of pundit programs.
Thursday’s hearing was focused on the 187 lapses that former President Donald Trump experienced in dealing with the rioters at the 2021 Capitol Riot.
The committee announced that they will hold more hearings in September just before the November midterms.