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Hutchinson’s committee testimony on January 6 was a television hit

Hutchinson's committee testimony on January 6 was a television hit

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House adviser, spoke before the committee on January 6 and easily attracted a bigger live attendance than any of the other four afternoon sessions.

13.17 million people saw Hutchinson’s compelling testimony on former President Donald Trump’s fury as attempts to rig the 2020 election broke apart, according to Nielsen.

That is an increase of 28% from the last daytime meeting of the committee, which attracted 10.25 million viewers, and a rise of 23% above the average of the preceding four daytime sessions. 19.4 million people watched the committee’s first hearing, which was the only one to be shown during prime time.

After anticipating being out of the office until mid-July, the committee quickly planned a public hearing to hear Hutchinson’s testimony. Its leaders raised anticipation by attempting to conceal the witness’ name beforehand.

The actual number of persons who heard Hutchinson’s testimony was higher than the live coverage since many others afterwards heard portions of it online or in news accounts.

With an average of 2.7 million people, CBS was the most watched network during prime time last week. There were 2.4 million viewers for NBC, 2.1 million for ABC, 1.6 million for Fox, 1.2 million for Univision, 1 million for Ion Television, and 900,000 viewers on average for Telemundo.

With an average of 2.05 million viewers during prime time, Fox News Channel led all other cable networks. HGTV had 858,000 viewers, Hallmark had 730,000, MSNBC had 1.31 million, and History had 685,000.

With an average of 7.2 million people, ABC’s “World News Tonight” was the nightly news program with the highest ratings. CBS Evening News drew 4.3 million viewers, compared to NBC’s “Nightly News” audience of 6.1 million.

The top 20 prime-time shows for the week of June 27–July 3, along with their networks and viewers:

1. NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” 5.98 million viewers.

2. CBS’ “60 Minutes,” 4.35 million viewers.

3. “FBI,” on CBS, with 3.63 million.

4. CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Sunday at 8 p.m., 3.598 million viewers.

5. CBS’s “The Price is Right,” Wednesday at 9 p.m., 3.586 million viewers.

6. “The Price is Right,” CBS, 3.36 million viewers, Wednesday at 8 p.m.

7. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 3.33 million viewers (Monday, 9 p.m.).

8. 3.32 million viewers for “NCIS,” CBS

9. 3.31 million people watched “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC, Monday, 8 p.m.).

10. “Young Sheldon,” 3.24 million viewers, CBS.

11. “The Neighborhood,” 3.22 million viewers, CBS.

12. Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Wednesday, 3.18 million.

13. Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Monday, 3.162 million.

14. “FBI: Most Wanted,” CBS, 3.161 million.

15. Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Tuesday), 3.13 million viewers

16. “FBI: International,” CBS, 3.1 million.

17. “NCIS: Hawai’i,” CBS, 3.06 million.

18. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 3.01 million.

19. NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” 2.95 million viewers.

20. “Hannity” (Wednesday), Fox News, 2.58 million.