While MSNBC came out on top overall with 4.7 million total viewers for the primetime airing of the eighth U.S. House special committee hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection on Thursday, ABC was the most-viewed among the broadcast networks with an audience of 4 million. It tied with NBC for a 0.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.
NBC and CBS were comparable in terms of total viewers, each securing about 3 million. CBS managed a 0.3 in the demo.
At about 17 million total viewers across ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN and MSNBC, Thursday’s hearing scored about 3 million fewer viewers than the first hearing, which aired on June 9 to 20