ABC Is Most-Viewed Broadcast Network for Thursday’s Primetime Jan. 6 Committee Hearing

NBC and CBS also aired the hearings to sizable audiences — but not as big as the first hearing in June

Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Donald Trump, displayed on a screen during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6th Attack on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Al Drago/Bloomberg)

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