In a New York Magazine article titled “Ratings Show Americans Don’t Care About the Impeachment Trial Enough to Watch it,” the publication points out that viewership dropped 20 percent by the second day of the trial:
According to TV ratings for the first two days of the trial, the six news networks covering Trump’s impeachment averaged a little over 11 million viewers combined, with Fox News leading the pack with some 2,654,000 on their channel from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Viewership dropped by about 20 percent on Wednesday, with a total of 8,858,000 million watching; MSNBC led day two with 1,793,000 tuning in.
Compared to other major televised political moments, the 2018 testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh garnered 20.4 million viewers. The midterm elections also received 36.1 million viewers–a number higher than the four prior midterm elections.
Of course, all of Fox News’ prime time shows dominated ratings, with Sean Hannity garnering 4,246,000 million viewers on Wednesday, followed by Laura Ingraham bringing in 3.93 million viewers and Tucker Carlson’s viewers at 3.73 million.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow came in fourth, delivering 2.99 million viewers.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2020
For the full report, click HERE.