Skip to comments.TV Ratings: Trump Impeachment First Day Draws 11 Million Viewers
Posted on 01/23/2020 4:44:59 PM PST by napscoordinator
The opening day of President Trumps senate impeachment trial drew a substantial amount if viewers across the three cable news and major networks that broadcast the proceedings.
In total, around 11 million people tuned in to see prosecutors from the House of Representatives and attorneys for the White House argue over exactly how the complicated case should proceed.
Fox News led the way with 2.65 million viewers (from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.), followed by CBS with 1.94 million in the same time frame. MSNBC came second among the cablers with 1.9 million, with CNN bringing up the rear, drawing 1.44 million. ABC drew 1.63 million viewers with its coverage, while NBC drew almost exactly the same figure as CNN.
NBC was the only major network to cover the trial in the evening (5:18 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.), during which time it received a healthy boost in numbers to 2.8 million, topping Fox News which drew 2.63 million, MSNBC at just under 2 million, and CNN at around 1.5 million.
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No one cares. This has backfired on the Democrats. No one is clamoring for Trumps removal from office.
Their case is underwhelming, indeed.
Find it hard to believe that many people cared enough to watch.
A couple hundred supporters of the President and the rest of the watchers were leftwing kooks and freeloaders. It was a work day. Those who support the President had to work.
If this was a legitimate imprachment the numbers would be double or more.
I’m a huge Trump supporter but I have not watched one second of this fraudulent “trial”.
Thats true... this is the impeachment trial no one wanted. Thanks to Democrat hatred of Trump, were stuck with it.
There are over 300 million in the country. What percentage is watching? Very few, mostly retired people and those home watching children or fighting the flu.
Hmmm. About 10,999,999 more than I expected.
terrible numbers and no way to know how many mute buttons were worn out turning POSchitf and Nonads voices off.
Very true. I can’t imagine watching it at all. I mean I see what Fox News shows at night a little bit and I mean a little. I can’t even watch much of it at all. I am thankful to have a job and not have to be bothered by it. I feel for those who are at home and only have basic cable. It was on EVERY major network channel literally. (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, FOX News, OAN, etc. Why ABC, CBS, NBC have to show it is beyond me.
I can’t believe people are praising him. I mean I heard a few minutes on Fox News and he put me to sleep immediately. Can you imagine listening to him for close to 3 hours straight????? Yikes.
I never watched one second of it. I just go to FR and Freepers just post what they see. Like this will change a voter’s decisions come voting time..
There is NO WAY the soap opera watchers watched this BS for 3 days NO WAY they watched it for ONE day!!!
HGTV and the Hallmark Channel are drawing more viewers than the impeachment trial.
Ill be watching Homestead Rescue and Christina on the Coast instead of Hakeem Jeffries.
Just looked it up. There are 330 million people in the country. Few pay attention. Many people will not vote.
There are enough people mad about this entire sham, they will vote straight ticket.
11 million out of 350 million OMG these people are insane they call that substantial LOL, LOL, LOL!!!
Public service. The moon landings, it aint.
I think you are right. I think Trump wins reelection (not easily) but he will win it. Probably close to last election with maybe an additional state somewhere.
Festus on Gun Smoke sounds like a good choice tonight.
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