CNN led other networks in viewership of Donald Trump’s second impeachment.
The all-day debate and vote drew more than 12 million viewers across five networks.
CNNs drew 3.8 million, followed by MSNBC with 2.58 million, ABC with 2.4 million, CBS with 1.9 million and Fox News with 1.39 million, according to fast national numbers from Nielsen. The numbers were released by CNN. They do not include NBC that Nielsen did not provide a program schedule.
CNN was also at the top of prime time news networks at 3.76 million, compared with 3.75 million for MSNBC and 3.07 for Fox News.
The news network’s audience numbers averaged between 12:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. as they covered the trial throughout the day. The numbers for ABC were from 12:24 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and for CBS from 4:22 p.m. to 4:46 p.m.
CNN also led the 25-54 adult demo with 1.08 million, followed by ABC with 530,000, MSNBC with 464,000, CBS with 388,000 and Fox News with 278,000.
In 2019, the House’s first primetime vote on the indictment against Trump took place. CNN, MSNBC and Fox News together attracted 11.27 million viewers. NBC was the only network that excluded regular programming from coverage, drawing an average of 4.49 million viewers that hour.