January 6 hearing attracted 20 million viewers: cable’s MSNBC soared, Fox News got 3 million viewers

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Apparently a lot of people are interested: the first hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol Hill attack garnered 20 million viewers. Fox News, which declined to run the hearings and instead ran Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity’s shows without commercial breaks — clearly to discourage viewers to tune in to the actually hearing — got 3 million for its regular programming block. Tucker Carlson’s show attracted his normal number of viewers. In terms of viewership, Fox’s counter programming was largely a flop. The Hill: Nearly 20 million people watched Thursday …

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