UPDATE, 3:35 PM ET: Updated viewership numbers for impeachment coverage show that CNN drew 3.95 million viewers, followed by MSNBC with 2.69 million and Fox News with 1.48 million, according to Nielsen.
The figures cover the period from 12:30 PM ET to 4:45 PM ET, when the major news networks were covering the debate and vote on the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
In the 25-54 demo, the numbers were 1.15 million for CNN, 507,000 for MSNBC and 299,000 for Fox News.
PREVIOUSLY: CNN topped other networks in viewership of the second impeachment of Donald Trump.
The daylong debate and vote drew more than 12 million viewers across five networks.
CNN’s 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 figures were released by CNN. They do not include NBC, which did not submit a program lineup to Nielsen.
CNN also topped primetime among the news networks, with 3.76 million, compared to 3.75 million for MSNBC and 3.07 for Fox News.
The news network viewership numbers were an average from 12:30 PM ET to 4:45 PM ET, as they carried daylong coverage of the proceedings. The numbers for ABC were from 12:24 PM to 5 PM, and CBS from 4:22 to 4:46 PM.
CNN also was top in the adults 25-54 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 vote to impeach Trump took place during primetime. CNN, MSNBC and Fox News drew a combined 11.27 million viewers. NBC was the only network to preempt regular programming to cover the vote, and drew an average of 4.49 million viewers during that hour.
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