Ratings show Fox News viewers losing interest in January 6 hearings | Your money

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel airs the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they take place during the day, and an overwhelming number of network viewers have made it clear they’d rather do something else.

Over two daytime ratings last week, Fox averaged 727,000 viewers, the Nielsen company said. That compares to the 3.09 million who watched ratings on MSNBC and the 2.21 million who tuned in to CNN.

It completely reverses the viewing model typical of news networks. On weekdays when hearings aren’t held, Fox News Channel routinely has more viewers than the other two networks combined, Nielsen said.

Last Thursday, Fox had 1.33 million viewers for the 2 p.m. Eastern time before the start of the ratings – slightly below its second quarter average but on par with the start of the summer, when fewer people watch television.

After the ratings began, Fox’s viewership fell to 747,000 for 3 p.m. EST and even lower to 718,000 at 4 p.m. rewarded them: viewership reached 2.76 million, Nielsen said.

The apparent lack of interest explains why the frequently pro-Trump network stuck to its regular lineup during the committee’s only prime-time hearing, while ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC all showed the proceedings. in Washington. “The Five” was also the most-watched show on cable television, on average, for nine months.

ABC won the week in prime time, averaging 3.6 million viewers. CBS had 3 million, NBC had 2.5 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Ion Television had 1.04 million, and Telemundo had 990,000 viewers.

Fox News Channel topped the cable networks with an average prime-time viewership of 2.17 million. MSNBC had 1.41 million, ESPN had 1.21 million, HGTV had 938,000, and Hallmark had 777,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 6.6 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.5 million.

For the week of June 20 to 26, the 20 most watched programs in prime time, their networks and audiences:

1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 6.13 million.

2. “America’s Got Talent”, NBC, 6 million.

3. Stanley Cup Final, Game 6: Colorado at Tampa Bay, ABC, 5.82 million.

4. Stanley Cup Final, Game 5: Tampa Bay at Colorado, ABC, 5.15 million.

5. “60 Minutes” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 4.8 million.

6. Stanley Cup Final, Game 4: Colorado at Tampa Bay, ABC, 4.6 million.

7. Stanley Cup Final, Game 3: Colorado at Tampa Bay, ABC, 4.1 million.

8. “FBI”, CBS, 3.82 million.

9. “The Price is Right” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 3.74 million.

10. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Monday), ABC, 3.7 million.

11. “Stanley Cup Presentation,” ABC, 3.69 million.

12. “NCIS,” CBS, 3.58 million.

13. “The Neighborhood”, CBS, 3.57 million.

14. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 3.49 million.

15. “The Price is Right” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 3.47 million.

16. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Friday), ABC, 3.27 million.

17. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Wednesday), ABC, 3.262 million.

18. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Friday), Fox News, 3.255 million.

19. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Sunday), ABC, 3.23 million.

20. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Thursday), Fox News, 3.19 million.