Entertainment Weekend TV Ratings: Hutchinson’s January 6 panel testifies to TV success. CBS continues to dominate the prime-time ratings. | Newstalk Florida

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) — Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony before the Jan. 6 committee was a big hit with viewers, easily reaching a live audience larger than any of the four other day hearings.

Hutchinson’s riveting testimony about former President Donald Trump’s temper as plans to cancel the 2020 election crumbled was seen by 13.17 million people last week, the Nielsen company said.

That’s a jump of 28% from the 10.25 million who watched the committee’s previous daytime hearing, and 23% more than the average of the four daytime hearings. The committee’s first hearing, the only one televised in prime time, was seen by 19.4 million people.

The committee had hastily scheduled a public hearing to hear Hutchinson’s testimony after expecting to be away until mid-July. Its leaders created anticipation by trying to keep the identity of its witness secret in advance.

Since many people later heard portions of Hutchinson’s testimony online or in news reports, the actual number of people who heard what she said was greater than the live coverage.

CBS was the most popular network in prime time last week, averaging 2.7 million viewers. NBC had 2.4 million, ABC had 2.1 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.2 million, Ion Television had 1 million, and Telemundo averaged 900,000.

Fox News Channel was the highest-rated prime-time cable network, averaging 2.05 million viewers. MSNBC had 1.31 million, HGTV had 858,000, Hallmark had 730,000, and History had 685,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race with an average of 7.2 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.3 million.

For the week of June 27 to July 3, the 20 most watched programs in prime time, their networks and audiences:

1. “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 5.98 million.

2. “60 minutes”, CBS, 4.35 million.

3. “FBI”, CBS, 3.63 million.

4. “60 Minutes” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 3.598 million.

5. “The Price is Right” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 3.586 million.

6. “The Price is Right” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 3.36 million.

7. “Celebrity Family Feud” (Monday, 9 p.m.), ABC, 3.33 million.

8. “NCIS”, CBS, 3.32 million.

9. “Celebrity Family Feud” (Monday, 8 p.m.), ABC, 3.31 million.

10. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 3.24 million.

11. “The Neighborhood”, CBS, 3.22 million.

12. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Wednesday), Fox News, 3.18 million.

13. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Monday), Fox News, 3.162 million.

14. “FBI: Most Wanted,” CBS, 3.161 million.

15. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Tuesday), Fox News, 3.13 million.

16. “FBI: International,” CBS, 3.1 million.

17. “NCIS: Hawaii,” CBS, 3.06 million.

18. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 3.01 million.

19. “Chicago Fire”, NBC, 2.95 million.

20. “Hannity” (Wednesday), Fox News, 2.58 million.

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