At least 20 million people watched the prime-time House hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot – comparable to a big “Sunday Night Football” game. https://t.co/GxCLrxM4O5— NYTimes Tech (@nytimestech) June 11, 2022
Most Helpful Opinions
Oh for God's sake, just let him go. I realise you're obsessed with Mr. Trump (maybe you're in love with him) but enough already!
No one - literally no one - is still talking about the 6th of January, apart from people with an obsession with it, or people who have TDS.1
We need to look more into the data. 20 million people means 20 million screens.
Out of that, for the number of TV screens, lets take a common multiplier, that is, 3. A family of 3 watches the TV. 3 is a big multiplier, to be honest.
Then lets move on to YT or just online sources. Out of the YT sample data, lets consider 50% are watching with their partner. So that also gets multiplied.
The thing is, the more deep you dig into it, the more multiplied it will get. You can consider at least 35 million people were watching. If not watching, then at least listening to the news. Some people prefer just listening as it helps in other work too.10
Not really. There's around 350,000,000 people in the United States. That's approximately 5.7142857143% of the population.12
What Girls & Guys Said
50 years ago yes, now no.10
It depends on which country you're talking about. For the US it isn't that many people because there are way more than 20 million people in this country. But for a country made up 20 million people, less than that, or barely over 20 million, then that's a lot of people.10
Not a lot of people, when you consider the population of the US, that is only like around 6% give or take... kind of funny considering Jan 6th and all.10
According to me, not really. I have seen Music videos getting 30 million views in like 20 mins after they are released lol.20
For someone who lives in a country with only 10 million people, then yes that's a lot of people. It's also a lot for a "news program".10
Not really, but you can't assume that because people didn't watch live, that they didn't catch up on the highlight reel.10
Yeah, that is a lot of people10
Of course it is10
No, 20million is not a lot of people, at all. It’s actually really quite pathetic. Especially considering how all three networks, and most of the cable news channels all covered it. The population of the US is 350 mill, so 20 mil is less than 6%. If it REALLY was that much of a concern to the US population, one would imagine a LOT more that a poultry 6% of the population would watch it, right? Look at some other televised events, in recent history; 106 million people watched the final episode of MASH 40yrs ago, when the population was only 225 million, so almost half the population! Almost a 100 million people watched the Super Bowl, in 2022, and that was a fairly low rated game. Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/216526/super-bowl-us-tv-viewership/
I’m quite surprised that so few people watched the hearing? One would think that something as important as the “1/6” hearings would be watched by more people, but apparently the us population was just not as interested as people thought?
Keep in mind that number also doesn't take into account the amount of people watching it through livestreams or by other means than just on the tv.
We will see what the numbers say after todays and subsequent days of the hearings.
Well then if that’s the case, are you saying it could be LESS than originally thought, I mean mostly old people watch network tv, how many just put NBC on but fall asleep. Like you said, it counts TVs tuned to that channel on television, not actual people watching. So how many people fell asleep before it came on, I know my grandmother falls asleep at about 8pm with the TV on. And wouldn’t it also count bars and airports with hundreds of monitors, yet nobody watching? Are the updated numbers in yet?
According to NPR ( www.npr.org/.../analyzing-the-television-ratings-for-the-first-hearing-on-the-jan-6-insurrection ), the report that just under 20 million watched the 1/6, prime time hearings includes the online networks. If you have any sources that contradict mine, please post them in a reply.
Further down the link you provided:
"And it's worth noting that these figures don't include online viewership. They don't include viewership on C-SPAN or even the audience for NPR's broadcast of the hearing, which was carried on member stations nationwide."
And by the way this is why its only less than 20 million its because its basically people aged 55 or more. Boomers are usually the only ones still watching traditional news channels on tv.
Gen Z's and millenials on the other hand are watching online through youtube and other means.:
"Well, one thing that jumped out at me was that just over 15 million of those 20 million viewers were age 55 or older, according to Nielsen. Now, that's to be expected because younger viewers watch traditional TV outlets a bit less and are more likely to consume this information online, maybe through clips on YouTube, TikTok or Twitter. And it was interesting that MSNBC, which features a lot of liberal-oriented pundits, got the highest ratings among the major cable channels with 4.3 million viewers."