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Media Advisory: Nearly 13.8 Million Viewers Watch First Public Hearing of the 2019 Impeachment Inquiry Into President Donald Trump

2 minute read | November 2019

Television Audience Estimates

New York, NY  — Nov. 14, 2019 — An estimated 13.8 million people tuned in to watch U.S. diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent testify at the first public hearing of the 2019 impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.

While coverage varied by network, 10 aired live or tape delayed coverage from approximately 10:00 a.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET.

The chart below highlights the sum of the average viewing audience for the networks that aired the address.

2019 Impeachment Inquiry – Public Hearing 1

Sum of Networks Live + Same Day
Nov. 13, 2019

RatingNumber of Viewers
All Households10.112,152,000
Persons 2+4.413,787,000
Persons 18-340.7541,000
Persons 35-542.92,365,000
Persons 55+11.410,644,000

Source: Nielsen, Fast National Ratings.
NOTE: Data above is inclusive of broadcast and cable networks, as well as PBS member stations. Common coverage of ad-supported networks only was 13.6 million viewers P2+. 2019 Networks Included: ABC, CBS, NBC, TEL, PBS, CNN, CNNe, FOXNC, HLN* and MSNBC.
*Tape delay

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