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CNN has best rankings working day ever for Capitol assault

NEW YORK — The attack on the U.S. Capitol previous week brought more viewers to CNN than any other one day in the network’s 40-year background.

CNN averaged 5.2 million viewers previous Wednesday, eclipsing its past significant of 5.1 million on Election Working day 2016, the Nielsen business reported. The community experienced 4.47 million viewers on Sept. 11, 2001, Nielsen reported.

For the duration of the storming of the Capitol itself on Wednesday afternoon, CNN averaged approximately 9 million viewers. CNN also led all of the cable news and broadcast networks all through prime-time that night, when Nielsen estimated extra than 33 million people today tuned in to observe Congress go back again into session to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

MSNBC averaged 4 million viewers on Wednesday and Fox Information Channel had 3 million.

NBC, led by a potent NFL playoff sport Sunday evening involving the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, was the major broadcast community previous 7 days, averaging 8.6 million viewers in primary time. CBS had 5.7 million, ABC had 3.8 million, Fox experienced 2.5 million, Univision experienced 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million and Telemundo experienced 920,000.

CNN averaged 4.11 million viewers in prime time, beating all the cable networks. MSNBC experienced 3.67 million, Fox Information Channel experienced 3.1 million, HGTV experienced 1.12 million and Hallmark had 1.05 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.2 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.9 million and the “CBS Evening News” experienced 5.8 million.

For the 7 days, the 20 most-watched plans in prime time, their networks and viewership:

1. NFL Soccer: Cleveland at Pittsburgh, NBC, 24.78 million.

2. “NFL Postgame” (Sunday), CBS, 19.33 million.

3. “NFL Pregame,” NBC, 16.01 million.

4. “NFL Postgame” (Saturday, 8:13-8:19 p.m.), Fox, 14.91 million.

5. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.8 million.

6. “NFL Postgame” (Saturday, 8:19-8:25 p.m.), Fox, 9.47 million.

7. “Anderson Cooper 360” (Wednesday), CNN, 8.87 million.

8. “Cuomo Key Time” (Wednesday), CNN, 8.79 million.

9. “Capitol Attack” (Wednesday, 8:06 p.m.), MSNBC, 8.49 million.

10. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” ABC, 8.15 million.

11. “CNN Tonight” (Wednesday), CNN, 7.8 million.

12. “The Rachel Maddow Show” (Wednesday), MSNBC, 7.77 million.

13. “Last Word” (Wednesday), MSNBC, 6.79 million.

14. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 6.56 million.

15. “The Chase,” ABC, 6.49 million.

16. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 6.21 million.

17. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Wednesday), Fox News Channel, 6 million.

18. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.89 million.

19. “Magnum, P.I., CBS, 5.87 million.

20. “Anderson Cooper 360” (Thursday), CNN, 5.8 million.