Democrats and the media held their Soviet-styl show trial in prime time on Thursday night but not many people watched.
Early numbers suggest about 20 million people tuned in but that’s nothing when you consider how many networks were carrying it.
It turns out most Americans are more concerned about putting gas in their cars and feeding their children than something that happened almost a year and a half ago.
The Federalist reports:
Television networks that broadcast the Jan. 6 Committee’s first summer hearing in prime time Thursday night failed to attract more viewers than on a typical weeknight.
“The world is watching what we do here,” Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in his opening statement. “America has long been expected to be a shining city on a hill, a beacon of hope and freedom, a model for others when we are at our best.”
Thompson’s viewership, however, missed the mark.
According to preliminary ratings figures from Nielsen published by The New York Times, more than 19 million tuned in for what was anticipated to be a blockbuster event. While 19 million may seem high at first glance, a look at what cable and broadcast networks typically pull for an average evening reveals Thursday’s viewership as little to brag about, especially when all but one, Fox News, aired the livestream.
Most people understand that this is nothing more than an attempt to distract from the economy and inflation.