Here's How Many People Watched Comey Testify on TV

'Washington's Super Bowl' didn't disappoint
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2017 5:34 PM CDT
Barbers cut hair for customers as televised coverage of former FBI director James Comey testifying is seen on television screen at Puglisi Hair Cuts in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, Thursday,...   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – A whole lot of people watched James Comey call President Trump a liar while testifying in front of Congress on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to Nielsen estimates, 20 million viewers tuned in to watch the former FBI director on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. Final numbers are expected later. The 20 million estimated viewers don't include those who watched the testimony on CSPAN, online, or at bars. The actual number of viewers is likely much higher when online streaming is included, the Hollywood Reporter reports. CNN alone tallied a total of 3.9 million streams. ABC's coverage of Comey's testimony had the most viewers, followed by CBS and Fox News. (Read more James Comey stories.)

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