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Fewer People Watched Comey’s ABC Interview Than Country Music Awards, Stormy Daniels 60 Minutes Interview

ABC’s Sunday night interview with James Comey earned the network a ratings boost, yet fewer people watched the former FBI director’s conversation with George Stephanopoulos than both the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards and “60 Minutes” sit-down with Stormy Daniels the previous month.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC “averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 2.4 rating” in the A25-54 demographic. Conversely, the 2018 AMCs, which aired on CBS, averaged 12.08 million.

CBS’ Stormy Daniels interview more than doubled Comey’s numbers, and its 24.5 million viewer average was 60 Minutes’ highest rated episode in the past 10 years. (RELATED: Stormy Daniels Grants Gives CBS A Ratings Explosion)

During the interview, Comey consistently criticized President Trump and went so far as speculating that Russia has compromising information on the president.

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“It is stunning and I wish I wasn’t saying it, but it’s just — it’s the truth. I cannot say that,” he told Stephanopoulos. “It always struck me and still strikes me as unlikely, and I would’ve been able to say with high confidence about any other president I dealt with, but I can’t. It’s possible.”

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