More Than 5 Million People Watched The Kavanaugh Hearing On Fox News

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

More than 5 million people tuned into Fox News on Thursday to watch the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

According to Nielsen Media numbers, Fox averaged 5,691,000 viewers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with coverage of the hearing led by Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum and Chris Wallace.

The staggering ratings continued into the primetime shows, where “Tucker Carlson Tonight” garnered 5,283,000 viewers, “Hannity” earned 5,857,000, and “The Ingraham Angle” snagged 5,369,000.

Fox News managed to beat both MSNBC and CNN combined, with MSNBC averaging 2,892,000 viewers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and CNN averaging 2,515,000.

MSNBC averaged 3,176,000 viewers in primetime and CNN averaged 1,896,000.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow finished 4th in primetime viewership behind Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson with 4,033,000 viewers.

Blasey Ford testified during Thursday’s hearing that Kavanaugh groped her at a high school gathering in the summer of 1982. Kavanaugh denied the allegations and said he has never sexually assaulted anyone and was not at a party with Ford.

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