Also noted is the 13 million viewers watching former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony.
The Democratic impeachment managers continued to lay out their opening arguments -- well, repeat them really -- in the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday. Everyone still awake started to notice just how boring the whole thing really is, and now the Nielsen ratings are in to prove it.
The Hill is reporting that, despite being carried on 10 broadcast and cable television networks, the first day of the Democrats' opening arguments attracted an estimated audience of just 8.9 million viewers. The audience is a lot smaller than other Democratic-led shams in recent memory.
For example, around 20 million viewers tuned in for Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in 2018 when Christine Blasey Ford finally showed up to testify in her effort to protect Roe v. Wade, as Ford's lawyer finally admitted.
About a year earlier, nearly 20 million Americans tuned in to watch fired FBI Director and serial leaker James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.