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Why Did TV Ratings Go Through The Roof For Comey Hearing?

The Senate hearing that featured testimony by former FBI Director James Comey saw TV ratings go through the roof, not a typical public reaction to watching the Senate.

Just check Nielsen’s numbers for C-Span. So what explains the passionate TV viewing for this particular event?

We spoke with Benjamin Mullin, Managing Editor of Poynter.org, a nonprofit media watchdog.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.