NEW YORK — Not less than 22.8 million People watched on tv this week as former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of homicide and manslaughter within the dying of George Floyd.
The Nielsen firm’s estimate got here from viewership figures on 10 totally different networks that carried Tuesday’s verdict stay. The precise viewers was probably increased, nevertheless, since Nielsen’s rely didn’t embrace Courtroom TV or ESPN, which additionally carried the decision.
Phrase unfold that the decision was coming some 90 minutes earlier than it was delivered, giving time for an viewers to assemble.
CNN, with an estimated 4.03 million viewers, had the largest viewers, in keeping with Nielsen. ABC, Fox Information Channel, MSNBC, NBC and CBS all had not less than 3 million folks watching.
Floyd, a Black man, died after Chauvin, who’s white, kneeled on his neck for greater than 9 minutes final Could, sparking protests all over the world.
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