Tucker Carlson’s post-verdict interview with Kyle Rittenhouse attracted more than 5 million viewers

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NEW YORK (AP) – Tucker Carlson reached 5.05 million viewers for his Kyle Rittenhouse interview on Monday, in what Fox News Channel opinion hosts the largest audience since the night of Jan. 6 at the US Capitol.

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Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder charges last week and according to the 18-year-old’s family, Carlson was given a chance to be interviewed post-trial because of the support he showed.

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The Nielsen company said Carlsen averaged 3.16 million viewers on a normal night this year.

ABC News and Diane Sawyer on Friday night gave strong ratings for interviews with members of a California family held captive by their parents for years. That “20/20” episode reached over 7.4 million viewers.

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4.1 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1 million and Ion Television had 880,000.

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Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable news channel in prime time, with an average viewership of 2.89 million. ESPN had 2.31 million, Hallmark had 1.58 million, MSNBC had 1.18 million and HGTV had 893,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the race for the evening news ratings, with an average of 8.3 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.2 million and “CBS Evening News” had 5.4 million.

For the week of November 15-21, the 20 most popular shows in prime time, their networks and viewership:

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