The news story of the charges against the former President — the first POTUS in U.S. history to be officially criminally charged — broke at 6:00...
The Mar. 22 edition was most notable, as its 472,000 viewer figure was the first to top any of Noah's final two weeks.
The Mar. 7th edition (4.165 million) topped all cable telecasts in total viewers that week.
Even the prime time lineup of nascent news outlet NewsNation got a sizable bounce, especially for "Cuomo", which achieved its most-watched edition in total viewers, to-date.
Prosecutors accused Murdaugh had shot and killed his wife Maggie and their youngest son Paul as a distraction from his financial crimes.
It was off 29 percent from Biden's 2022 State of the Union (38.2 million), with every outlet covering the speech seeing a decline from last year.
The fill-ins thus far, while they have drawn decent numbers, have not reached Noah's final weeks' levels.
At least eight million tuned in to just the three major cable news outlets to witness the spectacle within the 11:00 PM-midnight ET hour.
Nearly 16 million across six networks tuned in for Zelensky's historic prime time address, according to Nielsen Media Research
So did the controversy boost viewership for GMA3? According to recent figures, the answer is yes, slightly so.