NEW YORK (AP) — At least 23.2 million Americans visually examined on television this week as former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
The Nielsen company’s estimate emanated from viewership figures on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday’s verdict live. The authentic audience was likely higher, however, since Nielsen’s count did not include ESPN, which additionally carried the verdict.
Word spread that the verdict was coming some 90 minutes afore it was distributed, giving time for an audience to amass. CNN, with an estimated 4.03 million viewers, had the most sizably voluminous audience, according to Nielsen. ABC, Fox News Channel, “MSNBC,” NBC and CBS all had at least 3 million people visually examining.
Floyd, a Black man, died after Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes last May, sparking protests around the world.
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