400K+ Court TV viewers for Chauvin verdict
April 23, 2021
More than 400,000 viewers – the most since the network relaunched – tuned into Court TV to watch the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20th.
Court TV viewing Tuesday afternoon peaked between 4:30-5:30pm ET – during which time the verdicts were read – at 402,000 viewers 2+. Court TV was ranked in the top 15 ahead of such networks as ID, ESPN, TBS, TNT, FX, Discovery Channel and 100 others in viewers 2+ when compared with ad-supported cable networks 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
April 20th was the most-watched day since Court TV was rebooted in May 2019 with increases as high as +10 times the pre-Chauvin trial time period average. The network’s trial coverage itself was up more than +330 per cent.
In terms of streaming viewing, Court TV was up more than 20 times for the trial and more than 40 times for the verdict versus the pre-trial average.
Court TV officials worked with Hennepin County court officials in Minnesota for months to ensure that cameras would be allowed in the courtroom and that all viewers would have full access to the proceedings.