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Hutchinson's Jan. 6 committee testimony a television hit

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Posted at 10:17 PM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-06 22:17:31-04

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony before the Jan. 6 committee was a big hit with TV viewers.

The Nielsen company said an estimated 13.2 million people watched the hearing, called by the congressional committee on short notice. That's a 28% increase over the 10.25 million who watched the committee's previous daytime session.

It's 23% more than the average live audience for the other three daytime hearings. Hutchinson is the 25-year-old former aide to ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. She testified about former President Donald Trump's displays of temper as plans to overturn the 2020 election results began falling apart.