Nielsen estimates about 16 million in U.S. watched Michael Cohen
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen at the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 27, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, March 1, 2019 12:56PM EST
NEW YORK -- The Nielsen company says that 15.8 million people in the U.S. watched President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testify against him on television before a congressional committee.
Nielsen estimated the viewership on eight different networks between 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
The number contrasts with the 20.4 million who watched the daytime testimony of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh before a Senate committee last September.
By a narrow margin, CBS was the most-watched network for the bulk of the testimony, followed by ABC and MSNBC.