ATLANTA – More than 500,000 viewers – the most since the network relaunched in 2019 – tuned into Court TV to watch the verdict in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial on Wednesday, June 1.
Court TV viewing that day exceeded 500K between 3:20-3:30 p.m. ET – during the time the verdicts were read – with 538K viewers 2+. Viewing peaked at 3:27 p.m. with 558K viewers P2+.
Court TV was one of the highest-rated television networks among broadcast and cable, ahead of ESPN, TBS, TNT, FX, ID, Discovery Channel and 127 others in viewers 2+ when compared with broadcast and ad-supported cable networks 3:15-3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Court TV’s coverage of Depp vs. Heard nearly quadrupled the audience for the networks’ live trial coverage as compared to the pre-trial period (+278%). Daily streaming hours have more than quintupled during this same period (+415%).
Upcoming trials Court TV plans to cover in the next several months:
Court TV’s on-air team is comprised of seasoned legal journalists including anchors Vinnie Politan, Julie Grant, Ted Rowlands, Michael Ayala and Judge Ashley Willcott with on-site reporting from legal correspondents Julia Jenaé Chanley Painter and Joy Nakrin.
Source for Depp/Heard trial viewing data (4/11/22-5/27/22) vs. prior 4 weeks. Linear TV – Nielsen, Live +Same Day viewing. Reflects Total Viewers 2+ M-F 9a-7p. Streaming – Google Analytics, O&O CTV, FAST and O&O Web data. Includes data for Court TV.com, Android TV, Roku, Vizio & Fire TV. Does not include FAST data from Pluto TV.
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