TV Ratings: ABC’s Comey Sitdown Is Strong on Sunday — But It’s No Stormy

ABC made a big swing with Sunday’s George Stephanopoulos sitdown with James Comey — and while the interview looks like it scored a win in the 10 o’clock hour, CBS powered broadcast’s evening with the Academy of Country Music Awards.

The ABC News interview, Sunday’s second in so many weeks to take aim at the Trump administration after 60 Minutes‘ ratings hit interview with Stormy Daniels, averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the news demo of adults 25-54 for the network. It was a vast improvement from its American Idol lead-in, at a season low with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.3 million viewers, building on the lead-in among both total viewers and the younger demo.

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