Given all the attention it has received for the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report wasn’t exactly appointment television viewing.

The Nielsen company said that the ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable’s CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged 12.7 million viewers last Thursday when the redacted report on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election was put out.

For CBS and ABC, their audiences were smaller than what they would get on a typical day of daytime programming.

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - This portion of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, released in Washington on Thursday, April 18, 2019, describes Mueller's appointment and President Donald Trump's reaction to it. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY – This portion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, released in Washington on Thursday, April 18, 2019, describes Mueller’s appointment and President Donald Trump’s reaction to it. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Television-wise, more people caught up with the story on the evening news.

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