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TV ratings for the impeachment hearings peaked on the first day of testimony from Bill Taylor and George Kent, but none drew as much online attention as Marie Yovanovitch, according to data from NewsWhip.
Why it matters: Democrats hoped to sway public opinion with revelations about a smoking gun of Trump's involvement in a quid pro quo, but the numbers highlight the power of an emotional appeal, writes Axios' Neal Rothschild.
The big picture: TV viewer interest steadily declined over the course of the 5 days of hearings.
Pope Francis walks out from Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok.
Bono performs at the Apollo Theater in New York. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
U2 has been the top touring act in the world over the past 10 years, the trade publication Pollstar reports.