C-SPAN and Cable News Get Boost From House Speaker Spectacle

From a New York Times story by Michael M. Grynbaum headlined “C-SPAN and cable news get a boost from the House speaker spectacle”:

The drama of this week’s House speaker vote resembles something out of “Waiting For Godot.” Turns out Americans are tuning in for the political theater.

Live coverage of Representative Kevin McCarthy’s struggle to clinch the House speakership — and the grueling internecine fight in the Republican Party — has translated into bigger-than-usual ratings for cable news, according to Nielsen.