Last night’s CNN GOP Debate in Miami, considered one of the more sedate and civilized of the GOP primary cycle, reached 11.854 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National data. In the A25-54 demo, 3.673 million viewers tuned in.
It’s a big drop from the last GOP debate, hosted by Fox News. It’s also the second-lowest rated GOP debate of the entire cycle. The lowest so far on the GOP side was a Jan. 14 FBN debate that garnered 11.094 million viewers.
On the digital front, there was a total of 1.9 million live streams, reaching a high point at 10 p.m. with 623,000 concurrent live streams.
Is this a sign of debate fatigue as we head into the primary debate home stretch? We’ll find out soon enough; the final GOP debate is March 21 in Salt Lake City, hosts TBD.