Everyone expected last night’s GOP debate to be Fox Business Network’s biggest night ever. Now we know by exactly how much. The prime-time debate pulled in 13.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen fast national ratings. In the A25-54 demo, the debate reached 3.7 million viewers.
These numbers, both total and in the demo, are a (small) drop from the CNBC debate, which itself was part of a declining pattern of viewership from the first to the fourth debate.
The undercard debate, however, fared better than the previous one, averaging 4.7 million total viewers, with 866,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo.