The CNN Republican Debates topped the Nielsen Social ratings last night with 1,722,000 tweets seen by 7,821,000. TGIT rounded out the evening along with American Idol. Here are some top moments from the debates:
- In the U.S., tweets about the TV event were sent by 400,000 people and seen 181 million times.
- The most tweeted minute of the night was at 9:51 p.m. ET, when 11,800 tweets were sent after Marco Rubio and Donald Trump discussed radical Islamism.
- The top mentioned candidate of the night was “Trump” who was mentioned in 490,000 tweets about the TV event; “Cruz” was mentioned in 153,000 tweets.