Last night’s GOP CNN/YouTube debate was the most-watched debate of this cycle, topping even the Democratic debate in Las Vegas on Nov. 15 which had been the most-watched. The numbers from Nielsen (Live +SD):
• 8pmET – 10:11pmET
P2+ — 4,486,000
A18-34 — 516,000
A18-49 — 1,300,000
A25-54 — 1,540,000
A55+ — 2,668,000
>More: The press release from CNN is after the jump…
CNN’s Republican YOUTUBE Debate is the Most-Watched Primary Debate in Cable News History!
CNN Has the #1 and #2 Highest-Rated Primary Debates in Cable!
Last night’s CNN YOUTUBE Republican Primary Debate was yet another record-breaker with more than 4.4 Million viewers tuning into CNN. These deliveries exceed ALL other primary debates in Cable News History IN ALL DEMOS!
Nearly 5 Million viewers tuned in on both CNN and Headline News (simulcast) for last nightâ€™s Republican Primary Debate (4,900k).
CNN’s Democratic Primary Debate at UNLV on November 15 is the second highest-rated debate in history with 4 Million total viewers.
Source: Turner Analysis of Cable Fast National Data