Debate Fatigue? 5.48 Million Watch FNC Debate

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By Chris Ariens Comment

With another GOP debate set for tomorrow night on CNN, we have the ratings for Monday night’s face-off on Fox News. And as the candidates drop out, the viewership is dropping off. Monday’s debate drew 5.48 million viewers, under-performing FNC’s two previous GOP debates in December and September. Still, from 9-11pmET FNC more than quadrupled the combined Total Viewership of MSNBC and CNN. ABC’s Dec. 10 outing is still the #1 debate in Total Viewers and younger viewers, while FNC’s debate 5 days later stands as the most-watched debate on cable news.

Debate Network Total Viewers A25-54
Jan. 16 Fox News 5,475,000 1,573,000
Jan. 8 NBC/MSNBC 4,715,000 1,649,000
Jan. 7 ABC 6,250,000 1,730,000
Dec. 15 Fox News 6,713,000 1,865,000
Dec. 10 ABC 7,630,000 2,100,000
Nov. 22 CNN 3,599,000 1,041,000
Nov. 12 CBS 5,480,000 1,520,000
Nov. 9 CNBC 3,332,000 993,000
Oct. 18 CNN 5,468,000 1,651,000
Oct. 11 Bloomberg NA NA
Sept. 22 Fox News 6,107,000 1,701,000
Sept. 12 CNN 3,600,000 1,100,000
Sept. 7 MSNBC 5,411,000 1,728,000
Aug. 11 Fox News 5,053,000 1,430,000
June 13 CNN 3,162,000 918,000
May 5 Fox News 3,258,000 854,000
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