The GOP debate last night on CNN, moderated by John King, drew 4.734 million Total Viewers and 1.358 million A25-54 viewers, according to Nielsen final data. The Mesa, Arizona face-off was the least-watched debate on CNN since November and the 13th-ranked of the 19 debates measured by Nielsen.
As this is likely the final primary debate, ABC will come out the winner for having the most-watched debate of this GOP cycle in December. NBC had the most-watched in younger viewers last month. and Fox News’s debate on Dec. 15 was the most-watched debate on cable.
|Jan. 16||Fox News||5,475,000||1,573,000|
|Dec. 15||Fox News||6,713,000||1,865,000|
|Sept. 22||Fox News||6,107,000||1,701,000|
|Aug. 11||Fox News||5,053,000||1,430,000|
|May 5||Fox News||3,258,000||854,000|