NBC Debate Draws 10.2 Million Broadcast, 1.2 Million Livestream Viewers

Reversing the trend.

A Democratic debate that took place on a Sunday night in the middle of a holiday weekend managed to reverse the trend of declining Democratic debate viewership.

Sunday’s NBC News-YouTube debate–dotted with questions from well-known YouTube stars as well as one question delivered in cartoon form–drew 10.2 million broadcast viewers, with almost 1.2 million more watching the debate over a bevy of livestream options.

This makes last night’s debate the second highest most-viewed Democratic debate of the 2016 cycle, and the third most-watched Democratic debate ever.

While those are solid numbers for a Democratic debate, the debate had a smaller audience than all of the GOP primary debates this cycle.