14.52 Million Watch GOP Debate on CNN and Telemundo

By Chris Ariens Comment

The tenth rock ’em sock ’em GOP debate of the 2016 cycle was watched by 14.521 million viewers on both CNN and Telemundo, the 5th most-watched debate of this cycle.

Moderated by Wolf Blitzer Thursday’s debate in Houston also included Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás as part of the panel asking questions important to Hispanic voters. CNN averaged 13.256 million and Telemundo brought in an additional 1.265 million.  In the A25-54 demo, 4.684 million viewers watched on both networks, with 4.058 watching on CNN and 626,000 on Telemundo.

This was the only RNC-sanctioned debate broadcast by a Spanish-language network.

Here’s the 2016 debate ranker, which includes Nielsen viewership data, along with livestreaming information provided by the networks.

Debate Network Total Viewers A25-54 Streams
Aug. 6 | GOP Fox News 24,000,000 7,900,000 2,400000**
Sept. 16 | GOP CNN 22,940,000 6,900,000 4,500,000
Oct. 13 | Dem CNN 15,791,000 4,998,000 4,300,000
Oct. 28 | GOP CNBC 14,000,000 3,900,000 ***
Nov. 10 | GOP FBN 13,500,000 3,670,000 2,800,000
Nov. 14 | Dem CBS 8,500,000 2,120,000 1,200,000
Dec. 15 | GOP CNN 18,165,000 5,560,000 3,100,000
Dec. 19 | Dem ABC 7,850,000 1,928,000 ***
Jan. 14 | GOP FBN 11,094,000 2,983,000 1,900,000
Jan. 17 | Dem NBC 10,200,000 3,170,000 1,200,000
Jan. 28 | GOP Fox News 12,466,000 3,467,000 1,350,000
Feb. 4 | Dem MSNBC 4,489,000 1,211,000 ***
Feb. 6 | GOP ABC 13,181,000 3,384,000 1,300,000
Feb. 11 | Dem PBS (with CNN simulcast) 8,030,000 2,300,000 TBD
Feb. 13 | GOP CBS 13,510,000 3,520,000 TBD
Feb. 25 | GOP CNN/Telemundo 14,521,000 4,684,000 2,100,000
Mar. 3 | GOP Fox News TBD TBD TBD
Mar. 6 | Dem CNN TBD TBD TBD
Mar. 9 | Dem Univision TBD TBD TBD
Mar. 10 | GOP CNN TBD TBD TBD

**Users needed to be an authenticated viewer to watch the livestream.
***Livestream data has not been revealed.

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