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.
|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.