CNN Democratic Debate in Brooklyn Draws 5.6 Million Viewers

By Chris Ariens Comment

5.6 million watched Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate in Brooklyn last night. Among the adults 25-54 demo, 1.798 million watched. The debate, which aired on CNN, was the third least-watched of this cycle.

By comparison, an April 16, 2008 democratic debate featuring Sen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was the most-watched of that cycle when 10.69 million viewers tuned in on ABC. There were 16 democratic debates in 2008. This was the 9th democratic debate of this cycle.

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

Debate Network Total Viewers A25-54 Concurrent Streams
Aug. 6 | GOP Fox News 24,000,000 7,900,000 2,400,000**
Sept. 16 | GOP CNN 22,940,000 6,900,000 921,000
Oct. 13 | Dem CNN 15,791,000 4,998,000 980,000
Oct. 28 | GOP CNBC 14,000,000 3,900,000 ***
Nov. 10 | GOP FBN 13,500,000 3,670,000 ***
Nov. 14 | Dem CBS 8,500,000 2,120,000 ***
Dec. 15 | GOP CNN 18,165,000 5,560,000 815,000
Dec. 19 | Dem ABC 7,850,000 1,928,000 ***
Jan. 14 | GOP FBN 11,094,000 2,983,000 xxx,000
Jan. 17 | Dem NBC 10,200,000 3,170,000 ***
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 ***
Feb. 11 | Dem PBS/CNN 8,030,000 2,300,000 ***
Feb. 13 | GOP CBS 13,510,000 3,520,000 TBD
Feb. 25 | GOP Telemundo/CNN 14,521,000 4,684,000 700,000
Mar. 3 | GOP Fox News 16,852,000 5,462,000 1,490,000
Mar. 6 | Dem CNN 5,500,000 1,788,000 TBD
Mar. 9 | Dem Univision/CNN 5,948,000 2,309,000 TBD
Mar. 10 | GOP CNN 11,854,000 3,673,000 623,000
April 14 | Dem CNN 5,567,000 1,709,000 TBD

**Users needed to be an authenticated viewer to watch the livestream.
***Concurrent livestream data has not available.

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