Fox News/Google Debate Most-Watched GOP Primary Debate Yet

By Alex Weprin 

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Last night’s Fox News/Google GOP debate was the highest-rated primary debate yet, averaging over six million total viewers during both the 9 and 10 PM hours. In the key adults 25-54 demo, the debate ranked second behind MSNBC’s September 7 debate.

The FNC/Google debate drew nearly 2.5 million more total viewers and 600,000 more demo viewers than the last debate, the CNN/Tea Party debate last week.

The GOP Debate ratings so far:

Debate Network Total Viewers A25-54
Sept. 22 Fox News 6,107,000 1,701,000
Sept. 12 CNN 3,600,000 1,100,000
Sept. 7 MSNBC 5,411,000 1,728,000
Aug. 11 Fox News 5,053,000 1,430,000
June 13 CNN 3,162,000 918,000
May 5 Fox News 3,258,000 854,000