Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the fifth Democratic debate of this cycle one month from today. The PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Feb. 11, at 9 p.m. ET. Produced by PBS, its Washington, DC flagship station WETA, and Milwaukee Public Television, the debate will also be streamed online at pbs.org/newshour.
“We are proud that PBS stations will broadcast this Democratic candidate debate at such a critical time in the election cycle — on the heels of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary — and there are no better journalists to moderate than Gwen and Judy,” said Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive and general manager of PBS.
The Democratic debates have not pulled in the viewership the raucous GOP match-ups have, but they have outperformed the democratic debates at this point in the 2008 cycle. Here’s a look at the viewership he 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||2,580,000|
|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||TBD|
|Jan. 14 | GOP||FBN||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Jan. 17 | Dem||NBC||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Jan. 28 | GOP||Fox News||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Feb. 6 | GOP||ABC||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Feb. 11 | Dem||PBS||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Feb. 13 | GOP||CBS||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Feb. 26 | GOP||TBD (previously NBC)||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Mar. 9 | Dem||Univision||TBD||TBD||TBD|
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***CNBC is not sharing their livestream data.