Last night, 2.7 million total viewers watched the Democratic Town Hall live from Columbus, Ohio, on CNN. That included 811K in the news demo. TV One, which co-hosted, contributed 164K total viewers and 54K news-demo viewers. Overall, the debate, moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and TV One’s Roland Martin, ranks as the third highest on record in cable news in both metrics.
At the debate, Hillary Clinton called GOP front-runner Donald Trump a “political arsonist” and Bernie Sanders called Trump a “pathological liar.” When it was over, the second episode of Kevin Spacey-narrated/EP’d Race For The White House logged 2M viewers, including 646K in the news demo, finishing first in its time slot among cable news networks.
CNN ranked No. 1 in cable news in primetime last night, with 2.442 million total viewers, besting Fox News Channel’s 1.382 million and MSNBC’s 352K. Among viewers aged 25-54, CNN’s 756K viewers also trumped Fox News’ 285K and MSNBC’s 124K combined.