Last night’s Republican presidential debate in Iowa on Fox News Channel averaged 6.7 million total viewers, 1.9 million of them in the 25-54 demographic. That is the largest overall and demo audience for a GOP debate this year on cable, surpassing Fox News’ debate in September. Overall, this is the second-most-watched debate this season behind ABC’s special this past Saturday. Here is a list of all GOP debates this year ranked by total viewers.
Net Date Day Total Viewers
ABC 12/10/11 Saturday 7.57 million
Fox News 12/15/11 Thursday 6.71 million
Fox News 9/22/11 Thursday 6.11 million
CNN 10/18/11 Tuesday 5.50 million
MSNBC 9/7/11 Wednesday 5.41 million
CBS 11/12/11 Saturday 5.29 million
Fox News 8/11/11 Thursday 5.05 million
CNN 9/12/11 Monday 3.61 million
CNBC 11/9/11 Wednesday 3.33 million
Fox News 5/5/11 Thursday 3.26 million
CNN 6/13/11 Monday 3.12 million
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