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More People Watched ‘NCIS’ than the Democratic Debate

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The Dems’ ratings also couldn’t top the 15.7 million viewers who tuned in to watch the fourth episode of the season for CBS CBS drama NCIS

Tom Huddleston Jr. reports: Hillary Clinton was widely declared the winner of Tuesday night’s debate, but in terms of ratings, the Democrats lost to the GOP … and NCIS.

Hosted by CNN TWX and Facebook FB , the first Democratic debate of the 2016 election season averaged 15.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s numbers. That marked a new ratings record for Democratic debates, but it still fell well short of the GOP’s numbers.

The first GOP debate aired on Fox News in August and pulled in a record-breaking 24 million viewers. Last month’s follow-up on CNN pulled in roughly 23 million, which was a record for CNN.

The Dems’ ratings also couldn’t top the 15.7 million viewers who tuned in to watch the fourth episode of the season for CBS CBS drama NCIS, starring actor Mark Harmon….(read more)

Source: Fortune 

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One Comment on “More People Watched ‘NCIS’ than the Democratic Debate”

  1. While it’s unfortunate, I think it’s important to address the fact that the debate took place on CNN (a major cable network), while NCIS airs on a station that can often be picked up with just an antenna. In my opinion, the debate should not have been on cable. It should have taken place on a station that reaches a broader audience.

    But. Damnit. Fox News is on cable, too. Ugh. Maybe my whole comment is moot now. :-\


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