CNBC’s GOP Debate Scores 14 Million Viewers, CNN’s, 23.1 Million, Fox News, 24 MillionPosted: October 29, 2015 | |
Brian Sternberg reports: CNBC said its Wednesday-night telecast of a debate among Republican candidates for U.S. President lured an average of 14 million viewers, making it the most-watched broadcast on the NBCUniversal-owned cable outlet in its history.
CNBC’s audience for the telecast was significantly lower than the crowds lured by Fox News Channel and CNN for similar events. A Republican debate broadcast in August by Fox News attracted an average of 24 million viewers, while a Republican debate broadcast in September by CNN won an average of 23.1 million viewers.
For CNBC, however, the numbers were meaningful. The network said its broadcast of the debate was the most-watched night in network history in all key demos. The network snared an average of 3.9 million adults between 25 and 54 and an average of 3.4 million adults between 18 and 49 for its debate coverage….(read more)