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Fox Republican Debate Draws Nearly 17 Million Viewers in Total, 5.5 Million in Demo

Chris_Wallace_Megyn_Kelly_Bret_Baier_GOP_Debate_Detroit_MI_5 (1)Fox’s Republican debate Thursday night netted 16.9 million viewers in total and 5.5 million in the 25-54 demo.

This makes the debate the second-most-viewed telecast in the network’s history — second, in fact, only to the last debate to feature GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, which drew more than 24 million viewers and 7.9 million in demo back in August.

Ratings were up from the Fox’s last GOP debate this election cycle, the Trump-less debate in January, which received 12.5 million viewers in total and 3.5 million in demo.

Thursday night’s debate also trounced the most recent GOP debate, which aired one week earlier on CNN and Telemundo and took in a combined total of over 13 million between the two networks.

The viewership bonanza was not limited to traditional television. The debate live stream peaked with over 1.4 million concurrent digital viewers, making it the most-watched primary event among viewers watching online. For a point of comparison, CNN peaked at a little over 700,000 concurrent streams during last week’s debate.

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