MSNBC Democratic Debate One of the Lowest-Rated of 2016 Cycle
The ratings are in for MSNBC’s Democratic debate, and while the network did very well for itself in the ratings, it ended up being one of the lowest-rated debates of the 2016 campaign cycle.
The debate got 4.5 million total viewers––a big step above MSNBC’s normal ratings in the 9 pm and 10 pm slots––and got 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 demo.
Basically, if you leave out two of the Republican undercard debates, MSNBC’s is the lowest-rated big primetime debate of the cycle so far. (And it even ranks lower than the other undercards.)
The first Democratic debate, hosted by CNN in October, got over 15 million viewers. Roughly 10 million watched NBC’s, 8.5 million watched CBS’, and 8 million watched ABC’s.
Now, it’s worth noting here, for the sake of context, that MSNBC’s debate was watched by more people than CNN’s Democratic town hall the day earlier––which got 2.7 million viewers. But again, the town hall is a completely different format, and as mentioned above, CNN’s Democratic debate did far better in the ratings.
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