CNN DEBATE HAS BIGGEST RATINGS IN CNN HISTORY
23 MILLION TUNE IN FOR REPUBLICAN DEBATE ON TELEVISION
ADDITIONAL 4.5 MILLION LIVE VIDEO STREAMS
According to Nielsen Fast National ratings data, last night’s CNN Republican candidates' presidential debate (8:15-11:15pm, ET) moderated by Jake Tapper averaged 22,939 million total viewers.
Prior to last night’s debate, CNN’s highest rated presidential primary debate was the California Democratic debate on January 31, 2008 which averaged 8.3 million viewers.
CNN’s most-watched program ever was a special “Larry King Live” with Ross Perot and Al Gore with 16.8 million total viewers (11/9/93).
In the early debate, CNN averaged 6.3 million viewers. Fox News’ early debate averaged 6.1 million.
Tapping its TV Everywhere service CNNgo, CNN live streamed the debate on CNN.com and through its mobile apps. At 9:45 pm, usage peaked at 921,000 concurrent live streams. The day saw 4.5 million live video starts of the debate across its digital platforms.
CNN Press Room is the official website for CNN Communications. Providing the latest announcements and information about CNN's various networks, programs and platforms, CNN Press Room provides direct access to press releases, fact sheets, video and images, as well as transcripts, anchor and reporter bios, a running stream of the latest tweets from @CNNPR, and a comprehensive list of individual contacts in the CNN Communications department.
Early Start | New Day | Newsroom with Carol Costello | At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan | Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield | Wolf | Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin | The Lead with Jake Tapper | The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer | Erin Burnett OutFront | Anderson Cooper 360 | CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown | Morgan Spurlock Inside Man | Mike Rowe: Somebody's Gotta Do It | This is Life with Lisa Ling | The Hunt with John Walsh | The Wonder List with Bill Weir | Death Row Stories
A complete listing of all CNN Films.
The complete schedule of our daily programming.
Profiles of our anchors and correspondents.
To find the press representative for a specific CNN network, program or platform, click here.