CNN Averages 4.7 Million Viewers with Arizona Debate

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CNN's debate in Arizona Wednesday night drew 4.73 million total viewers from 8-10 p.m., according to Nielsen fast nationals.

The 20th and likely final debate of this election cycle, moderated by CNN's John King, also delivered 1.4 million viewers in the target adults 25-to-54 demo.

It was the least-watched debate since NBC's Meet the Press debate on Jan. 8. (which drew 4.71 million viewers) and ranked 13th of the 19 Nielsen-rated debates.

Bolstered by the debate lead-in, Anderson Cooper 360 won the 10 p.m. hour, topping Fox News Channel's On the Record by 35% among total viewers and MSNBC's Last Word by 106%.

The debate's west coast primetime airing added an additional 941,000 total viewers and 434,000 in the key demo.