Fox News Leads Debate Ratings


Fox News Channel scored the highest rated presidential candidate debate of the year with Wednesday night’s Republican debate in New Hampshire, which drew a 2.2 rating and 2.47 million households.

The debate, hosted by Fox News, drew 3.14 million total viewers an 854,000 viewers in the adults 25 to 54 demographic. The network’s performance easily topped nine previous presidential debates held this year, including the 2.2 rating and 2.42 million households ABC posted for the Aug. 19 Democratic debate.

CNN’s top debate performance this year was the June 3 Democratic presidential candidate debate in New Hampshire, which drew a 2.1 rating and 1.9 million households.

MSNBC’s best debate performance was the 1.5 rating and 1.3 million households it dew for the May 3 Republican presidential candidate debate.