Fox News Wins Ratings Race With GOP Debate


In the final Republican presidential candidate debate before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, Fox News Channel was the pick among cable news viewers on Wednesday afternoon.

Held in Johnston, Iowa, the forum was viewed by almost 2 million cable news watchers from 2-3:25 p.m. on Dec. 12. Fox News led the way with nearly 1.04 million, more than doubling the total of CNN (619,000) and MSNBC (285,000), according to live, plus same-day data from Nielsen Media Research.

Among the news demo, Fox pulled in 286,000 adults 25 to 54, versus 185,000 and 103,000 for CNN and MSNBC, respectively.

Ratings results from the final Democratic candidate stand-off on Dec. 14 is expected later this afternoon.