Fox News/Google Tally Most-Watched Debate This Year


The Fox News/Google Republican debate Thursday night was the most-watched yet this year, averaging 6.1 million viewers from 9 p.m.-11 p.m.

It topped the CNN Tea Party debate on Sept. 12 by 2.5 million viewers and the Sept. 7 GOP debate on MSNBC by 700,000 total viewers.

The Sept. 22 debate telecast drew 1.7 million watchers in the target adults 25-to54 demographic, just behind the MSNBC debate's 1.72 million in the demo, while topping last week's Tea Part debate by 600,000 in the so-called news demo.