Fox News attracts twice the viewers of CNN’s Democratic town hall

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Fox News attracts twice the viewers of CNN’s Democratic town hall
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Fox News attracts twice the viewers of CNN’s Democratic town hall
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The ratings are in for CNN’s 7-hour long Democratic town hall on climate change. The network finished dead last among the big three news networks, based on figures from Nielson Media Research. Fox News more than doubled CNN’s ratings throughout the entire event.

CNN’s town hall averaged around 1.1 million viewers, lasting from 5 PM to 12 AM. In comparison, Fox News averaged 2.5 million viewers during the same time. MSNBC also significantly outpaced CNN, attracting an average of 1.7 million viewers.

During the prime time hours of 8 PM to 11 PM, CNN averaged just 1.4 million viewers. Again, Fox News more than doubled CNN’s ratings with an average of 3.2 million viewers. MSNBC took second place with an average of 2.2 million viewers.

The ratings for CNN’s climate change town hall were far lower than many expected. The Democratic debate hosted by CNN in July attracted an average of 10.7 million viewers. Although, it’s worth noting that the climate change event did attract more viewers than CNN regularly receives.

The town hall featured the same ten Democratic candidates set to appear at ABC News’ upcoming debate: Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Obama administration official Julian Castro, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

The event was moderated by Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon. They were joined by CNN’s chief climate correspondent Bill Weir. The candidates are set to take the stage together at the next Democratic debate on September 12, 2019.

President Trump took to Twitter prior to the event to bash CNN and his Democratic opponents. You can read the series of tweets for yourself below:

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