Preliminary ratings for last night’s Democratic debate, moderated by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, indicate that it has set a Democratic debate record. Although final ratings won’t come until later, preliminary ratings from Nielsen put the debate at an 11.2 household rating, indicating that 11% of Americans with TVs were tuned into the debate, reports CNNMoney.
The previous record for a Democratic debate was on ABC in 2008 between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and that contest garnered an 8.9 household rating, which translated into 10.7 million total viewers.
CNN’s live stream of the Democratic debate had 980,000 concurrent streamers, which was about 60,000 more than the stream for the GOP debate.
CNN’s GOP debate had a 14.7 household rating, which translated into 22.9 million viewers.