CNN’s Republican debate on Tuesday drew 18 million viewers. CNN’s first GOP debate, back in September, drew 22.9 million viewers.
As CNNMoney notes, the undercard debate at 6:30pm ET averaged 5.7 million total viewers.
CNNMoney adds, “Around 9:45 p.m. ET, about an hour into the prime time debate, the livestream peaked with 815,000 concurrent viewers, according to a CNN spokesman.”
The live stream was available to anyone with Internet access; cable subscription was not required.