CNN’s GOP Town Hall in Greenville, South Carolina (8-11pm) ranked #1 in cable news last night in both total viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Fast National data. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the Town Hall with presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz averaged 2.307 million total viewers. Fox News followed with 2.116 million and MSNBC had 1.227 million. Among adults 25-54, CNN had 758k, Fox News was second with 393k and MSNBC registered 281k.
During the 8pm hour, CNN easily topped MSNBC’s Town Hall in both total viewers (2.057 million vs. MSNBC’s 1.432 million) and in the demo adults 25-54 (629k vs. MSNBC’s 341k). Fox News had 2.321m/373k at 8pm.
Tonight, from 8-11pm, Anderson Cooper will moderate a town hall with Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump.