The second night of CNN Democratic debates live from Detroit averaged 10,722,000 total viewers and 3,031,000 among adults 25-54. Last night’s debate is up +4% in total viewers and 21% in the demo from Tuesday’s debate.
CNN’s night two Detroit Debate (10.722 million) topped NBC’s night two broadcast performance (10.580 million) during their Miami Debate. It also topped MSNBC’s night two cable performance from Miami (6.681 million). Wednesday night’s debate is CNN’s second highest Democratic debate on record (Las Vegas, October 2015).
During prime time last night (8-11pm), CNN easily ranked #1 in cable news with 9.867 million viewers and 2.769 among adults 25-54. This represents the highest rated prime time in all of cable news in 2019 and since the Presidential election day of 2016.
CNN’s two-hour debate (8:27-10:27pm) was moderated by CNN’s Dana Bash, Chief Political correspondent; Don Lemon, anchor CNN Tonight, and Jake Tapper, anchor The Lead and State of the Union and Chief Washington correspondent.