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Debate Ranker: MSNBC’s Best Debate to Date

Here is the updated ratings ranker including Thursday night’s GOP debate on MSNBC. It ranks 11th overall in Total Viewers and 14th in the A25-54 demo for debates this election cycle.

Debate Network Total Viewers A25-54
Jan. 5 Dems ABC 9,360,000 2,900,000
Jan. 5 GOP ABC 7,350,000 1,800,,000
Jan. 21 Dems CNN 4,733,000 1,857,000
Nov. 28 GOP CNN 4,292,000 1,409,000
Nov. 15 Dems CNN 3,919,000 1,077,000
Jan. 10 GOP FNC 3,651,000 1,039,000
Sept. 5 GOP FNC 3,141,000 854,000
Aug. 19 Dems ABC 2,799,000 1,046,000
June 3 Dems CNN 2,714,000 1,050,000
July 23 Dems CNN 2,552,000 831,000
Jan. 24 GOP MSNBC 2,549,000 811,000
Jan. 6 GOP FNC 2,504,000 767,000
May 15 GOP FNC 2,445,000 664,000
Jan. 15 Dems MSNBC 2,442,000 875,000
Oct. 30 Dems MSNBC 2,399,000 738,000
Oct. 21 GOP FNC 2,367,000 697,000
Sept. 9 Dems Univision 2,194,000 1,166,000
April 26 Dems MSNBC 2,164,000 736,000
Aug. 5 GOP ABC 2,106,000 709,000
June 5 GOP CNN 1,974,000 689,000
Dec. 9 GOP Univision 1,822,000 925,000
May 3 GOP MSNBC 1,705,000 523,000
Sept. 26 Dems MSNBC 1,449,000 539,000
Oct. 9 GOP* MSNBC 1,081,000 342,000
Oct. 9 GOP* CNBC 1,014,000 223,000
Aug. 7 Dems MSNBC 893,000 297,000

*Nielsen allows NBC to combine the totals of these two airings (same debate) which would make 2,095,000 total viewers and 565,000 in the A25-54 demo.

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