HOUSTON, TEXAS--The high number of viewer --7,576,000 million -- who watched the Thursday Democratic debate on CNN showed that people are engaged in the primary, especially when it features a one-on-one with Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The debate at the University of Texas at Austin was the second most watched on CNN. The Jan. 31 debate at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles drew 8.2 million, the highest rated primary debate in cable news history.
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7.6 Million Viewers Tune in for the CNN/Univision Texas Democratic Primary Debate
CNN Has Aired All Top 7 Debates in 25-54 on Cable This Election Season
Live Video Streams on CNN.com Hit All-Time Record
7.6 million viewers tuned in to the CNN/Univision Democratic primary debate from the University of Texas at Austin last night, making it the second highest-rated primary debate in cable news history. The debate drew 7,576,000 total viewers; 1,257,000 18-34 viewers; 2,812,000 18-49 viewers and 2,986,000 25-54 viewers. Among younger viewers age 18-34, the debate tied for first place with the CNN California Democratic primary debate from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, which also drew 1,257,000 18-34 year-olds.
CNN.com had more than 764,000 live video streams yesterday, the site’s highest on record, according to Omniture SiteCatalyst data for CNN.com Feb 21, 2008.
CNN has dominated this debate season, airing ALL top 7 cable debates this election cycle. See below:
Nielsen Fast Nationals - Live + Same Day data
2007-2008 Political Primary Debate Tracker