People are already getting tired of watching the 2020 Democrats hold debates.
Can you blame the public? It’s pretty much the same thing every time.
Even so, the ratings for this latest debate were alarmingly low.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
CNN’s Democratic primary debate draws 8.3 million viewers on Tuesday
The fourth Democratic presidential primary debate drew an average audience of 8.3 million viewers for CNN on Tuesday, the smallest TV audience for the 2020 White House contenders so far.
The figure from Nielsen is a well below the 8.7 million who watched the first round of CNN’s July 30 debate. The decline is likely due to stronger competition in prime time, including a National League Championship Series game on TBS, at which the Washington Nationals earned their first trip to the World Series in franchise history.
The debate also had an average streaming audience of 449,000 viewers on the websites of CNN and the New York Times, which teamed with the cable news channel on the event.
The TV audience level was down 22% from the 10.7 million who watched the second round of the second Democratic primary debate on CNN. The largest audience for a Democratic debate so far in the 2020 campaign cycle is 18.1 million viewers who watched the second round of the first Democratic debate simulcast across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo on June 27.
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This does not bode well for the Democrats…
New: Fourth Dem debate (sponsored by @cnn/@nytimes) slips to 8.3 million viewers, lowest this cycle. Previous totals:
9/12: 14.0 million (on ABC/Univision).
July: Two nights averaged 9.7 million (CNN).
June: Two nights avergd 16.8 million (NBC/MSNBC/Telemndo).
CNN release: pic.twitter.com/BxHFRpcRf5
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) October 16, 2019
Last night's presidential debate had 8.1 million viewers, which is about half the audience of the first one.
The June debate had about 15 million on the first night and 18 million on the second.
Via @dcexaminer: https://t.co/w1EBFAXAJa
— Mike Brest (@MikeBrestDC) October 16, 2019
People are already getting tired of hearing them talk.
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