The lowest ratings of any debate (Republican or Democrat) so far.
One week ago, the Republican debate on Fox News, minus Donald Trump got 12.4 Million viewers.
The fifth democratic debate of this cycle was watched by 4.49 million viewers, the lowest so far of this cycle. Moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, and airing on MSNBC, the 2-hour debate drew 1.21 million in the A25-54 demo.
Even though it was announced last week, the debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was only sanctioned by the DNC on Wednesday leaving little time for MSNBC to promote it.
By comparison, CNN averaged 2.7 million viewers for Clinton-Sanders town hall Wednesday night. The least-watched until last night was ABC’s debate in December which drew 7.8 million.