Viewership fell from a high of 33 million viewers for the first Democrat debate to just six million
Not only have Americans tuned out the Democrats’ impeachment circus, but apparently, they have tuned out the 2020 Democrats, as well. The ratings for umpteenth Democrat debate on Thursday were abysmal.
In their article entitled “Democratic Debate Ratings Hit Lowest Point of 2020 Presidential Campaign,” Mediaite reports:
The final Democratic primary had one of the smallest stages yet and the fewest viewers for it, drawing just over 6 million viewers across multiple viewing platforms.
According to Nielsen figures provided to Variety, the Los Angeles debate hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico and simulcast on CNN drew just over 2 million viewers across PBS stations nationwide, and was seen on CNN by just over 4 million people.
PBS told Variety that the debate live streams across the participating networks’ digital and social platforms totaled more than 8.4 million viewers.
This is even fewer viewers than the fifth debate hosted by MSNBC, which drew just over 6.5 million viewers – which aired the same day as wall-to-wall daytime coverage of Amb. Gordon Sondland’s testimony to Congress in Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry.
A drop from a high of 33 million American viewers over the two nights of the first Democrat debate to 6.17 million is alarming and should be sending shockwaves throughout the Democrat party.
U.S. News has more in their article, “Americans Have Stopped Watching the Democratic Debates”:
The Democratic presidential primaries may be drawing near, but Americans are increasingly tuning out of the televised debates.
Thus far, six officially sanctioned Democratic debates have taken place over eight nights. The debate season kicked off in the early summer, when the massive field of candidates required two nights of debating to accommodate everyone.
An estimated 33 million Americans were introduced to the Democratic field in Miami over those first two nights. But that was the high point: no debate has reached the viewership of either of those two broadcasts since.
. . . . Since the September debate in Houston, which aired on ABC and Univision, the number of television viewers has fallen steadily. Thursday’s tussle in Los Angeles marked the low point: just 6 million viewers tuned in to the most intimate debate thus far.
Indeed, the contrast is quite stunning and can’t be good news to either the 2020 Democrat candidates themselves or to the DNC.
Nor can it be welcome news to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She was undoubtedly hoping that her partisan impeachment show would not only get better ratings (and build support) but would eclipse President Trump’s reelection efforts in favor of the Democrat candidates.DONATE
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