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CNN Democratic Debate Draws 7.6M Viewers February 23, 2008 8:29 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV Ratings, CNN, News, Nielsen TV Ratings.

CNN got another terrific performance from their coverage of a Democratic debate.  The February 20th debate between Senator’s Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama drew 7.58 million viewers, with 2.99 million of those viewers within the coveted news demo of adults 25-54.

Though slightly below January 31st debate on CNN (8.32M/3.26M), it was still high enough to become the second most-watched debate in cable TV history.

Source: MediaBistro



1. Andy - February 26, 2008 10:56 pm

I though Obama had the upperhand in most of the issues. He was galant accurate and would not let himself be drawn into an argument with Hillary despite several low blows by her. Hillary had to go backstage to get some advice, while Obama stayed and talked to the debate moderators. All her points were elagantly shot down by Obama, the moderators or even herself. She could not even pronounce the name of the next president of Russia even though Tim said it a few times over…Finally she just said the name “Medevejev…whatever”. Is this what we want for our next president. More arrogance and blatant ignorace in the oval offfice? Haven’t we learned anything from the last 8 years? Wake up people!!!

2. Russ T.C. - February 27, 2008 12:31 am

Though this article is for the Texas debate, thanks for your thoughts, Andy.

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