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Sixth Democratic Debate Draws 6 Million Viewers, Lowest Figure in Current Cycle

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Last
night’s Democratic debate, which inevitably dealt with the recent
impeachment of President Donald Trump, drew just over 6 million total
viewers for PBS and Politico, according to Nielsen figures. Topics
such as the economy, climate change, racism, Afghanistan, and taxing
the wealthy were also on the agenda. That total, which counts the PBS
broadcast and the simulcast on CNN and CNN en Español, makes it the
least watched debate so far in the current cycle, only just behind
the previous MSNBC debate which drew 6.5 million. Last night’s
squaring off reached more than 2 million viewers across PBS stations
nationwide, and was seen on CNN by just over 4 million people. Per
PBS, the debate live streams across PBS NewsHour’s, Politico’s,
PBS’s, and CNN’s digital and social platforms totaled more than
8.4 million viewers. None of the Democratic debates thus far in this
cycle have come near to the 24 million viewership figure posted by
Donald Trump’s first debate on Fox News in August of 2015

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