Nearly 17M People Watched Last Night's Fox News GOP Debate
Last night's Fox News Republican primary debate attracted 16.9 million viewers, according to early Nielsen ratings, making it the highest-rated debate of the year so far.
The event, moderated by Bret Baier, Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly, was also the fourth-highest primary debate in history, and the second highest-rated telecast in FNC history.
5.5 million of those viewers were between 25-54 years old.
The debate also broke digital records, attracting 2.4 million viewers and peaking at nearly 1.5 million, making it the most watched live-stream primary event ever!
7.4 million people tuned into a special post-debate 'O'Reilly Factor,' making it that show's highest-rated telecast of the year.