GOP Debate Ratings

Trump-Fueled GOP Debate Draws Record 24 Million Viewers to Fox News

Fox News played its Trump card (so to speak) and reaped big rewards on Thursday night.

Indeed, the cable news channel’s coverage of the first 2016 Republican Presidential Debate — featuring front-runner Donald Trump — drew a record 24 million viewers, making it the highest-rated primary debate of all time, regardless of political party.

What’s more, the massive audience was almost eight times that of the 3.2 million folks who watched 2012’s kickoff Republican debate.

Trump, naturally, retweeted his campaign adviser Dan Scavino’s boast about the debate’s metered-market rating being bigger than even the widely seen FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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