Ratings: Democratic Debate No. 2 Drops by Almost Half on a Saturday

CBS’ Saturday-night broadcast of this presidential election cycle’s second Democratic Debate drew 8.6 million total viewers, down 44 percent from when Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders et al first faced off, on a Tuesday for CNN.

The debate led all of Saturday primetime in total audience, but fell shy of ABC’s college football broadcast in the 18-49 demo.

Last month’s first Democratic Debate drew 15.3 million total viewers, while the first two Republican debates drew 24 and 23 million viewers, respectively.