Wednesday night’s Democratic debate drew record-breaking viewership, making it the largest audience for a Democratic debate ever, according to CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter.
HUGE #'s for the #DemDebate last night. Looks like 19.7 million on NBC and MSNBC combined. Final # may fluctuate a… https://t.co/seRUvcROc5— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter) 1582223165.0
CBS News Correspondent Matt Pieper notes the above numbers don’t include streaming, which makes the total viewership a lot higher:
DEBATE RATINGS: NBC says the Democratic presidential debate averaged a record 20 million viewers on NBC and MSNBC,… https://t.co/hQzxMoLCF6— Matt Pieper (@Matt Pieper) 1582225708.0
NBC delivered an all-time record viewership for any #DemDebate: 20 million across two networks--and another 13.5 mi… https://t.co/w6de6piTD4— Mark Joyella 🏳️🌈 (@Mark Joyella 🏳️🌈) 1582226299.0
By contrast, as some on social media were quick to point out, Trump’s recent State of the Union address this month “was the least viewed of his presidency,” as Newsweek reported.