24 million watched US presidential debate: Nielsen

Republican presidential candidates participate in the presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, OhioA staggering 24 million viewers tuned in to Fox News to watch the first major Republican US presidential debate, the highest-rated non-sports telecast in cable television history, Nielsen figures released Friday showed. The viewership of the prime-time 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm debate, in which frontrunner Donald Trump squared off against nine of his top Republican challengers for the nomination, is by far the highest rating of any presidential primary debate. “Fox had 24 million viewers last night.

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