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CNBC’s Republican Presidential Debate Most Watched Telecast on Television Last Night


14.0 Million Tuned In For CNBC's Republican Presidential Debate

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., October 29, 2015—CNBC's Republican Presidential Debate was the most-watched telecast on television last night beating Game 2 of the World Series. Among adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, CNBC's Republican Presidential Debate was Wednesday's most-watched cable telecast.

CNBC's Republican Presidential Debate averaged 14.0 million total viewers, 3.9 million adults 25-54 and 3.4 million adults 18-49, making it CNBC's most-watched telecast in network history. Moderated by CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood, the debate was held at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.

In the 6PM ET debate, CNBC averaged 1.6 million total viewers and the network's 7PM ET pre-debate show, "Your Money, Your Vote," averaged 3.3 million total viewers. The 11:30PM ET encore of the Republican Presidential Debate averaged 1 million total viewers.

The Republican Presidential Debate averaged 3.5 times as many total viewers and 1.8 times as many adults 25-54 as the previous record holder (2002 Winter Olympics telecast on 2/22).

The Republican Presidential Debate averaged 4.2 times as many total viewers and 3.9 times as many adults 25-54 as the 2011 CNBC Republican Presidential Debate.

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