According to Nielsen Fast National Data, nearly 20 million television viewers watched the ninth Democratic debate on Wednesday.
This is the first debate by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Six competitors, including former vice president Joe BidenSen Bernie Sanders Senator Vermont Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Amy Klobuchar Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg and Bloomberg of Minnesota spent two hours at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Paris on Wednesday night.
This is by far the most intense debate, less than three days before a key pre-selection meeting in Nevada.
Almost every Democratic candidate Startled at the debate newcomer.
Bloomberg participated in the November game and did not vote in Nevada. He is not eligible to participate in previous debates because his campaign did not contribute and therefore did not reach the donor threshold. The Democratic National Committee dropped demands on donors in January, paving the way for Bloomberg to join the competition.
Bloomberg's appearance on Wednesday may be responsible for this spike. A sudden television viewership of a campaign advertisement may have begun to pay attention to his performance in a live environment competing with his opponent.
In addition to nearly 20 million people broadcasting the debate on NBC News and MSNBC, 13.5 million viewers watched the debate online.
The first democratic debate in June aroused 18.1 million viewersAnd hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.
According to Deadline, after the first debate, ratings have gradually declined and other viewers watch less than 10 million views per night.
NBC and MSNBC are subsidiaries of Comcast, and Comcast also owns CNBC.