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CNN Draws Big Audience For GOP Town Hall Event

The GOP presidential campaign continued to draw big audiences for cable networks as last night’s CNN GOP Town Hall event drew 3.2 million viewers.

The Town Hall event, which featured the three remaining Republican presidential candidates in Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich and touched upon several breaking news stories -- including the legal issues of Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski – also drew 1 million adult 25-54 viewers, according to fast Nielsen data.

For the night Fox News averaged 1.9 million viewers and MSNBC drew 1.1 million watchers, according to Nielsen.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.