Fox Business Pulls 13.5 Million Viewers for GOP Debate

As expected Fox Business Network generated a record audience of 13.5 million viewers for its Republican Presidential debate telecast Tuesday night.

The fourth nationally televised Republican debate also drew a record 3.7 million viewers in the network’s target 25-54 demo, according to network officials. The network’s early Republican Presidential debate averaged 4.7 million viewers and 866,000 watchers in the adult 25-54 demo, according to the network.

The debate also drove Twitter traffic throughout the telecast.

Fox Business joins Fox News, CNN, and CNBC in garnering record-setting audiences for Republican Presidential debates since August.

Up next is broadcast network CBS' Nov. 14 Democratic Presidential Debate telecast and CNN's  Dec. 15 Republican debate event.

R. Thomas Umstead

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.