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Fox News Presidential Debate Sets Ratings Record

Viewers voted bigtime for Fox News’ Republican Presidential Primary Debate telecast, which drew a record 24 million total viewers.

The two-hour debate, which featured 10 Republican Presidential candidates as was moderated by Fox News journalists Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace, is the most watched, non-sports cable telecast of all time in total viewers, according to Fox.

The show’s 24 million viewers more than doubles the network’s previous high of 11.8 million total viewers generate during the 2012 Presidential Election, according to Fox.

ESPN’s Jan. 13 telecast of the Ohio State-Oregon College Football Playoff National Championship is the most watched cable show in the history of cable.

Fox News also drew 6.1 million viewers for its early Republican Presidential debate, making it the third-highest primary presidential debate ever for the network.