Fox News was the most watched cable network for the Oct. 4 Vice Presidential Debate, although viewership was far lower than for last month's Presidential debate.
Fox News averaged 6.1 million total viewers to lead all cable networks providing live coverage of the Mike Pence-Tim Kaine debate, according to Nielsen. CNN was second with 4.1 million viewers and MSNBC was third with 3.1 million watchers.
CNN topped all cable news nets in key demos including adults 25-54 (1.6 million viewers) and adults 18-34 (561,000 viewers), according to Nielsen.
Overall, 35.6 million viewers watched the debate across eight broadcast and cable channels, according to Nielsen. Those numbers fell well short of the 84 million viewers that tuned into the Sept. 26 Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Most Watched Shows On Cable For Oct. 4
Show Network Total viewers
VP Debate Fox News 6.1 million
VP Debate Analysis Fox News 5.2 million
MLB Wild Card (Balt/Tor) TBS 4.1 million
VP Debate CNN 4.1 million
The Kelly File Fox News 3.2 million
VP Debate MSNBC 3.1 million
The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 3.0 million
Debate Night In America CNN 3.0 million
WWE SmackDown USA Network 2.3 million
MSNBC Debate Analysis MSNBC 2.2 million
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