Hillary Clinton Gives Ratings Boost to 'Town Hall' Special

Fox News Channel’s Democratic Town Hall event last night (March 7) featuring presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders drew 2.6 million viewers, the network reported Tuesday.

The one-hour event, which marked Clinton’s first appearance on FNC in two years, also drew 473,000 viewers in the key adult 25-54 demo during the 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. time block, according to network officials.

The Detroit-based special, hosted by Bret Baier, preceeded today’s presidential primary election in Michigan. Hawaii, Idaho and Mississippi are also holding primaries today.

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.