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Record 14 Million Watch Debate on CNBC

The Republican presidential debate on CNBC last night averaged 14 million viewers, including 3.9 million in the 25-54 demo, and 3.4 million in 18-49. The ratings represent the most watched telecast in CNBC history.

Moderated by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood, the debate was held at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were among the participants.

The debate was up against the World Series on Fox, among other programming options.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.