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Second Fox Business Republican Debate Nets 11 Million Viewers

Fox Business Network’s Republican Presidential Debate failed to match the network’s record-setting November debate performance, drawing 11 million viewers.

The debate, which was highlighted by a spirited battle between candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, was the second-most watched show in the network’s history, behind the 13.5 million the network average for its Nov. 10 debate, said network officials.

FBN's debate telecast, held in North Charleston, S.C., drew 3 million adult 25-54 viewers, also second behind its November debate. The telecast was also a hit on social media, drawing 1.2 million tweets reaching 6.4 million unique Twitter users, according to Nielsen's daily Twitter TV Ratings report.

FBN’s 6 p.m. debate, moderated by FBN reporters Sandra Smith and Trish Regan, pulled in 2 million total viewers and 289,000 in the 25-54 demo, according to network officials.