Klobuchar town hall delivers 1.6 million viewers for Fox News

Klobuchar town hall delivers 1.6 million viewers for Fox News
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The event, co-moderated by "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier and "The Story" anchor Martha MacCallum, delivered 235,000 viewers in the 25-54 age bracket many advertisers cater to. 
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Both those numbers placed Fox News at the top of the cable news ratings race during the hour the event aired, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. MSNBC was second during the same hour, with 1.48 million total viewers and 206,000 in the demographic, followed by CNN with 759,000 total viewers and 199,000 in the demographic. 

Klobuchar, who is polling at 1.4 percent in the RealClearPolitics polling index, is the second Democratic presidential candidate to appear on Fox News in a town hall format. 

Last month, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Sanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll MORE (I-Vt.) was featured in a live event from Bethlehem, Pa., that drew nearly 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched town hall of the year. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Democrats view Biden as most electable, while Warren sees gains Poll: Democrats view Biden as most electable, while Warren sees gains 2020 Democrats share their families' immigration histories MORE will appear in a Fox News town hall on May 19. 

The live events come after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) barred Fox News in March from hosting a Democratic presidential primary debate over the network’s reported close ties with the Trump administration.