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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About 1.6 million viewers watched Fox News Channel's town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDemocrats mull overhaul of sweeping election bill House unveils antitrust package to rein in tech giants Democrats reintroduce bill to create 'millionaires surtax' MORE (Minn.) on Wednesday night, according to Nielsen Media Research. 

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. 

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 won't vote for bipartisan infrastructure deal Bipartisan infrastructure deal takes fire from left and right Politics of discontent: Who will move to the center and win back Americans' trust? 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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican 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.