Gillibrand's CNN town hall attracts lowest rating among 2020 contenders

CNN’s town hall with Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandNow is the time for a US data protection agency The Hill's Campaign Report: Warren up, Bloomberg down after brutal debate Ginsburg, accepting lifetime achievement award, urges working fathers to take an active role in kids' lives MORE (D-N.Y.) attracted 491,000 viewers on Tuesday night, the lowest among the 2020 presidential hopefuls who have done the event at the network.

The rating for the live event, which was hosted by "Outfront" anchor Erin Burnett, was lower than a CNN town hall for Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter Clyburn: Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates MORE (D-Calif.), which drew nearly two million viewers.

Among other 2020 hopefuls, a CNN town hall in February with Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE (D-Minn.) drew 1.17 million viewers, while Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocrats' Obama-to-Sanders shift on charter schooling This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter MORE (D-N.J.) attracted 929,000 viewers for his CNN event last month.

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The Gillibrand town hall also drew lower ratings that competing cable news networks in the same time slot, with Fox News Channel's "Ingraham Angle" attracting 2.38 million total viewers to win the hour.

MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" was second for the time slot with 1.86 million viewers.

Among the 25-54 demographic advertisers covet most, Fox News's Ingraham was first with 434,000 viewers, followed by O'Donnell with 300,000. CNN finished with 115,000 viewers in the category. 

CNN has featured several other declared or potential presidential candidates in town halls this year, including Bernie SandersBernie SandersWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE (I-Vt.). 

Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeAndrew Yang ends presidential bid Bloomberg, Steyer focus on climate change in effort to stand out Our government and public institutions must protect us against the unvaccinated MORE (D-Wash.) will join CNN for another town hall on Wednesday night, which will be hosted by "Situation Room" anchor Wolf Blitzer will host.

Former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian CastroJulian CastroThe Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg to face off with rivals at Nevada debate How the media fall in and out of love with candidates Key Latino group endorses Sanders ahead of Nevada caucuses MORE will appear in a town hall on Thursday night, which will be moderated by "CNN Tonight" anchor Don Lemon.