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

CNN’s town hall with Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial With Senate at stake, Georgia is on all our minds Build trust in vaccines by investing in community workers 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 HarrisHarris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor using Thurgood Marshall's Bible In calling out Trump, Nikki Haley warns of a more sinister threat On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE (D-Calif.), which drew nearly two million viewers.

Among other 2020 hopefuls, a CNN town hall in February with Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGoogle completes Fitbit acquisition Hillicon Valley: Fringe social networks boosted after Capitol attack | Planned protests spark fears of violence in Trump's final days | Election security efforts likely to gain ground in Democrat-controlled Congress US Chamber of Commerce to stop supporting some lawmakers following the Capitol riots MORE (D-Minn.) drew 1.17 million viewers, while Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US NCAA tables name, image and likeness vote after DOJ warns of potential antitrust violations Warren and other senators seek investigation into Trump administration resuming federal executions MORE (D-N.J.) attracted 929,000 viewers for his CNN event last month.


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 SandersSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Biden to seek minimum wage in COVID-19 proposal MORE (I-Vt.). 

Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Nine, including former Michigan governor, charged over Flint water crisis | Regulator finalizes rule forcing banks to serve oil, gun companies | Trump admin adds hurdle to increase efficiency standards for furnaces, water heaters Legislatures boost security after insurrection, FBI warnings Eight governors call on feds to immediately send out vaccine doses now in reserve 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.