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

CNN’s town hall with Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — CBO officials testify on pros and cons of 'Medicare for All' | Booker vows to form White House office on abortion rights | Measles outbreak spreads with cases now in half the country Lee, Sanders introduce bill to tax Wall Street transactions 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 HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE (D-Calif.), which drew nearly two million viewers.

Among other 2020 hopefuls, a CNN town hall in February with Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharCNN's O'Rourke town hall finishes behind Fox News, MSNBC Anita Hill: Female 2020 Democrats 'not being taken seriously' Harris seeks Iowa edge with army of volunteers MORE (D-Minn.) drew 1.17 million viewers, while Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign T.I., Charlamagne Tha God advocate for opportunity zones on Capitol Hill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — CBO officials testify on pros and cons of 'Medicare for All' | Booker vows to form White House office on abortion rights | Measles outbreak spreads with cases now in half the country 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 SandersHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues Lee, Sanders introduce bill to tax Wall Street transactions MORE (I-Vt.). 

Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeInslee signs bill making Washington a sanctuary state Biden retains large lead over Sanders, other 2020 Dems in new Hill-HarrisX poll Inslee signs bill to make Washington first state to legalize human composting 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 CastroDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Michael Bennet must find a way to stand out in the crowd Sandra Bland's sister: She's 'literally speaking for herself even beyond her grave' in video MORE will appear in a town hall on Thursday night, which will be moderated by "CNN Tonight" anchor Don Lemon.