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

CNN’s town hall with Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate Gillibrand unveils mental health plan 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 HarrisGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate MORE (D-Calif.), which drew nearly two million viewers.

Among other 2020 hopefuls, a CNN town hall in February with Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate MORE (D-Minn.) drew 1.17 million viewers, while Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate 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 SandersGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE (I-Vt.). 

Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court Moulton drops out of presidential race after struggling to gain traction 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 CastroHarris to appear in CNN climate town hall after backlash Castro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates Castro releases animal welfare plan as part of presidential campaign MORE will appear in a town hall on Thursday night, which will be moderated by "CNN Tonight" anchor Don Lemon.