CNN Democratic debate drawing finishes third in cable news ratings race

CNN Democratic debate drawing finishes third in cable news ratings race

CNN's Democratic debate live drawing finished third in the cable news ratings race last night, attracting 1.03 million viewers according to early Nielsen Media Research.

In the 8 p.m. EDT hour, "Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonWhy target Tucker Carlson? It's part of the left's war on the right Carlson calls racism one of nation's problems, says people should 'calm down' Trump lashes out at Fox News's Shep Smith, says 'fake news CNN is better' MORE Tonight" finished first among the three major cable news channels with more than 3.2 million viewers and 497,000 in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic prized by advertisers.

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MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" took second with 1.66 million viewers, followed by CNN for the debate drawing special. In the younger demographic, MSNBC delivered 239,000 viewers while CNN took in 223,000 in the category.

The debates will take place on July 30 and 31 in Detroit.

The live drawing over the full hour produced a rematch of 2020 Democratic front-runner and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Panel: Jill Biden's campaign message MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Sanders leads Democratic field in Colorado poll MORE (D-Calif.) that will take place on the second night.

Biden and Harris clashed in the first Democratic primary debate on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo on June 17, ultimately resulting in improved polling numbers for Harris.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' The exhaustion of Democrats' anti-Trump delusions Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden MORE (I-Vt.) will also face off for the first time against Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Panel: Jill Biden's campaign message MORE (D-Mass.) on July 30.