Biden town hall on CNN finishes third in cable news race

Biden town hall on CNN finishes third in cable news race
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CNN's town hall featuring 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida MORE delivered 1.15 million viewers on Monday night to finish third in a cable news race against Fox News and MSNBC, according to early ratings from Nielsen Media Research. 

Overall, the 1.15 million total viewers tuning in to see Biden from 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm ET was a 13 percent drop when compared to the last town hall featuring the former vice president on Oct. 10 on the same network, which registered 1.34 million viewers. 

Fox News' "Hannity" at 9:00 p.m. and "The Ingraham Angle" at 10:00 p.m. took in an average of 2.9 million total viewers during that the time Biden event aired from Iowa. 

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MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" and "The Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowGOP lawmakers distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power Schiff urges Trump administration members to resign: 'You cannot maintain your silence' Michael Cohen: Trump hates Obama because he's everything he 'wants to be' MORE Show" finished second with 2.69 million viewers. 

In the 25-54 demographic that advertisers covet most, the order of finish was the same, with Hannity and Ingraham registering 434,000 viewers in the category, followed by Hayes and Maddow 428,000 and the Biden town hall with 296,000. 

The town halls come ahead of the next Democratic debate on Nov. 20 co-hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post from Atlanta, GA.  


In Iowa, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBillionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice MORE surged to the top of Monmouth University's latest poll released Tuesday, capturing 22 percent support. Biden is second with 19 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds On The Money: Half of states deplete funds for Trump's 0 unemployment expansion | EU appealing ruling in Apple tax case | House Democrats include more aid for airlines in coronavirus package Warren, Khanna request IG investigation into Pentagon's use of coronavirus funds MORE (D-Mass) at 18 percent and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSirota reacts to report of harassment, doxing by Harris supporters Republicans not immune to the malady that hobbled Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Republicans lawmakers rebuke Trump on election MORE (I-Vt.) with 13 percent. 

Buttigieg polled only at 8 percent in the same poll in August. 

The first-in-the-nation caucuses will take place on Feb. 3, 2020.