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CNN Pelosi town hall finishes third in cable news ratings race, draws 1.6M

CNN's town hall featuring House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a Senate vote | Pelosi, Mnuchin see progress, but no breakthrough | Trump, House lawyers return to court in fight over financial records Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a vote in Senate MORE (D-Calif.) drew 1.6 million total viewers on Thursday night, finishing in third place behind Fox News and MSNBC in the race between major cable news outlets, according to early Nielsen Media Research returns. 

The town hall came just hours after the California Congresswoman announced the House of Representatives will draw up articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE, likely leading to a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. 
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Fox News's "Hannity" was first during the 9 p.m. hour with 3.8 million viewers, followed my MSNBC's "Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowLast hurrah for the establishment media Biden seeks contrast with Trump after aide tests positive for COVID-19 NYT columnist: Pressure mounting on NBC to make town hall a 'nightmare for Trump' MORE Show" with 2.63 million. The CNN-Pelosi event was third with 1.6 million. 
 
In the 25- to 54-year-old demographic sought by advertisers, Fox News was again first with 618,000 viewers, followed by MSNBC's 420,000. CNN was third in the category with 410,000. 
 
CNN has held several town halls with Pelosi, with three occurring in 2017 and one in 2018. 
 
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