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

CNN's town hall featuring House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse passes bill aimed at bolstering Holocaust education Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — NFL social media accounts hacked | Dem questions border chief over controversial Facebook group | Clinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views Meadows: Republicans who break with Trump could face political repercussions 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 TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense 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 MaddowCitizens United put out a welcome mat for Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman Giuliani says he was 'misled' by Parnas Parnas attorney asks William Barr to recuse himself from investigation 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. 
 
The House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Cheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Mark Mellman: A failure of GOP leadership MORE (R-Calif.), was interviewed by Fox News's Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityHannity to interview Trump during Super Bowl pregame show GOP cries boredom in attack on impeachment case Hannity: 'Lunatic' Schiff 'the worst liar in all of politics' MORE opposite of a portion of Pelosi's town hall moderated by CNN anchor Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperRepublican senator: Trump's Schiff tweet not a 'death threat' Impeachment manager says senators should vote for witnesses as a 'favor' to the country GOP senator defends Trump amid Parnas recording: 'Certainly the president meets a lot of people' MORE