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

CNN's town hall featuring House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Sunday shows preview: Pelosi announces date for infrastructure vote; administration defends immigration policies GOP should grab the chance to upend Pelosi's plan on reconciliation 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 TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump 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 MaddowRachel Maddow extends contract with MSNBC: reports OAN loses appeal in defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow Nunes sues MSNBC, alleging Rachel Maddow defamed him 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 McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Fifth House Republican comes out in support of bipartisan infrastructure bill Watch live: McCarthy holds briefing with reporters MORE (R-Calif.), was interviewed by Fox News's Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityMichael Cohen: Trump bluffing about another White House bid 90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive The Memo: California recall exposes the limit of Trump's GOP MORE opposite of a portion of Pelosi's town hall moderated by CNN anchor Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperFrederica Wilson rails against Haitian deportation flights, calls treatment 'inhumane' WHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed MORE