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FNC’s Town Hall with Mayor Pete Buttigieg Tops Ratings


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Fox News‘ town hall with Democratic Presidential Mayor Pete Buttigieg won the night in the ratings, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Anchored by Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, the event averaged 1.1 million viewers and 172,000 in the 25-54 demographic, outpacing CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers. The presentation was up 22% in both viewers and the 25-54 demo versus the 2019 average for the Sunday 7PM timeslot where Fox News Sunday is regularly aired.

FNC’s Town Hall with Mayor Pete Buttigieg also defeated CNN’s Sunday night March 10th primetime town hall with Mayor Buttigieg which delivered 545,000 in total viewers and 169,000 in the demo.

In total viewers, the event also beat CNN’s town hall with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on 3/18, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on 3/27, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on 4/22.

Additionally, FNC’s town hall delivered a triple-digit percent advantage (148%) over CNN in total viewers and a double-digit percent advantage over MSNBC (79%) in the Sunday night timeslot.

  • FNC’s Town Hall delivered 1,110,000 P2+ and 172,000 A25-54
  • CNN Newsroom delivered 447,000 P2+ and 96,000 A25-54
  • MSNBC’s Kasie DC delivered 621,000 P2+ and 77,000 A25-54