via press release:


MSNBC Delivers Highest Rated Republican Debate in 2011

New York – September 8, 2011 – The Republican Presidential Debate that aired on MSNBC last night drew 5.4 million viewers, soundly out-rating both FNC and CNN in total viewers and the key adult demographic, with 5,411,000 in total viewers and 1,728,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo, according to program data from Nielsen Media Research. Below are ratings highlights from the MSNBC GOP Debate on Sept. 7, 2011.

The GOP Debate on MSNBC delivered 1,728,000 A25-54 and 5,411,000 Total Viewers from 8-949p. MSNBC out-rated the GOP Debate that ran on FNC last month (8/11/11) among both Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers. Of the 4 Republican Debates that have occurred thus far, MSNBC’s is the highest rated to-date, including 2 Debates on Fox News Channel
MSNBC Prime (8-11p) averaged 1,370,000 ranking #1 for the night. This is the strongest MSNBC prime delivery since Election Day 2008 (11/4/08). Among Total Viewers MSNBC Prime averaged 4,356,000 also ranking #1 for the night and the best since the 2008 Election.
Following the debate, analysis with the MSNBC team delivered 817,000 in the A25-54 ranking #1 in the slot
MSNBC debate analysis delivered 2,719,000 in overall viewers also ranking #1 in the slot

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