CNN’s coverage of the Tea Party debate in Florida drew 3.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
That was enough for CNN to top Fox News and MSNBC during the timeslot. CNN also beat its rivals in adults 25-54, with 1.1 million viewers.
The debate audience grew 13% from CNN’s last presidential debate in June, which drew 3.2 million.
MSNBC’s coverage of the debate last week at the Reagan Library drew 5.4 million viewers.