CNBC Debate Draws 3.3 Million

"Your Money, Your Vote," aka the debate that will forever be remembered for Rick Perry's brian freeze, drew 3.3 million viewers on Wednesday.

That's a far cry from the 6.1 million viewers who tuned in to Fox News' Florida debate in September, but a big boost for CNBC. Politico reports that network had its biggest audience since 1997, when it covered the O.J. Simpson civil verdict. (That stat excludes coverage of the Olympics.)

In terms of total viewers, the debate ranks 6th among all of the debates so far. The next matchup is Saturday, when CBS News presents a debate from South Carolina.

More Voices

  • Hollywood Safe Workplace

    Why Hollywood Needs to Lead the Way in Showing How to Create a Safer Workplace

    "Your Money, Your Vote," aka the debate that will forever be remembered for Rick Perry's brian freeze, drew 3.3 million viewers on Wednesday. That's a far cry from the 6.1 million viewers who tuned in to Fox News' Florida debate in September, but a big boost for CNBC. Politico reports that network had its biggest […]

  • Seven Seconds

    Fighting the Racial Bias at the Core of Hollywood’s Cop Shows (Guest Column)

    "Your Money, Your Vote," aka the debate that will forever be remembered for Rick Perry's brian freeze, drew 3.3 million viewers on Wednesday. That's a far cry from the 6.1 million viewers who tuned in to Fox News' Florida debate in September, but a big boost for CNBC. Politico reports that network had its biggest […]

  • Janet Mock Pose

    'Pose' Writer Janet Mock on Making History With Trans Storytelling (Guest Column)

    "Your Money, Your Vote," aka the debate that will forever be remembered for Rick Perry's brian freeze, drew 3.3 million viewers on Wednesday. That's a far cry from the 6.1 million viewers who tuned in to Fox News' Florida debate in September, but a big boost for CNBC. Politico reports that network had its biggest […]

  • Tony Awards Sightlines Column

    How to Produce the Tony Awards: 5 Unsolicited Tips

    "Your Money, Your Vote," aka the debate that will forever be remembered for Rick Perry's brian freeze, drew 3.3 million viewers on Wednesday. That's a far cry from the 6.1 million viewers who tuned in to Fox News' Florida debate in September, but a big boost for CNBC. Politico reports that network had its biggest […]

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Cannes 2018's Hidden Thrill: The Opportunity to Find New Voices

    "Your Money, Your Vote," aka the debate that will forever be remembered for Rick Perry's brian freeze, drew 3.3 million viewers on Wednesday. That's a far cry from the 6.1 million viewers who tuned in to Fox News' Florida debate in September, but a big boost for CNBC. Politico reports that network had its biggest […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content