Why You Shouldn't Host A Debate On A Saturday Night
The second Democratic debate held on Saturday brought in a low number of viewers compared to others this year.By Katie Link | November 15, 2015
A lot of people stayed home and watched TV Saturday night. In fact, 8.5 million people tuned into CBS to watch the second Democratic debate. But the viewership wasn't nearly as high as the other debates this year. (Video via CBS)
A record-breaking 15.3 million viewers tuned in for the first Democratic debate on CNN. Twenty-four million people watched the first Republican debate on Fox News and 22.9 million watched CNN's Republican debate.
So Saturday's viewership may seem low, but those numbers are historically massive. Back in 2008, CNN broke a record after 4.9 million people tuned in for the presidential primary debate. Now, just seven years later, a number almost double that is seen as small. (Video via CNN)