NEW YORK (AP) – An estimated 13.5 million people watched the fourth Republican presidential debate of the season, making it the most-watched program in Fox Business Network’s history..
Focused primarily on economic issues, it was least-watched of the GOP debates, behind the 14 million who watched the third debate on CNBC. Before Tuesday’s debate, Fox Business Network has never before reached as many as 1 million viewers for an event.
The debate was a more sedate affair than the first three, after Republicans complained about questioning during the CNBC debate.
The first two debates, on Fox News Channel and CNN, each exceeded 20 million viewers.