Factoring in MSNBC’s debate into the rankings of all cable news debates, MSNBC’s Democratic debate last night ranked fifth according to Live+SD ratings.
1. 9/5/07 on FNC (GOP), 3.202 million viewers
2. 6/3/07 on CNN (DEM), 2.783 million viewers
3. 7/23/07 on CNN (DEM), 2.566 million viewers
4. 5/15/07 on FNC (GOP), 2.545 million viewers
5. 10/30/07 on MSNBC (DEM), 2.465 million viewers
If you factor in broadcast debates, MSNBC’s debate last night came in 6th according to Live ratings…
As these debates occur on different days of the week and at various time periods and up against various other programs, it’s somewhat problematic to make direct comparisons. For example FNC’s last debate was on a Sunday night and was up against Sunday Night Football and Game 7 of the American League Championship. But despite the heavy competition it still pulled in 2,367,000 viewers.