March 13, 2005

Average Viewership of the Presidential Debates

Average Viewership
NBC News 14.3
ABC News 12.1
CBS News 10.8
CNN 3.8
Fox News 7.9
PBS 3.2

An average of 52 million Americans watched the presidential debates in 2004, though that doesn’t include C-Span. NBC was the ratings leader in debate coverage.