Nellie Andreeva

As the field of Republican presidential candidates shrinks, so do the ratings for the GOP debates. After peaking at 7.6 million with the December 10 ABC News debate, audiences mostly have been on the decline. Last night’s special on CNN averaged 5.02 million total viewers, 1.7 million in adults 25-54. That was down from the Fox News debate just three days earlier.

Net             Date           Day           Total Viewers

ABC            12/10/11     Saturday     7.57 million

Fox News    12/15/11     Thursday     6.71 million

ABC            1/7/12         Saturday     6.25 million

Fox News     9/22/11      Thursday     6.11 million

CNN             10/18/11    Tuesday      5.50 million

Fox News      1/16/12     Monday       5.48 million

MSNBC         9/7/11       Wednesday  5.41 million

CBS             11/12/11    Saturday     5.29 million

Fox News      8/11/11     Thursday     5.05 million

CNN             1/19/12   Thursday   5.02 million

NBC/MSNBC  1/8/12       Sunday       4.72 million

CNN              9/12/11     Monday       3.61 million

CNBC           11/9/11      Wednesday 3.33 million

Fox News      5/5/11       Thursday     3.26 million

CNN             6/13/11      Monday       3.12 million

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