Over 5 million people watched last Thursday’s Fox News prime-time TV debate between Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and California's Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Hosted by Sean Hannity, the “Great Red vs. Blue State Debate” attracted just under 5 million viewers for its live broadcast, followed by an additional 700,000 via a rebroadcast. Deadline reported these figures were far ahead of competing networks MSNBC and CNN, citing data provided by Nielsen Media Research via Fox News and MSNBC.
Fox News also secured a solid win for the remaining night in terms of viewership, with close to 4 million viewers. By contrast, MSNBC and CNN only received just over 1.3 million and around half a million views, respectively.
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