The ABC News Republican Presidental debate in New Hampshire
drew 6.25 million total viewers on Saturday from 9-11 p.m., making it the third
most-watched debate of the 2012 election cycle.
Saturday's debate placed behind the two most recent debates,
ABC's on Dec. 10 (7.63 million viewers) and Fox News' on Dec. 15 (6.71 million
The broadcast also drew 1.73 million viewers in the 25-54
target demo and 1.4 million adults 18-49, according to Nielsen fast national
ratings. It tied as the third most-watched in the target demo, behind the two
most recent debates and tying MSNBC's Sept. 7 debate.
ABC's debate aired against the Detroit-New Orleans NFC Wild
Card Game on NBC, which attracted 27.9 million total viewers from 8-11 p.m.