Primetime Ratings: Dem Debate Leads NBC to Win

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NBC won the Wednesday ratings, as the Democratic debate led the network to a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. That beat the 0.9/4 that CBS scored.

NBC News hosts the first Democratic debate for the 2020 presidential election

NBC News hosted the first Democratic debate ahead of the 2020 presidential election

Ten presidential hopefuls faced off Wednesday on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, and 10 more debate Thursday.

On NBC, an Ellen’s Game of Games repeat started off prime, and the debate from 9 to 11 p.m. did a 1.6.

CBS had Big Brother at 1.1, down a tenth of a point from the night before, and the two-hour Amazing Race finale at a flat 0.8.

ABC did a 0.6/3 and Fox got a 0.5/3.

ABC had Press Your Luck down 20% at 0.8, Card Sharks off 33% at 0.6 and Match Game down 25% at 0.6.

Fox saw MasterChef go up 17% at 0.7 while First Responders Live fell 33% to 0.4.

Univision did a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/1.

The CW got a 0.2/1. It had a Penn & Teller: Fool Us repeat and Jane the Virgin rated a level 0.2. 

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