Republican debate sets record with 24 million viewers on Fox News Channel

August 7, 2015 21:29

The Republican candidates' debate on Fox News Channel drew 24 million viewers, a record audience for a presidential primary debate, according to Nielsen data provided by Fox on Friday.

The tally for Thursday's event was the highest non-sports telecast in cable history, a Fox spokeswoman said.

Fox News Channel is owned by 21st Century Fox.

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