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article imageCan Newt Gingrich's win revive interest in GOP debates?

By Yukio Strachan     Jan 22, 2012 in Politics
Are Americans losing interest in watching the Republican Presidential debates? Since the ABC News Iowa Republican Debate on December 10 at Drake University (viewership of 7.6 million), fewer and fewer viewers have been tuning in.
CNN ’s explosive debate this past Thursday night in South Carolina attracted 5.02 million total viewers with 1.7 million in adults 25-54 demographic, Deadline Hollywood reported.
That was a slight decrease from the FOX News Channel debate three days earlier in South Carolina, reports Zap2it.com, which drew 5.5 million viewers with 1.6 million in the 25-54 demographic – even with the holiday.
Mediaite noted that Fox News’ ratings "are especially impressive considering Monday has been an especially poor night for debate ratings, yielding the lowest average total viewer pull of any night:"
But just as Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pulled off a surprise win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, so too can debate ratings.
The next debate is scheduled for Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. at the University of South Florida.
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