Wednesday night’s GOP debate on CNN averaged a whopping 22.9 million viewers, making it by far the most-watched program in the network’s 35-year history.
Naturally, presidential candidate Donald Trump believes that he deserves credit for it.
“Just announced that in the history of @CNN, last night’s debate was its highest rated ever. Will they send me flowers & a thank you note?“ he tweeted after the news broke yesterday.
CNN’s previously top-watched program was a 1993 Larry King Live special in which Ross Perot and Al Gore debated the merits of NAFTA; it drew 16.8 million viewers.
Debate Ratings: Republican Rematch Fetches 23 Million for CNN – Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/debate-ratings-republican-rematch-fetches-823952
Trump wants ’flowers and a thank you note’ for CNN’s record ratings | Sun Times National: http://national.suntimes.com/national-world-news/7/72/1842467/cnns-gop-debate-ratings-fall-short-fox-news/