Fox Business Debate Scores At Least 10 Million Viewers, Preliminary Ratings Show

Overnight ratings for debate show 8.9 household rating, which comes up short of CNBC debate’s 9.5 household rating

Last Updated: November 11, 2015 @ 8:54 AM

Early ratings for Fox Business Network’s GOP debate show at least 10 million viewers tuned in for the two-hour debate on Tuesday, according to CNN.

10 million is the minimum number; the final rating could be closer to 13 million. 10-13 million viewers would be a network record and an impressive haul for FBN, which isn’t as widely distributed as rival CNBC, which scored 14 million viewers in its Oct. 28 debate.

The debate’s tone was decidedly less combative between moderators and candidates — the highlight of CNBC’s debate.

Economic policy questions were front and center, and aside from a few tense exchanges between candidates the debate was mostly civil.

As TheWrap reported, key moments revolved around Donald Trump getting booed by the Milwaukee crowd, Jeb Bush showing signs of life and Ben Carson winning over the audience by accusing Hillary Clinton of being a liar.

Full ratings for the debate will be released on Wednesday afternoon.