Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings
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Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing beats athletes clashing on the field for impressive TV ratings, but the skirmishes of CNBC’s Republican debate came close. NFL programming and baseball’s World Series dominated last week’s ratings, taking seven of the top 20 spots, the Nielsen company said Tuesday, Viewers also were drawn to the debate with leading … Continue reading

CNBC reaches 14 million viewers with GOP debate
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CNBC reaches 14 million viewers with GOP debate

NEW YORK (AP) — CNBC reached its biggest audience ever with the third Republican presidential debate, but paid a price in criticism of how its moderators handled the opportunity to question the candidates. The Nielsen company said 14 million viewers watched the debate Wednesday night, down from the 24 million who saw the first contest … Continue reading

Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump
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Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Republican presidential debate, most candidates took a hands-off approach to Donald Trump and hoped the brash billionaire would hurt himself. Instead, he only got stronger. Trump’s unexpected durability has led some of his rivals to shift their strategy for Wednesday’s, September 16, second showdown. Now their goal is to … Continue reading