Democratic debate polls well for CNN


NEW YORK -- CNN's telecast of the New Hampshire debate between the Democratic presidential candidates grabbed the biggest viewership of any of the cable TV debates so far this year.

Sunday's debate averaged 2.8 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research said. It was ahead of Fox News Channel's May 15 GOP debate that averaged 2.5 million viewers and MSNBC's debate in South Carolina with the Democrats that averaged 2.3 million viewers.

It was also the highest rated in adults 18-34, adults 18-48 and adults 25-54, CNN said.
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