The ratings for the second round of the Democratic debate on Thursday night jumped more than 15 percent from the night before, a report said.
The audience rose on all three venues — NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo — for the event featuring front runners Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in addition to spiritual guru Marianne Williamson and others, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The crowded Democratic field also hosted a Democratic debate on Wednesday night. The candidates for the events were chosen at random.
NBC drew an 8.1 household rating in metered markets on Thursday versus 7.0 on Wednesday, the outlet said.
MSNBC was at 5.3 on Thursday night, increasing from 4.7. Telemundo was at 0.8 compared to 0.6 from the night before.
The combined ratings of 14.2 were 15 percent ahead of the previous event.
Thursday night’s high numbers were expected to be higher for featuring front runners, including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
There were also some surprises, such a unique performance by Williamson, a pal of Oprah Winfrey.