The upward ratings trajectory for the Republican primary debates continued Thursday as 14.52 million watched the candidates face off on
The feisty showdown in Houston was the fourth-straight
CNN averaged 13.25 million viewers from 8:42 p.m. to 10:53 p.m. Eastern time. Another 1.265 million watched on Spanish-language network Telemundo. CNN's Wolf Blitzer was moderator for the debate and Telemundo's Maria Celeste Arraras was on the panel of questioners.
Ratings have risen as the field gets smaller and more acrimonious — Thursday's debate featured several harsh exchanges between front-runner
The CBS telecast of the Republican rumble on Feb. 13 was watched by 13.51 million viewers. A week earlier, 13.18 million watched the candidates on ABC.