NBC and MSNBC Democratic debate averages record 20 million viewers

Democratic candidates take part in the presidential primary debate hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night averaged a record of 20 million viewers on NBC and MSNBC, along with another 13.5 million viewers streaming online, the networks announced on Thursday.

Wednesday’s debate - the ninth of the 2020 election cycle and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s on-stage debut – was also the top-rated Democratic debate ever in the coveted 25- to 54-year-old slot, according to NBC News and MSNBC.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06