It should come as no surprise that Thursday's GOP
debate, the first in the run up to the 2016 Presidential Election primaries,
was a huge draw on Fox News Channel — though it proved an even bigger than many
might have expected.
No doubt buoyed by the media circus
around candidate Donald Trump, and the fact that hopeful's
declarations for the 2016 race trickled in considerably later than the 2012
contest, a massive 24 million viewers tuned into Fox News between 9 and 11 p.m.
ET. That easily makes it the most-watched cable news telecast in history. It
also tops most marquee TV events, besting even coverage of the 2014 Sochi