More than 33.5 million viewers tuned into last night’s Democratic Debate in Las Vegas; making the event the most watched Democratic primary debate in US history.
“NBC News and MSNBC once again made television history with the most-watched Democratic debate ever, averaging nearly 20 million total viewers across the two networks, according to Nielsen Fast National Data. Last night’s debate was also the top-rated Democratic debate ever in the key A25-54 demo and attracted 13.5 million live stream viewers, surpassing any previously hosted debate this election cycle. NBC News and MSNBC now claim the top two Democratic debates and top three Democratic debate nights,” said a press release from the network.
“The ninth DNC-sanctioned debate of the 2020 presidential election, which also marked former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s debut, averaged 19.658 million television viewers, with 5.310 million in A25-54 and 4.257 million in A18-49 across NBC and MSNBC from 9:00-11:00 pm ET,” added the statement.
Read the full report here.
BLOOMBERG TO BERNIE: America’s ‘Best Known Socialist’ is a ‘Millionaire with Three Houses’
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg clashed with Sen. Bernie Sanders during Wednesday night’s fiery debate in Las Vegas; saying America’s “best-known socialist” is a “millionaire with three houses.”
“What a wonderful country we have, the best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?” asked the former Mayor of New York City.
Aww, snap. Bloomberg's best moment calling out socialist Bernie's three houses. pic.twitter.com/ncKxkQqSUg
— Scott Whitlock (@ScottJW) February 20, 2020
“Well, I work in Washington… Live in Burlington, and -like thousands of other Vermonters- I do own a summer camp… Forgive me for that,” fired-back Sanders. “Where is your home?”
“New York City, thank you very much, and I pay all my taxes,” said Bloomberg.
Watch the fiery exchange above.
DESPERATION: Fading Warren TRASHES Bloomberg, Calls Mayor Mike an ‘Egomaniac Billionaire’
Fading presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren ripped Mike Bloomberg on social media Tuesday; labeling the former Mayor of New York City an “egomaniac billionaire” just one day before they share a debate stage in Las Vegas.
“It’s a shame Mike Bloomberg can buy his way into the debate. But at least now primary voters curious about how each candidate will take on Donald Trump can get a live demonstration of how we each take on an egomaniac billionaire,” posted Warren on Twitter.
It’s a shame Mike Bloomberg can buy his way into the debate. But at least now primary voters curious about how each candidate will take on Donald Trump can get a live demonstration of how we each take on an egomaniac billionaire. https://t.co/H02radEZcv
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 18, 2020
Bloomberg is poised to drop more than $124 million in 14 states ahead of the Super Tuesday primary contests on March 3rd; spending 10 times more than his top Democratic rivals.
“Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, has also poured millions into ground operations in Super Tuesday states. In Colorado, where voters already are casting primary ballots by mail, he has a paid staff of 55 people; Sanders has two,” reports MSN.
“For nearly three months, Bloomberg has been the only Democrat to devote most of his travel to those states, which include California, Texas and North Carolina. His opponents are still scrambling to gain traction in contests on Saturday in Nevada and Feb. 29 in South Carolina. Bloomberg is skipping those races, as he did earlier in Iowa and New Hampshire,” adds the website.
Bloomberg qualified for the next Democratic Debate Tuesday morning, gaining 19% of support nationwide in a last-minute poll conducted by PBS.