Both those numbers placed Fox News at the top of the cable news ratings race during the hour the event aired from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ET. MSNBC was second during the same hour with 1.48 million total viewers and 206,000 in the demographic, followed by CNN with 759,000 total viewers and 199,000 in the demographic.
Klobuchar, who is polling at 1.4 percent in the RealClearPolitics polling index, is the second Democratic presidential candidate to appear on Fox News in a town hall format.
Last month, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders, Ocasio-Cortez to unveil legislation targeting credit card, banking industries Trump predicts Dem investigation will drive him to 2020 win Trump hits O’Rourke: ‘Boy has he fallen like a rock’ MORE (I-Vt.) was featured in a live event from Bethlehem, Penn., that drew nearly 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched town hall of the year.
South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump predicts Dem investigation will drive him to 2020 win Trump mocks Buttigieg: ‘He has a great chance’ Almost 30 percent of Biden supporters pick Sanders as second choice MORE will appear in a Fox News town hall on May 19.
The live events come after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) barred Fox News in March from hosting a Democratic presidential primary debate over the network’s reported close ties with the Trump administration.