I didn’t even know they had town halls
Every single one of the 12 Democratic presidential town halls held so far in 2019 by CNN lost against simultaneous programming on other cable news networks, as of last Thursday.
The average viewership of CNN’s town halls were approximately 903,000 people. Comparatively, the Fox News programming that was going on while the town halls aired averaged 2.2 million viewers, whereas the MSNBC programming had 1.8 million viewers.
CNN has hosted town halls with the following candidates: California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, former Rep. John Delaney, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. (RELATED: Fox News Blows CNN, MSNBC, Out Of The Water In Aftermath Of Mueller Report)