Pete Buttigieg is a Fox News hit: Democratic candidate's town hall draws 1.1 million viewers

Mail Online | 5/20/2019 | Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg drew 1.1 million viewers to his Fox News town hall Sunday night.

According to early Nielsen Media Research data, the Fox News event with the 2020 Democratic candidate earned almost double the amount of viewers than CNN's town hall with him on March 10, which averaged 545,000 viewers.

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The town hall on “Fox News Sunday” was moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace and was held in Claremont, New Hampshire, which is along the Vermont border.

Buttigieg's town hall aired in the 7 p.m. time slot, and his viewership was a 22 per cent increased compared to the 2019 average of regular programming at the time. The event also delivered 172,000 viewers in the key demographic of 25-54-year-olds.

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He also received a standing ovation from the crowd after his closing statement.

The Indiana mayor was the third Democratic candidate of this election cycle to appear on Fox News for a town hall event. Of the three, he drew the least amount of viewers.

Vermont - Senator - Bernie - Sanders - Town

Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had the most-watched town hall of the year when he was the first Democrat to appear in a Fox News town hall. He garnered 2.6 millions viewers from the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania event.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar also agreed to a town hall earlier this month, which took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – and attracted 1.6 million viewers.

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A fourth candidate, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, has already agreed to do a Fox News town hall on June 2 from Iowa.

The first two events were co-moderated by Fox News hosts Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier, and the second two slated Wallace as the moderator.

Buttigieg - Husband - Chasten - June - Candidate

Buttigieg, who is openly gay and has been married to his husband Chasten since June 2018, was a former long-shot candidate with almost no name recognition as a small-town mayor...
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