W an average of 1.957 million viewers , Indian-origin presidential hopeful Kamala Harris’ town hall on CNN , got the network its highest ratings ever for such an event with an individual election candidate said the network.
CNN reportedly announced that the broadcast was the most-watched cable news single candidate election town hall, according to Nielsen data.
Harris, 54, who was elected to the Senate in 2016, announced her run for presidency last week. She has been voted on top of the list of Democratic leaders aspiring to defeat President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.
Harris, the second African-American woman elected to the US senate, has drawn comparisons to Barack Obama since early in her political career.
The live event on Monday averaged 1.957 million viewers, a figure far greater than CNN’s previous four town halls, which attracted an average audience of 1.119 million each, the network said in a statement.