Thursday night’s Trump-less Republican presidential debate on FOX News Channel scored 12.5 million viewers, making it the second-highest rated telecast in the network’s history.
FOX News celebrated this news today.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 29, 2016
The 12.5 million viewers is a 48% drop from its record breaking 24 million viewers from the first GOP debate in November.
They say that if I participated in last night’s Fox debate, they would have had 12 million more & would have broken the all time record.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2016