CNN has gone all in with its Democratic presidential candidate town halls, putting together 20 of them so far this year, featuring well-known and unknown contenders. But viewers aren't really paying attention. "Only four candidates — (Kamala) Harris, (Bernie) Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg — have drawn more viewers than CNN averages on a typical weeknight, around 1.16 million people," reports Paul Farhi. "The rest, at least in television terms, have ranged anywhere from subpar to flaming disasters. Back-to-back town halls featuring (Andrew) Yang and (Marianne) Williamson drew about 310,000 viewers in April, far below the network’s modest 907,000 average for all the candidates. None of its town halls has surpassed regular programming on cable rivals Fox and MSNBC."
TOPICS: 2020 Presidential Election, CNN, Cable News