Fact-checking the second Democratic debate | The Fact Checker

Fact-checking the second Democratic debate | The Fact Checker

Fact-checking the second Democratic debate | The Fact Checker

DETROIT-Ten more candidates faced off on key issues on Wednesday during night two of the second round of Democratic debates.

These numbers don't factor in online streaming; about 3.1 million people streamed Wednesday's debate online compared to 2.7 million who streamed Tuesday's, Axios reports.

The increase shows a bump of almost 2 million in total viewers from the first night, which drew in 8.69 million total viewers and 2.52 million in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 demographic.

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With 10.7 million, Wednesday night's affair was up 24% on the first.

The first Democratic debate of this cycle was hosted by MSNBC, NBC, and Telemundo, and drew 15.3 million viewers with 4.3 million in the demo.

CNN kicked off the debate on the subject of health care, where Sanders gave a fiery defense of his signature legislation Medicare-for-All, before then taking aim at Tapper's question of whether the policy is "political suicide" for Democrats a "Republican talking point". It also featured Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Kamala Harris, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and businessman Andrew Yang.

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