Donald Trump is the front-runner as the big GOP debate debuts tonight September 16th 2015 on CNN at 8 PM EST.
According to CNN Money
Donald Trump — and the rest of the Republican field’s reactions to Trump — has turned the primary process into a live-streamed, live-tweeted reality show. CNN has been calling Wednesday night “Round Two” in sporty promos.
Predictions about the ratings have varied. But the debate seems likely to surpass CNN’s previous record, the November 9, 1993, edition of “Larry King Live,” when Vice President Al Gore and businessman Ross Perot debated NAFTA. That sparring match averaged 16.8 million viewers.
The first primary debates of the 2008 and 2012 campaign cycles attracted a few million viewers to Fox and CNN. As summer turned to fall, some of the debates drew 4 million to 5 million viewers. The events primarily appealed to political junkies.
If you don’t have cable, you’ll still be able to watch CNN’s Republican primary debate on Wednesday night, because the network is live streaming it for free on the web.
A deep-pocketed conservative group is going on the attack against Donald Trump, spending $1 million on TV ads in Iowa in an effort to weaken the GOP presidential front-runner.
The anti-tax group Club for Growth — ironically, known for taking down establishment insiders in favor of more conservative outsiders in Senate and House races — is now turning on Trump, who it sees as a closet Democrat.
Club for Growth Action, the group’s political arm, will launch two 30-minute TV spots on broadcast, cable and digital platforms to hammer home to Hawkeye State voters — where Trump’s lead has slipped thanks to an insurgent Ben Carson — that the reality TV star is simply an entertainer who will say anything to get elected.
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