CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

The audience for NewsNation‘s Wednesday-night Republican primary debate was one of the smallest and the biggest. Nearly 1.6 million tuned in to the Nexstar-backed upstart cable-news outlet to watch. More than 2.5 million chose to watch a simulcast on the CW broadcast network, a corporate sibling.

At about 4.1 million, the overall TV audience is the smallest secured so far for this cycle’s Republican debates, two of which were broadcast by Fox News Media and a third by NBCUniversal. But for Nexstar, the numbers may as well be akin to the Super Bowl. The NewsNation lineup typically lures tens of thousands, not hundreds.

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