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Final 2011 debate ratings: ABC/Yahoo News most-watched of all; Fox News claims cable crown

Dylan Stableford
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Republican candidates at the 12th and GOP debate of 2011. (AP)

The final numbers are in from Nielsen, and the ABC/Yahoo News Republican debate on Dec. 10 was the most-watched of the 12 GOP debates in 2011.

The ABC/Yahoo News primetime debate drew 7.63 million total viewers--nearly a million more than second most-watched debate--Fox News' Dec. 15 forum, the final Republican debate of 2011.

The ABC/Yahoo broadcast also claimed the top spot in viewership among 25-54-year-olds, drawing 2.1 million viewers in that advertiser-coveted demographic.

Fox News had the two most-watched GOP debates on cable: Dec. 15, which drew 6.71 million viewers, including 1.87 million 25-to-54-year-olds; and Sept. 22, which drew 6.11 million total viewers, with 1.7 million 25-to-54-year-olds  in the viewing audience.

The full list appears after the jump:

May 5, 2011 | Fox News
TOTAL VIEWERS: 3,258,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 854,000

June 13, 2011 | CNN
TOTAL VIEWERS: 3,162,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 918,000

August 11, 2011 | Fox News
TOTAL VIEWERS: 5,050,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,426,000

Sept. 7, 2011 | NBC/MSNBC
TOTAL VIEWERS: 5,411,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,728,000

Sept. 12, 2011 | CNN
TOTAL VIEWERS: 3,613,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,132,000

Sept. 22, 2011 | Fox New/Google
TOTAL VIEWERS: 6,107,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,701,000

Oct. 11, 2o11 | Bloomberg
TOTAL VIEWERS: N/A 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: N/A

Oct. 18, 2011 | CNN
TOTAL VIEWERS: 5,468,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,651,000

Nov. 9, 2011 | CNBC
TOTAL VIEWERS: 3,332,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 993,000

Nov. 12, 2011 | CBS
TOTAL VIEWERS: 5,480,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,520,000

Nov. 22, 2011 | CNN
TOTAL VIEWERS: 3,599,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,041,000

Dec. 10, 2011 | ABC/Yahoo News
TOTAL VIEWERS: 7,631,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 2,101,000

Dec. 15, 2011 | Fox News
TOTAL VIEWERS: 6,713,000 25-TO-54-YEAR-OLDS: 1,865,000

Source | Nielsen

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