NEW YORK (AP) — Thursday's GOP debate was watched by 14.5 million people, according to the Nielsen ratings company.
The explosive faceoff between presidential hopeful Donald Trump and rivals including Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio aired on both CNN and Telemundo. CNN averaged 13.26 million viewers, while Telemundo drew 1.27 million.
Aired live from Houston, it was the 10th Republican Party debate in this campaign season. It took place just days before next week's multi-state Super Tuesday sweep.
The first GOP debate, telecast last August, remains the most-watched, with 24 million viewers. The next takes place on Thursday, to be carried by Fox News Channel.
There have been six Democratic Party debates so far. The next takes place March 6. It will air on CNN.