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Political programming dominates the week in television

APTOPIX Election 2020 Debate
Posted at 4:20 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 19:20:56-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Politics is the biggest drama on TV. For the second straight week, political programming dominated the prime-time television rankings.

The Nielsen company says the Democratic presidential debate shown by CBS from South Carolina was last week's most-watched show with 15.3 million viewers.

The previous week, NBC and MSNBC's simulcast of the Nevada debate had nearly 20 million viewers. The second-ranked show was '60 Minutes,' with Scott Pelley's interview with Mike Bloomberg. The top cable networks were the politics-obsessed Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN.