TiVo® Top Moments: 2015 Prime-Time Republican Presidential Candidate Debate

The title of the debate is enough of a mouthful, let alone the banter that ensued last night. Fox News anchors poked and prodded the candidates to engage in wholehearted debate on a variety of topics, including but not limited to international relations, religion, education, impassioned speeches, and Donald Trump. Presidential hopefuls, including Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich, all weighed in with their two cents, and what followed was absolute TV gold.

Needless to say, countless eyes were glued to the screen to witness the unpredictable phenomenon that was the first of many planned debates for the upcoming 2016 Presidential election. Here for your election-following knowledge and amusement, TiVo Research is pleased to provide you with the top moments from last night’s debate. Enjoy!

#10 – An impassioned speech from Kasich

#9 – Christie disagrees with Paul on cutting foreign aid

#8 – Bush comments on education

#7 – “God has blessed us.”

#6 – Huckabee responds on the U.S. deal with Iran

#5 – Walker responds on Russia

#4 – “You’re having a hard time tonight.”

#3 – Huckabee’s closing statement

#2 – “When did you actually become a Republican?”

#1 – Trump’s closing statement

[Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images]

[Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images]

Source: TiVo Research

Methodology: This TiVo Research analysis was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 anonymous households out of a daily sample of 350,000 subscribers to the Emmy® Award-winning TiVo service. TiVo Research gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching in “play” speed. TiVo Research determined the Top Moments from Thursday evening’s Republican Presidential Candidate Debate that resonated most with TiVo subscribers.

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