2016 CNN Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate

 In Audience Research, Entertainment, Television, TiVo Audience Research

Smack dab in the middle of the primary race, Senators Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were back at it again last night for the CNN Democratic Debate at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, NY. Clinton and Sanders covered a breadth of topics with the CNN moderators, ranging from our domestic prison system to international relations. By measuring viewership throughout the debate, TiVo Research brings to you the top five moments of last night’s CNN Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate!

1. Sanders on process for releasing prisoners

9:49 p.m: With federal and Presidential leadership, we will work with state governments to make sure that people are released from jail under strong supervision, that they get the kind of job training and education they need so they can return to their communities. On this one, Errol, actually I think you’re going to see progressive and conservative support. We can do it, if we’re prepared to be bold.

2. Sanders on powerful special interests and PACs

10:57 p.m.: Sanders: And people understand, you can’t take money from powerful special interests into your PAC and then really expect the American people to believe you’re going to stand up to these powerful special interests. So I am very proud of the fact that we have brought millions of new people into the political process…

3. Clinton’s closing statement

11:07 p.m.: Clinton: So I am humbly asking for your support on Tuesday. I’ll work my heart out for you again. And together, we won’t just make promises we can’t keep. We’ll deliver results that will improve the lives of the people in New York and in America.

That’s what we’ll do together. Thank you, New York.

4. Clinton on U.S. relations with Israeli leaders

10:28 p.m.: Clinton: I have spoken about and written [about] at some length the very candid conversations I’ve had with him and other Israeli leaders. Nobody is saying that any individual leader is always right, but it is a difficult position.

If you are from whatever perspective trying to seek peace, trying to create the conditions for peace when there is a terrorist group embedded in Gaza that does not want to see you exist, that is a very difficult challenge.

5. Clinton on climate change

9:57 p.m.: Clinton: I continued to work on that throughout the four years as Secretary of State, and I was very proud that President Obama and America led the way to the agreement that was finally reached in Paris with 195 nations committing to take steps to actually make a difference in climate change.

Featured image credit: [Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images]

Source: TiVo Research

Methodology: TiVo Research’s 4-14-16 Democratic Candidate Debate 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. The most engaging moments are determined by looking for program content with the biggest bump in viewership relative to the surrounding 15 minutes of programming, offering a true reflection of change in viewership.

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