Top Moments: Democratic Presidential Debates – Day Two

 In Audience Research, Entertainment, Television, TiVo Audience Research

The Democratic presidential candidates took the podium for a second round of debates in Detroit over two consecutive nights (July 30-31) on CNN, moderated by Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. 

As evidenced by what inspired viewer engagement, according to TiVo’s TV Viewership Data, key themes of the second night were challenging early front-runners, defending policy records and delivering meme-worthy one-liners.

Here are TiVo’s Top Moments:

Day Two – July 31, 2019

RankTime Moment
19:42 p.m. EDTWhen asked about her co-sponsorship of the Green New Deal, Kirsten Gillibrand says, “The first thing that I’m going to do when I’m president is I’m going to Clorox the Oval Office. The second thing I’m going to do is I will re-engage on global climate change, and I will not only sign those Paris global climate accords, but I will lead a worldwide conversation about the urgency of this crisis.”
210:11 p.m. EDTWhen challenged by Kirsten Gillibrand on an op-ed he wrote about working mothers, Joe Biden defends his policy record, including initiating the “It’s On Us” pledge for college campuses. “You came to Syracuse University with me and said it was wonderful,” he says. “I don’t know what’s happened, except that you’re now running for president.”
38:22 p.m. EDTMaking the case for universal basic income, Andrew Yang says, “We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now, and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math. So, let me share the math: $1,000 a month for every adult would be $461 million every month right here in Detroit alone.”
48:06 p.m. EDTJazz singer and Flint, Michigan native, Dee Dee Bridgewater, performs the national anthem.
59:27 p.m. EDTTulsi Gabbard expresses concerns about Kamala Harris’ record as a former prosecutor: “There are too many examples to cite, but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana. She blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so.”

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You can also download the report from the Day One – July 30 Debate.

TiVo July 2019 Democratic Presidential Debates Top Moments: Night Two

TiVo July 2019 Democratic Presidential Debates Top Moments: Day Two


TiVo Top Moments analysis is prepared using TiVo’s TV Viewership Data, a deterministic and authoritative dataset pulled anonymously from millions of TiVo set-top boxes and those of our solution partners across the U.S. TiVo’s TV Viewership Data allows media companies to more effectively promote their programming to the most interested audiences. The data can also be used by companies outside the entertainment space to gain a better understanding of TV viewer behavior. For more information, visit:

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