CNN Democratic Debate Round 2

CNN Democratic Debate Round 2

The preliminary ratings for CNN's second Democratic debate are in, and show off a surge in viewers from the first night.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was front and center on the stage Wednesday night, fielding attacks from a lot of the other candidates.

With 10.7 million, Wednesday night's affair was up 24% on the first.

If you were to take 5 from this second debate to move onto the next round I'd pick Biden, Yang, Gabbard, Booker and Gillibrand.

These numbers don't factor in online streaming; about 3.1 million people streamed Wednesday's debate online compared to 2.7 million who streamed Tuesday's, Axios reports. CNN's Republican debate in September 2015 - the network's most viewed debate - nabbed around 23 million viewers and 7 million in the demo.

It didn't have the energy of the first debate. Cory Booker (N.J.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and a rematch between the two was anticipated after Harris slammed Biden for his record on busing in the most memorable moment of June's debate.

Both debates were moderated by the trio of Don Lemon, Dana Bash and Jake Tapper.

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