The next Republican presidential debate is set. It will happen on Jan. 28 at Iowa Events Center, before the Iowa caucuses come close. The two-hour debate will be sponsored by Fox News. Now, we will you give you the latest updates about the upcoming event.
The Jan. 28 debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST on Fox News Channel. The event will also be broadcasted live on the network's radio station, mobile and website. Media experts said it is important that Fox will broadcast the event in different channels to cater wider number of audiences.
The criteria for candidates to qualify are not yet announced by Fox news. It is expected to come out in the next few days. The upcoming debate will be crucial for Republican candidates, as it will be their last meeting before the nomination in Iowa is decided.
After the Fox-Business-sponsored debate last Thursday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina are kicked out for the primary debate stage. Expect that in the next few days, candidates will go head-to-head to win the support of Republican voters.
The primetime lineup for the Fox Business Network debate was Texas Sen.Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Businessman Donald Trump, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasichr and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The second-tier debate featured Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick.
The Thursday's Republican debate attracted more than 11 million TV viewers, CNN reported. "Thursday's debate beat every other show on TV except for 'The Big Bang Theory.' Directly up against the debate at 9 p.m., the Fox broadcast network's reality show 'American Idol' averaged 8.65 million viewers."
Fox Business Network added that another 1.1 million viewers watched through online streaming.
When the debate was ended, the two main topics that commentators and bloggers talked about were Ted Cruz and Donald Trump's discussion over New York values as well as the ongoing controversy over Ted Cruz's citizenship.
On other hand, the next Democratic debate will be on Sunday. Democratic contenders Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley will square off in another round of discussions at Charleston, S.C.