Fox News to Co-Sponsor Iowa, S.C. Debates
Fox News will co-sponsor two additional Republican presidential debates, one in Iowa and another in South Carolina, the network announced on Thursday.
Fox will host an Iowa debate on December 15 in conjunction with the Iowa Republican Party. The network will carry the debate -- its second for the cycle -- live at 9 p.m. EST from the Sioux City Convention Center. It follows a December 10 ABC News debate in Des Moines.
Fox News will host its third debate of the cycle at 9 p.m. EST on January 16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., also in cooperation with the state Republican Party. It will be the second of three debates that week, following the Des Moines Register's debate in Johnston, Iowa, on January 12. On the 19th, CNN will host the Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate in Charleston, S.C.
Both Fox News debates will be moderated by Special Report host Bret Baier and will be streamed live on YouTube, according to the network.
Fox's September 22 debate in Orlando, Fla., during the Presidency 5 convention, remains the top-rated debate this cycle and averaged 6.1 million viewers.