CNN Is Making a Debate Lineup Draw a Primetime Event: Will Anyone Watch?

Viewer interest in the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is massive — a combined audience of more than 33 million viewers tuned into last month's kick-off debates on the NBC networks.

With campaign mania in full swing, CNN is trying an experiment on Thursday night, making the normally behind-the-scenes process of selecting the candidate lineup into a live event worthy of regular promotion. Described in on-screen graphics as "The Draw," the event will take place during the 8 p.m. hour hosted by Anderson Cooper.

CNN did not explain the decision to host the draw live and has ...
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