CNN all but guaranteed that there debate would be rated higher than the GOP staged by Fox News.
And while CNN's debate pulled in some very good numbers it appears that it will not top Fox like they said it would.
FNC's GOP debate pulled a 16 rating in the preliminary ratings. As the full ratings came in, that number went up.
So far in the preliminary numbers for CNN's debate, the network pulled at 14.7. It's a big number and CNN will spin it as the biggest rating in their history, but in reality, they have to be let down that it didn't top FNC's debate.
But there was still some good news for CNN from last night: