NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOX News Channel (FNC) announced that the network will host its third Republican presidential primary debate on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from Detroit, Michigan. The two-hour debate will be presented live at 9PM/ET on FNC, as well as the network’s additional platforms, including FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and FOXNews.com.
The debate will take place at a pivotal point in the 2016 election cycle, hosted two days after Super Tuesday and ahead of key primary votes in Michigan on March 8th and Florida and Ohio on March 15th. Special Report anchor Bret Baier, The Kelly File anchor Megyn Kelly and FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace will return as moderators, and the debate criteria for candidate entry will be announced closer to the date.
FNC’s previous Republican primary debates delivered the two highest-rated telecasts in the network’s history. The August 6th debate delivered a record-breaking 24 million viewers and remains the highest-rated non-sports cable broadcast of all time.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.