FOX News Channel (FNC) announced that the network will host its fourth Republican presidential primary debate on Monday, March 21st from Salt Lake City, Utah. The two-hour debate will be presented live from the Salt Palace Convention Center at 9PM/ET on FNC, as well as the network’s additional platforms, including FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and FOXNews.com.
Following the pivotal March 15th Republican primaries, Special Report anchor Bret Baier, The Kelly File anchor Megyn Kelly and FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace will return as moderators before voters go to the polls in Arizona and Utah on March 22nd. All remaining candidates in the primary race will be invited to participate in the debate.
Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate, is expected to attend the debate on Fox. He skipped the second Fox debate in January following a disagreement with the network and its moderator Megyn Kelly.
FNC’s three previous primary debates delivered the three 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. Additionally, the network’s most recent debate on March 3rd in Detroit delivered the highest ratings for a debate in 2016.