NEW YORK – CNBC is asking advertisers to pay a cool $250,000 to get their 30-second spot on the third Republican presidential debate, The Post has learned.
The debate, headlined “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate,” is set to take place on Oct. 28 and will air on the business news cable network.
CNBC’s asking price is 25 percent higher than the $200,000 per 30-second spot that CNN fetched during the second debate — and significantly more than the typical $50,000 that CNBC charges for its sometimes schlocky commercials for personal grooming products or gold buying services.
The CNN debate on Sept. 17 drew 23.1 million viewers, making it the most watched program in its history. The first Republican debate on Fox on Aug. 6 attracted 24 million viewers.
It is not known what Fox charged for a 30-second spot.
CNBC, expecting a ratings blockbuster, is looking to price its spots accordingly.
The network confirmed its moderator lineup on Wednesday, naming Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and its chief Washington correspondent, John Harwood, to fill the roles.
The event is being held at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
The candidates will be expected to answer questions on the economy, jobs growth and entrepreneurship, according to the network. (READ MORE)