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Friday October 3, 2008 9:53 pm

Thursday Ratings: VP Debate Sets Record

In addition to being last night’s big ticket, yesterday’s meeting between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden was the most-watched VP debate in history. But when divvied up over 11 different outlets, the event technically came behind Survivor in the ratings. For that reason, CBS was a winner with the viewers while NBC was on top with the demos.

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The Hollywood Reporter


  • ‘s debate hour drew in 13.1 million.
  • Approximately 12.8 million watched Palin and Biden on .
  • ’ analysis raked in 11.1 million.
  • ‘s coverage roped in 4.5 million.
  • (3.6 million, 1.4/3) improved by 300,000.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Thursday’s ratings here.)



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