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Wednesday October 8, 2008 8:55 pm

Tuesday Ratings: Larger Audience for Second Debate

While it didn’t draw Palin/Biden-sized numbers, last night’s Presidential debate did improve over the first. In total, approximately 63.2 million watched the town hall event. That’s up 21% from Debate #1 (which drew 52.4 million). Of all the networks, ABC attracted the most viewers for its political coverage.

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The Hollywood Reporter


  • ‘s political coverage pulled in 13.2 million.
  • Nearly 11 million caught Obama and McCain on .
  • had 9.4 million watching the debate on its network.
  • About 5.3 million watched the town hall meeting on .
  • (2.3 million, 1.1/3) added on 400,000.


  • ‘s post-debate analysis kept 9.9 million glued.
  • Approximately 8.4 million watched dissect the events.
  • had 8 million talking.

*denotes repeat

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



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