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Thursday October 16, 2008 9:21 pm

Wednesday Ratings: Third Debate Comes in Second

Despite better reviews for last night’s debate, Obama and McCain’s final meetup drew a smaller audience than Round 2. (The presidential event took in 56.5 million; last Tuesday’s gathering hit 63.2 million.) Unfortunately for CBS, yesterday’s political special meant a loss to NBC in both the viewers and the demos.

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Variety

9pm

  • Approximately 11.3 million watched the debate on .
  • had 10.6 million watching their coverage.
  • saw 9.2 million tune in.
  • * dug up 1.7 million.

10pm

  • ‘s analysis drew in 9.1 million.
  • post-debate chatter attracted 8.9 million.
  • ’ roundup had 7.2 million talking.

*denotes repeat

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

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