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Thursday April 17, 2008 6:07 pm

Wednesday Ratings: Presidential Debate Draws Interest

Even though it was the umpteenth time Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had faced off, ABC’s debate actually did quite well…especially on an American Idol night.

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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

  • Yesterday’s 2008 presidential (10.7 million, 2.7/7 in 18-49) was the season’s most-watched.
  • (9.7 million, 2.6/8) and Big Brother (6.1 million, 2.3/7) were both up 100,00 from last week.
  • (2.0/7) had 5.8 million laughing; (7 million, 2.4/7) did even better.
  • About 3.7 million saw Stacy-Ann sent home on (1.8/6).

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  • (13.4 million, 3.7/10 in 18-49) more than doubled its nearest competitor.
  • * (6.2 million, 1.8/5) was on par with last week.
  • (6.1 million, 1.6/4) almost came in second.

*denotes repeat

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

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