Posted by: Lipstick Piggy | October 8, 2008

Neilsen’s Ratings Second Presidential Debate — Top since 1992

Subject: FW: Nielsen:

63.2 million people watch second McCain/Obama debate, most since 1992

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Nielsen just released the ratings for the second McCain/Obama debate.  The key highlights:

  • 63.2 million people watched the debate, up almost 11 million viewers from the first Presidential debate last Friday (which was seen by 52.4 million people.)
  • This is almost 17 million more viewers than the second presidential debate in 2004 (which was seen by 46.7 million).
  • This ranks as the 10th most-viewed Presidential debate and is the highest since 1992.
  • Unlike the first McCain/Obama debate, white viewers watched at a higher rating (23.5) than African Americans (21.3).
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