Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:36 PM
jsr (7,712 posts)
Nielsen: 67.2 million people watched first Obama-Romney debate
Source: Los Angeles Times
A huge audience -- an estimated 67.2 million people -- watched the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday, according to ratings firm Nielsen.
The crowd levels represent a 28% increase over viewership for the first debate four years ago between then-Sen. Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). That debate, in September 2008, garnered an audience of 52.4 million viewers.
Wednesday night's event was carried live from the University of Denver in Colorado across nearly a dozen channels. Romney was credited for a strong performance during the forum, moderated by Jim Lehrer, host of "NewsHour" on PBS.
Four television networks -- ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News Channel -- each attracted more than 10 million viewers to their telecasts.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-nielsen-67-million-people-watch-first-obama-romney-debate-20121004,0,7322457.story
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|Sherman A1||Oct 2012||#7|
Response to ZM90 (Reply #1)
Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:35 PM
PatrynXX (3,328 posts)
6. oh and if the kids were watching.....
those parents better not be killing big bird.. ouch. (won the night my fucking ass. actually Big Bird won the night...)
Response to jsr (Original post)
Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:28 AM
Sherman A1 (13,059 posts)
7. I expect the next debates to bring in lower numbers
It will be interesting to see how they fair in comparison to the first & the previous election cycle.