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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:36 PM

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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Reply Nielsen: 67.2 million people watched first Obama-Romney debate (Original post)
jsr Oct 2012 OP
ZM90 Oct 2012 #1
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #2
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #4
PatrynXX Oct 2012 #6
mucifer Oct 2012 #3
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2012 #5
Sherman A1 Oct 2012 #7

Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:42 PM

1. 67.2 million people saw what a asshole Mitt Romney is.

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Response to ZM90 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. +1

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Response to ZM90 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:51 PM

4. I hope they see it that way. Undecided voters are strange.

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Response to ZM90 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:35 PM

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...)

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:49 PM

3. Oy Vey!

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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:55 PM

5. To my mind it is a Rorschach test

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:28 AM

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.

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