Ok so it was really only 69,989,000 but last nights Vice Presidential debate was the most watched ever.
From the the Live Feed:
Thursday’s highly anticipated face-off between Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Delaware senator Joe Biden was the most-watched vp debate of all time.
Last night’s event was seen by nearly 70 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
That’s the most-viewed debate — presidential or vp — since the second round between Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and George Bush in 1992 (and possibly the most since 1980’s famed debate between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter).
Thursday’s event was 33% higher than Friday’s top-of-the-ticket debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. It’s 61% higher than the 2004 debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards. And it ranks 23% higher than the former title-holder for the most-watched vp debate — the 1984 match between George Bush and Geraldine Ferrarro (56.7 million).
H/T: Flopping Aces.