Monday Night’s Debate Had The Fewest Viewers Of All 2012 Presidential Debates
Last night’s foreign policy debate drew in a fairly event number of viewers, but it was nowhere near what the previous three debates had garnered:
59.2 million people watched the final presidential debate, the lowest turnout for a presidential debate this cycle, according to Nielsen.
Last night’s foreign policy debate in Boca Raton, Fla., was carried across 11 networks, as Fox News instead ran Game 7 of the MLB NLCS playoffs, which drew 8.1 million viewers. Monday Night Football also drew 10.7 million viewers to ESPN.
The 59.2 million reflects total audiences for ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, PBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, CurrentTV and CNBC between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET, and for Telemundo, which aired the debate on tape delay.