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70 Million Watch Palin-Biden Debate

5:51 PM, Oct 3, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Nielsen reports:

* 69.9 million people watched the debate, tying it for second place among all Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. (The second Bush/Clinton/Perot debate of 1992 also have 69.9 million. The all-time debate leader is the Carter/Reagan debate of 1980.)

* This is 17.5 million viewers more than the McCain/Obama debate last Friday.

* More women (35.7 million) watched the debate than men (30.4 million)