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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:59 PM

Second Presidential debate delivered massive ratings ~ Mediabistro

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/

The second Presidential debate between Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney delivered massive ratings last night.

As it did for the first two debates, Fox News led the way among the cable news channels garnering 11.1 million viewers, on par with its most-watched telecast ever, the Sarah Palin-Joe Biden debate in 2008. CNNís Candy Crowley was the moderator of the debate, but it did not appear to give a significant ratings boost to the channel. It was the only cabler to lose viewers compared to the first Presidential debate, and was down significantly from the second Presidential debate in 2008. MSNBC was third in cable news, but was able to improve its viewership compared to both 2008 and the first debate two weeks ago.

Among the broadcasters, preliminarily ABC and NBC are up compared to the first debate, with CBS down. The numbers will adjust when finals are released.


Sadly less people tuned into MSNBC, - more tuned into Fox and CNN. But, good news overall.

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mzmolly Oct 2012 OP
Dawson Leery Oct 2012 #1
Fla Dem Oct 2012 #2
OhZone Oct 2012 #3
mzmolly Oct 2012 #10
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Oct 2012 #5
Blue Idaho Oct 2012 #7
mzmolly Oct 2012 #9
Whisp Oct 2012 #6
Lex Oct 2012 #14
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #17
Cha Oct 2012 #19
cthulu2016 Oct 2012 #8
Bandit Oct 2012 #11
mzmolly Oct 2012 #12
Mr Dixon Oct 2012 #13
Liberal_Stalwart71 Oct 2012 #15
truebrit71 Oct 2012 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Oct 2012 #21
Indykatie Oct 2012 #18
Cha Oct 2012 #20
mzmolly Oct 2012 #22
Cha Oct 2012 #23

Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:02 PM

1. Right wing morons got to see Romney lose.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:04 PM

2. I have to admit about half way through I switched to CNN. I really like their focus group meter.n/t

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:05 PM

3. Uh-huh!

"Sadly less people tuned into MSNBC"

Maybe because they disappointed their fans with their pro-horserace bullshit.

Oh well.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:27 PM

10. I'm sure that's

it. I don't watch MSNBC to see the President get beat up on, that's for sure.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:07 PM

4. Guess people didn't want to see

 

Tweety and Ed cry like last time.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:14 PM

5. That is why I switched. Got tired of Tweety yelling at me. Ended up at cspan.

 

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:17 PM

7. Ditto

M$NBC made a real dog's dinner out of the last debate - so I switched for this debate.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:26 PM

9. I bet you're right. Though neither cried

last night.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:16 PM

6. I think a lot of folks, like me, are pissed off at how Tweety and Ed and others acted after the last

 

pres debate where they started shitting their pants and calling Obama disrespectful names.

fuck 'em. Hope their ratings hit the bottom of tweety's paper lining in his cage.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:40 PM

14. Yes that was embarrassing. nt

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Response to Whisp (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:14 PM

17. +1000. nt.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:51 PM

19. It'd be great, Whisp, if msnbc got the message. nm

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:19 PM

8. Important and excellent news

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:35 PM

11. I liked Current and switched between MSNBC and Current

Everytime Mathews came on I switched and then when a commercial came on I switched back. I am finding I watch more Current Political shows than anywhere else now.. MSNBC is now coming in second for me..

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Response to Bandit (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:36 PM

12. Current

is a good option. I tuned in a bit last night as well.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:40 PM

13. IMO

Current is far better

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:09 PM

15. I think MSNBC really hurt themselves after Debate #1. I didn't even watch.

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:12 PM

16. Funny I switched to MSNBC precisely because of all of the rightwing cock-gobbling going on..

 

..at CNN after the last one...

I'll take Rachel, Chris and the Rev (and yes, even the bald republican prick) over ANY other network every single day, and twice on Sundays...

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:12 PM

21. I know, but there hasn't been that much difference in tone. I can't watch any of it.

 

I'll take Rev. Al and Larry O. The others...not so much.

In fact, I don't watch any of the major cable outlets much anymore. C-SPAN is where it's at!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:48 PM

18. This is Great News, Some Expected Much Fewer Viewers to Tune In

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:02 PM

20. Thanks for this report, mzmolly..

So cnn got less viewers than last time and msnbc got more this time but not as much as cnn.

Am I just missing the total of Viewers for the debate...that's what I was curious about. Thanks!

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:05 PM

22. I too wondered what the totals were.

I guess it was nearly identical to the total in the first debate. About 67 million.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:27 PM

23. I just got back and in the mean time I

found this out..

Source: TPM

65.6 Million Watched Second Debate, Slightly Less Than First


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=269892

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