Deborah D. McAdams /
65.6 Million Viewers Watched the Second Presidential Debate
Up from No. 2 in 2008
NEW YORK: Nielsen says around 65.6 million people
tuned in to watch the second debate between incumbent President Barack Obama
and Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
presidential debate, and third overall, in this political season’s debate
quartet, netted 2.4 million more viewers than the second presidential debate
between then Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain in 2008. Viewership was
down from the first Obama-Romney debate, which netted 67.1 million viewers on
Both of the 2012
debates were carried on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, PBS, CNN, Fox
News Channel, MSNBC, CurrentTV and CNBC.