Reports: About 51 Million People Watched the VP Debate
The Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine was watched by an estimated 51 million people, Reuters reported this morning.
It’s in line with the audience that tuned in four years ago and far from a record total.
The Hollywood Reporter, citing preliminary Nielsen and network data from the four main U.S. broadcasters, said the debate scored a 13.2 household rating. That would translate into a total TV audience of around 51 million – about the same figure for the 2012 vice presidential encounter – when the numbers from cable and other channels are included later in the day. – READ MORE