Eight Million Fewer Voters Watch Debate No. 3 vs. No. 1
An estimated 59.2 million people tuned in to watch the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Monday, Oct. 22.
The debate was up against two sporting events—Monday Night Football on ESPN, which had 10.7 million people (P2+) tuning in and Game 7 of the MLB NLCS on Fox, which had 8.1 million people watching.