Washington, Oct. 13: An estimated 51.4 million people watched the vice-presidential debate between United States Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan.
According to Nielsen, the company that measures television audiences, the number of people who tuned in to watch the evening showdown between the two rivals was somehow less than what it was when Sarah Palin debated Biden four years ago.
Nielsen’s figures revealed that around 70 million people watched Palin debate Biden, and it had more viewers than even any presidential contest dating back to 1992, CBS News reports.
However, excluding 2008, the Biden-Ryan debate had a larger audience than any other vice presidential debate since George Bush was matched up with Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, Nielsen said.
Last week, an estimated 67 million TV viewers saw President Barack Obama in his first debate against Mitt Romney in Denver, the report said. (ANI)