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Another Massive Showing for the Presidential Debate

Results Estimated for All Broadcast Nets Due to the Live Nature of the Programming

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Sunday, October 9 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Keep in mind, of course, that results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 14.24 million, NBC: 12.81, ABC: 7.29, Fox: 3.77

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 4.4 rating/13 share, CBS: 3.6/11, ABC: 2.0/ 6, Fox: 1.5/ 4

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7:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 5.95 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Football overrun
Viewers: 18.87 (#1) million (#2), A18-49: 5.7/20 (#1)

NBC – Football Night in America, part one
Viewers: 5.48 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 4.33 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

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7:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 6.32 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 14.84 (#1) million (#2), A18-49: 4.1/13 (#1)

NBC – Football Night in America, part one
Viewers: 8.47 million (#2), A18-49: 2.9/10 (#2)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 2.92 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 4.54 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 12.95 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 8 (#2)

NBC – Football Night in America, part three
Viewers: 13.53 million (#1), A18-49: 4.8/15 (#1)

Fox – The Simpsons
Viewers: 3.39 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 4.59 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 11.90 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Football Night in America, part one
Viewers: 19.11 million (#1), A18-49: 6.6/19 (#1)

Fox – Son of Zorn (R)
Viewers: 2.37 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 9.42 million (#3), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#3)

CBS – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 14.92 million (#2), A18-49: 3.6/10 (#2)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (New York Giants at Green Bay Packers)
Viewers: 15.18 million (#1), A18-49: 05.2/14 (#1)

Fox – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 4.55 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#4)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 10.23 million (#3), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#3)

CBS – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 15.16 million (#1), A18-49: 3.9/10 (#2)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (New York Giants at Green Bay Packers)
Viewers: 14.30 million (#2), A18-49: 4.9/13 (#1)

Fox – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 5.05 million (#4), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#4)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 9.89 million (#3), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#3)

CBS – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 14.52 million (#1), A18-49: 3.8/10 (#2)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (New York Giants at Green Bay Packers)
Viewers: 12.46 million (#2), A18-49: 4.4/11 (#1)

Fox – Second Presidential debate
Viewers: 5.55 million (#4), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#4)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Second Presidential debate/analysis
Viewers: 7.40 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Second Presidential debate/analysis
Viewers: 10.74 million (#2), A18-49: 2.8/ 8 (#2)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (New York Giants at Green Bay Packers)
Viewers: 13.97 million (#1), A18-49: 5.0/14 (#1)

Fox – Second Presidential debate/analysis
Viewers: 3.84 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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