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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

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