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NYT: 70 Million People Watched Last Night’s Debate
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The consensus is in. Nine out of 10 talking heads in your TV agree that Mitt Romney won last night’s debate, hands down. The question is: Was anybody paying attention? Well… yes, the New York Times reports:

The first of three presidential debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney reached more than 70 million viewers on Wednesday night.

Nielsen, a television measurement company, said 67.2 million viewers watched on television at home — the highest number for a first debate since 1980. That year, 80.6 million watched the only debate between President Jimmy Carter and the Republican presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan.

Also of note:

TiVo, which tracks the rewinding behavior of digital video recorder owners, found that the most-rewound moment of the debate came at 9:27, when Mr. Romney mentioned his plan to cut funding from PBS (and gave Big Bird a shout-out).

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