The final presidential debate Monday drew a TV audience of 59.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media.
That's down from the 67.2 million and 65.6 million for the first and second debates, respectively. But it still shows huge interest -- particularly when you consider that the debate was up against a game seven in the National League Championship series and "Monday Night Football," which together drew more than 18 million viewers.
Mentions in social media were down as well -- to about 8 million, according to Bluefin Labs. In the second debate, the number was 12.24 million for mentions in social media. A drop of one-third is big.
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