Forget about who won the vice presidential debate. The interesting news is that not only did the Sarah Palin and Joe Biden VP debate have 42% higher ratings than the Obama & McCain presidential debate, it is reportedly the highest-rated VP debate in TV history.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the Sarah Palin and Joe Biden VP debate had a 45.0 overnight meter-market household rating. That is over 60% more than the 2004 VP debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards.
The Palin Biden debate is also the highest rated debate (for VP or P) since 1992 with Bill Clinton and George Bush.
This is hardly surprising, as Sarah Palin has breathed new life into the dying Saturday Night Life. Thanks to the Tina Fey as Sarah Palin SNL skits, the show is having record ratings.
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Sarah Palin & Joe Biden is Most Watched Ever
- By: AymanOct 3, 2008