Ratings: VP Debate a Big Draw Thursday
The sole debate between vice presidential nominees Joe Biden and
NBC held sway among younger viewers, leading the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.7 rating. CBS, 3.5, and ABC, 3.3, weren't far behind. FOX averaged 1.6 and The CW 1.5.
"Survivor: Gabon" put CBS on top at 8 p.m. with a 7.7/12. ABC's
The debate took over the airwaves at 9 p.m. ABC had the biggest total audience with a 7.6/11, but NBC, 7.2/10, led the hour among adults 18-49. CBS was competitive at 7.0/10. FOX's debate coverage was a distant fourth, while The CW got a 2.4/3 from "Supernatural."
ABC held its overall lead at 10 p.m. as the conclusion of the debate and the follow-up analysis scored a 6.7/10. NBC averaged 6.2/10 for the hour and CBS 5.8/9. FOX's numbers for the hour weren't available.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.