62.7 Million People Watched First Presidential Debate

An estimated 62.7 million people watched the first presidential debate on Wednesday night between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, according to Nielsen.

The amount of people who watched grew by 28 percent compared to the first presidential debate in 2008.

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