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Statistically Speaking

Estimated number of viewers who watched the first Presidential debate on September 30: 62.5 million
Estimated number of viewers who watched the Vice-Presidential debate on October 5: 43.6 million
Estimated number of viewers who watched the first televised Presidential debate in 1960: 66 million
Estimated number of viewers who watched the first Presidential debate in 2000: 46.6 million
Estimated amount of money lost by major networks per commercial-free debate: $40?50 million

Sources: www.pbs.org, www.cnn.com, www.aolsvc.news.aol.com