The first vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine had about half the audience that the first presidential debate did.
As the two running mates went head to head at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday night, the “Big Four” networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — averaged a 13.2 rating among households, the Hollywood Reporter noted.
That is roughly half of the 31.2 rating that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton received last week.
The numbers came nowhere close to the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, which set record highs in 2008 with 70 million viewers.
Many people on Twitter decided Pence won the debate after Kaine repeatedly interrupted (72 times) him throughout the 90 minutes they were on stage.
Source: The Daily Caller