Last night may have been the third and final of the three presidential debates, but some people were already checked out. An estimated 59.2 million people tuned in to watch Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talk about foreign policy last night, according to ratings released by Nielsen.
Last week’s debate on domestic policy brought in 65.6 million viewers. The drop in numbers could be attributed to overall debate fatigue or the fact that the Romney/Obama match up was up against different type of sporting events–Monday Night Football on ESPN attracted 10.7 million viewers and 8.1 million people watched the Cardinals play the Giants on Fox.
Either way, we are glad that the debates are over. Reading all that live tweeting was getting exhausting.