Monday's presidential candidates debate was most-watched ever
Posted: 11:21 AM, Sep 27, 2016
Scripps National Desk
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<p>Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (</p>
In sixty years of televised presidential debates, Monday's was the most-watched.
Nearly 81 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off on television. Millions more watched it online, according to CNN
YouTube streams registered more than 2.5 million people streaming the debate, which took place at Hofstra University in New York.
For the television broadcast, viewership never dropped off during the hour-and-a-half show, CNN reports.
The largest watched before this was in 1980 when 81 million watched Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan debate each other.
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