More than 65.6 million people were watching, according to Nielsen, which is only a bit less than the viewership for the first debate. (Typically, second and third debates do not draw as many viewers.) NBC had the largest share of the audience, followed by ABC and the Fox News Channel. Nearly half of those watching were over 55, while only 11.2 million were 18 to 34. Given the combative nature of last night's session, it wouldn't be surprising to see big numbers for the third and final debate, which will be Monday night. (LAT)
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