McCain-Obama debate draws 52.4 million viewers

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The nationally televised debate last week between presidential contenders John McCain (R-AZ) and Barack Obama (D-IL) drew 52.4 million US viewers -- just shy of the 52.7 million viewers who tuned in last Wednesday to see President George W. Bush's prime-time address urging swift congressional action on the financial crisis. The debate was shown on 11 broadcast and cable networks.


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