DESPITE EXPECTATIONS, DEBATE WAS BOX OFFICE BUST
SOMETHING funny happened at the debates last Friday - no one watched, relatively speaking.
It has been expected that the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain would shatter ratings records.
The presidential campaign has been an unadulterated TV hit all year - stretching all the way back the first primary debates.
But the numbers turned out to be a little below average - it did not even make the top 10 list of presidential debates-surprising both the campaign and TV people alike.
As for Thursday night's vice-presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden - which is shaping up as a potential blockbuster - network officials yesterday were suddenly refusing to make predictions.
"We all thought Friday was going to be a record breaker," says one TV news executive. "It wasn't, so the best I can d
|Liveleak on Facebook|