It’s official—last week’s vice presidential debate between Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin was the most watched vp debate in history. Nielsen reports that an estimated 69.9 million viewers tuned in to watch their one-and-only showdown. (These numbers exclude C-SPAN and PBS.) The previous record holder was the 1984 debate between Rep. Geraldine Ferraro and then-vice president George H.W. Bush with 56.7 million viewers.
Here’s the full video of the debate, courtesy of C-SPAN.
Here is Saturday Night Live’s interpretation of the above, complete with a Florida mention.