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Football Free Final Debate Doubles Ratings

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Local ratings for the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were almost double those of the previous debate, due to the absence of competition from Green Bay Packers football.

Of course controversies surrounding both candidate could have also added to interest in the debate.

The cumulative rating for all four network affiliates was a 23 rating, or about 206,000 television homes.

WMVS-TV, FOX and MSNBC additionally earned a cumulative 10.8 rating, or the equivalent of 96,700 TV homes. That brings the total local audience for the debate to 302,700 TV homes.

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Local Republican debate ratings, news coverage

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The Republican candidates were not the only ones on display during Tuesday night’s presidential campaign debate on Fox Business Channel.

Milwaukee was also being showcased.

“All the national networks have their operations here,” said WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reporter anchor Charles Benson during the 5 p.m. newscast.

There were Paul Ryan sightings and interviews, and RNC chairman Reince Priebus “was all over the place,” said WITI-TV (Channel 6) political reporter Theo Keith, who earlier talked to Ben Carson earlier in the “spin room.”

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