From the Live Feed: Last night's event was seen by nearly 70 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.No wonder Joe was a litte emotional:
That's the most-viewed debate -- presidential or vp -- since the second round between Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and George Bush in 1992 (which drew an audience of 69.9 million).
Thursday's event was 33% higher than Friday's top-of-the-ticket debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. It's 61% higher than the 2004 debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards. And it ranks 23% higher than the former title-holder for the most-watched vp debate -- the 1984 match between George Bush and Geraldine Ferrarro (56.7 million).