Analyzing Republican Debate Viewership

Despite the onslaught of debates, ratings are up over 240% since this years debates were first carried on a rated station back in June.  As of this time 2007, the Reep primary debates were garnering about 3 million viewers a year, which is the floor for this cycle (also note that early spring 2007 reep debates were in the 1.5 M neighborhood).

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