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Ratings for the Palin Interview

NY Times:

What was not in dispute was that people were watching. An estimated 9.7 million viewers saw the first part of Mr. Gibson’s interview with Ms. Palin on “World News” Thursday night, nearly 25 percent more than watched Mr. Gibson’s program a week earlier and two million more than watched “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” as Mr. Gibson was interviewing Ms. Palin, according to Nielsen Media Research. Often the audiences are similar in size.

That’s about a quarter of the audience who watched her at the convention.