Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of Oct. 3: Debates Stay on a Roll

The second presidential debate Sunday night and the vice presidential debate last Tuesday night dominated the rest of the television series and specials for the week of Oct. 3, according to the Nielsen Social Content Ratings.

The second presidential debate Sunday night and the vice presidential debate last Tuesday night dominated the rest of the television series and specials for the week of Oct. 3, according to the Nielsen Social Content Ratings.

The second meeting between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton resulted in 61.671 million total interactions on Facebook and Twitter, and the only meeting between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine finished a distant second, at 16.384 million interactions, still well ahead of No. 3 on the list, the 2016 Hip Hop Awards on BET, at 2.443 million.

The National Football League continued its strong performance with seven of the top 10 sports events in terms of Facebook and Twitter interactions, led by the Dallas Cowboys’ thrashing of the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, at 6.701 million interactions.

The start of the Major League Baseball postseason propelled three playoff games into the top 10: the National League Wild Card game between the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, at No. 2 with 3.744 million interactions; game one of the National League Divisional Series between the Giants and Chicago Cubs, which placed third with 3.15 million interactions; and game two of that series, at No. 7 with 1.251 million interactions.

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