TV Ratings Report: First Presidential Debate Huge

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The First Presidential Debate delivered a ratings bonanza for the four broadcast networks it aired on. A combined 45.3 million viewers watched across the four networks.

CBS: The Big Bang Theory (14.1 million/3.5 rating) and Kevin Can Wait (10.9 million/2.7 rating) were in line with last week's premieres. The  Presidential Debate (11 million/2.8 rating) and Debate Analysis (7.9 million/2.0 rating) turned in solid ratings. 

Presidential Debate

NBC: The Voice (12.1 million/3.3 rating) picked up some steam. The Presidential Debate (16.6 million/5.4 rating) and Debate Analysis (12.5 million/3.9 rating) closed out the evening for NBC. 

ABC: Dancing With the Stars (10.7 million/1.8 rating) revered its downward trend.The Presidential Debate (12.5 million/3.1 rating) and Debate Analysis (9.1 million/2.3 rating) closed out the night. 

Fox: Gotham (3.7 million/1.2 rating) was even with last week's season premiere. The Presidential Debate (5.3 million/1.8 rating) closed the night for Fox. 

The CW: Supergirl (1 million/0.3 rating) continued to encore Season 1. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.