TiVo: Battleship = Viewership, Obama Moments Dominate Debate
Barack Obama won the battle -- literally -- for TV viewers during the final televised presidential debate Monday night. Obama's "battleship moment" -- the point when he countered Mitt Romney's assertion that the U.S. Navy has fewer ships than it did in 1916 by saying, "the question is not a game of Battleship where we're counting ships" -- was the most viewed moment, according to an analysis released this afternoon by TiVo Research and Analytics.
Rounding out the top five moments across all networks were the following:
- No. 2 (9:23:43 PM ET): Moderator Bob Schieffer's question about whether President Obama had any regrets about saying it was "time to go" for Egypt's Mubarak.
- No. 3 (9:50:01 PM ET): President Obama refuting reports that the U.S. and Iran have agreed "in principle" to talks about Iran's nuclear program by stating, "Those
are reports in the newspaper, they are not true."
- No. 4 (9:20:09 PM ET): President Obama's discussion of the US's role in organizing the Friends of
- No. 5 (9:16:27 PM ET): President Obama's further comments about organizing the international community around Syria.