Comparing Presidential And VP Debate Television News Attention

The timeline below compares the total airtime across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News mentioning the word "debate" since the start of last month. Fox News mentioned the VP debate slightly more than the presidential debate, though it spent just a day on it at peak whereas the presidential debate went on at peak levels for four days. Overall the VP debate received almost as much or more coverage than the presidential debate showing how important to this election cycle it was viewed by the media.

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