Online, it looks from our provisional figures as though we had around 3.2m UK unique users visiting the BBC News website yesterday and just under 3m internationally. The live coverage page on the build-up and the debate itself received around 850,000 UK pageviews and the live stream had over 350,000 plays – more than either of the previous two debates.
For the first time, we ran the live stream directly on the BBC News Facebook page, from where it could be shared, and it was also on their Democracy UK page.
We made it available to other sites too – including several UK newspaper sites, Yahoo, Fox News and the New York Times. Following the debate there's an on-demand version also available to embed. On our own site, we're currently linking on the front page to a searchable video and transcript of the debate.
Alongside the video last night, we provided rapid updates via Twitter and our live page from BBC correspondents because we see them as a valuable extra element.
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