Election debate seen by 50,000 online – Broadcast
Online viewing figures for first (main) party leaders election debate:
"Nearly 50,000 people watched a live stream of the debate on itv.com, while a further 200,000 users expressed their views on the showdown in the commercial broadcaster’s biggest ever online chat. The web page hosting the stream received over 600,000 hits in total.
The UK’s first television election debate peaked with 10.3m viewers (40% share) – with ITV1 holding on to an audience of more than 9m for almost all of its 90-minute running time from 8.30pm.
The First Election Debate between Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron averaged 9.5m (37.3%), according to overnight figures from Attentional.
It was well ahead of the slot average of 5.5 million (22%)."