Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

N.M. viewers pick presidential debate over baseball.

Byline: Media Notes BARBARA CHAVEZ Of the Journal

Presidential politics drew a much bigger crowd than playoff baseball Tuesday night in New Mexico.

The overnight Nielsen ratings are in, and it appears that KOAT-TV, Channel 7, attracted the most viewers. According to Nielsen, about 83,000 viewers watched the live debate between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush on KOAT.

About 31,000 viewers watched the debate on KRQE-TV, Channel 13.

KOB-TV, Channel 4, which is an NBC affiliate, aired major league baseball playoffs instead of the live debate, and attracted 25,000 viewers. KOB aired the debate following the 10 p.m. news.

Nationally, an estimated 46. …

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