TiVo: Obama’s “Battleship” Comment is Most Watched Debate Moment

President Obama’s putdown of Mitt Romney — that sizing up the U.S. Navy is “not a game of Battleship” — was the most watched moment of the final presidential debate.

Viewership totals have not been released, but TiVo’s said that moment ranked at the top of its own research. The other top moments were Bob Schieffer’s question to Obama about whether he had any regrets about saying it was time for Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak “to go”; Obama refuting reports that the U.S. has an agreement “in principle” for talks with Iran; Obama talking about the U.S. role in organizing the Friends of Syria; and Obama’s further comments about organizing the international community around Syria.

Fox News was the top rated cable news channel covering the debate, with 11.5 million viewers, followed by CNN with 5.8 million and MSNBC with 4.1 million.

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