Nielsen: 21.7% Watched Obama Infomercial

Barack Obama's infomercial last night was seen by 21.7 percent of households in the top local television markets, Nielsen reports.

The three presidential debates, by point of comparison, were watched by (in order from first to last) 34.7 percent, 42.0 percent, and 38.3 percent of households in these markets.

Nielsen also notes that Ross Perot's 1996 Election Day telecast, the last similar political program, was watched by 16.8 percent of households.

The infomercial ran live on CBS, NBC, FOX and other networks.