03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Democratic Debate Sets Record For MSNBC

The Ohio debate last night between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama drew 7.8 million viewers, MSNBC reports -- a record for the network.

The cable news network's coverage of the debate ran "second only'' to American Idol in its time slot. Not since the start of the Iraq war -- a subject which played a role in the debate -- have so many tuned in to MSNBC.

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