Some early television ratings  are coming in from last night's debate between Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Joe Biden.
The early numbers seem to indicate that the viewership for last night may have actually blown the ratings for the McCain-Obama debate right out of the water.
In the very preliminary ratings returns, Thursday's debate between Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Delaware senator Joe Biden is looking like strong performer.
The four broadcast networks airing last night's debate totaled a 28.1 overnight meter-market household rating.
That's 33% higher than last week's morning-after returns for Friday's presidential debate, which scored a collective 21.4 rating among the major networks.
Of course, consistently, Thursday night has the largest television viewership of the week, which could go to explaining some of the increased interest in the debate. Certainly, a huge number of Americans could hardly contain their enthusiasm, awaiting the chance to view the very rare political debate that features the Senior Senator from Delaware, Joe Biden. And, yeah, sure there was likely sooooooommme interest in that Governor from Alaska, Sarah Palin.
In all seriousness, based on Governor Palin's stellar performance Thursday evening, the greater these numbers seem to be coming in, the BETTER for the Republican Ticket.