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The VP debate is set for today as Biden vs Ryan is played out on television.

The last time VP candidates debated, it was Senator Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin. The ratings reached an average of 69.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched V.P. debate in television history.

The previous ratings record was set in 1984 when 56.7 million watched the debate between George H.W. Bush and Geraldine Ferraro.

The most recent the vice-presidential candidates easily beat the contenders at the top of the ticket. Last week’s debate between Barack Obama and John McCain reached 52.4 million viewers.

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/10/10/us/politics/100000001828358/vi...

For the very latest, stay tuned for tonight and check those overnight Nielsen TV ratings!