Candidates' Compliments Were TiVo Top Debate Moments

Clinton-Trump II ended on engaging exchange
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TiVo said its subscribers interacted most with the closing moments of Sunday night's presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Asked to share one trait he or she thought was positive about the other, Trump said Clinton "doesn't quit" and Clinton said she respected Trump's children. (The first debate's top TiVo moment, in a similar vein, was when Trump said he would support Clinton if she wins.) Questioner Ken Bone, a Clinton one-word answer and Trump's pacing also made the top five list.

No. 5, at 9:55 p.m.: Donald Trump pacing throughout the stage, in and out of frame.

No. 4, at 10:22 p.m.: Anderson Cooper asks:Secretary Clinton, does Mr. Trump have the discipline to be a good leader? Clinton responds: No.

No. 3, at 10:29 p.m.: (Camera on Kenneth BoneAnderson Cooper: We have one more question from Ken Bone about energy policy. Ken?

No. 2, at 10:34 p.m.: HillaryClinton: I respect his children (referring to Donald Trump’s children)

No. 1, at 10:36 p.m.: Donald Trump: I will say this about Hillary. She doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is. She’s a fighter.

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MethodologyTiVo's presidential debate analysis was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 anonymous households out of a daily sample of 350,000 subscribers to the TiVo service. TiVo gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo audience watching in "play" speed. The most engaging moments are determined by looking for program content with the biggest bump in viewership relative to the surrounding 15 minutes of programming, offering a true reflection of change in viewership.