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UK Politics

Four million watch second leaders' television debate

More than four million viewers tuned in to watch the second leaders' debate last night on various TV channels, figures showed today.

Sky News hosted the second televised stand-off between the three party leaders - Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg - on the subject of international affairs.

The debate was also shown on BBC television.

More than 2.1 million viewers watched the debate on Sky News, hosted by Adam Boulton.

Well over a million people also watched the clash on the BBC News Channel and more than half a million tuned in on Sky3.

Some 310,000 saw BBC2's repeat of the debate late last night.

Last week's debate on ITV attracted an average of 9.4 million people.

But using a breakdown of five-minute segments of the programme, hosted by Alastair Stewart, the peak audience was found to have reached 10.3 million at 9pm.