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.