The tally is in, the web connections totaled, and according to officials with Answers in Genesis an estimated five million people watched this week‚Äôs livestreamed debate between their chief, Ken Ham, and evolutionist Bill Nye, of ‚ÄúScience Guy‚ÄĚ television program fame.
And that‚Äôs a conservative figure, Ham told WND, because there‚Äôs really no way to know how many people were there for the more than 13,000 groups ‚Äď from families to universities ‚Äď that signed in to watch the event streamed through YouTube and other channels.
The total audience could have been as high as 10 million, he noted.
For comparison, an average CNN audience during a similar prime time period was only about 408,000. The debate out-drew the Internet audience for the Super Bowl and the president‚Äôs State of the Union, although those audiences on broadcast channels were higher. ...