The final debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama garnered the smallest viewership of all three debates, Nielsen Ratings said on Tuesday.

Roughly 59.2 million people tuned in Monday night to the event, which was focused on foreign policy. Nielsen previously reported that 65.6 million people had watched the second debate and 67.2 million people had watched the first.

The two other debates focused on domestic policy and the U.S. economy, with the second debate featuring a town-hall style format.

By comparison, in 2008, 56 million people had tuned in to watch the third presidential debate between then-Illinois Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE (R-Ariz.). The first and second 2008 general election debates had viewerships of 52 million and 63 million, respectively, according to Nielsen.

The third 2012 debate aired live against two other popular events: Monday Night Football and the Major League Baseball NLCS championship game. Nielsen found the football game had a viewership of 10.7 million people and the baseball game had a viewership of 8.1 million people.