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Debate tracker: The final 2020 presidential debate, by the numbers

We counted the attacks, the interruptions and what the candidates talked about through the night.
Image: President Donald Trump will debate Joe Biden on Thursday night.
President Donald Trump and Joe Biden face for the final debate tonight.Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

The first debate, to put it politely, was raucous. The vice presidential debate was placid by comparison, and the second presidential debate was canceled.

This debate, which was preceded by chatter about what the effect of a mute button would be, the number of attacks each candidate threw the other's way eclipsed the number of interruptions by more than a four to one margin.

See the rest of the numbers on how the final contest broke down: the debate topics and time spent on each topic, the attacks and the interruptions.

See the play by play of the night on the final presidential debate live blog.

Naitian Zhou and Jiachuan Wu contributed.