November 2nd, 2010
02:28 PM ET
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear drew about 250,000 people to the National Mall this past Saturday, but there were hundreds of thousands more who were there in spirit via live stream, according to a release from Comedy Central.
The network, which airs Stewart’s “Daily Show” and the “Colbert Report,” reports that there were 570,000 live streams happening via ComedyCentral.com or an iPhone, iPad or Android device.
This turned Saturday’s rally into one of the largest live-streamed events for MTV Networks, and it was the largest single event ever for Foursquare. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was an “Epic Swarm,” with more than 50,000 check-ins between the two locations and more than 25,000 badge unlocks, according to the statement.
To top it off, the rally also pulled in 2 million viewers during Comedy Central’s live coverage from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
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