The big picture: The debate was more notable for its return to civility than for generating strong emotions — but the NewsWhip data shows that the breakout moments saw more traction on the right.

By the numbers: The 11 debate stories that generated the most interactions (likes, comments, shares) on social media all took off in the conservative online ecosystem.

The top piece — “Mike Pence on Supreme Court nomination and Roe v. Wade: ‘I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it’” (1.18 million interactions) — was published by CNBC, but generated most of its traction when it was shared from Franklin Graham’s page.

Other top pieces included fact checks of Harris’ argument about why Abraham Lincoln held a Supreme Court seat vacant in 1864.