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Entertainment Biden-Trump Debate Tops 73 Million Total Viewers, Down 13% From 2016

02:10  01 october  2020
02:10  01 october  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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That’s counting three additional TV channels, out-of-home viewing and connected TVs. Tuesday’s cable news numbers are in, and now we know just how “yuge” the Biden - Trump debate From 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, a 16-channel simulcast reached 73 .1 million total viewers , according to Nielsen.

It still represents a 13 % decline from 2016 . Between 9:03 p.m. ET-10:38 p.m. ET, Fox News Channel averaged 17.8 million viewers . Broadcast network ABC ranked second with 12.6 million viewers , followed by NBC with 9.6 million viewers and CNN with 8.2 million viewers .

Donald Trump, Joe Biden are posing for a picture: donald trump joe biden first debate © TheWrap donald trump joe biden first debate

Tuesday's cable news numbers are in, and now we know just how "yuge" the Biden-Trump debate ratings declined from 2016's first Trump-Clinton faceoff.

From 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, a 16-channel simulcast reached 73.1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. In a first for a presidential debate, that tally counts connected TVs and out-of-home viewing.

It still represents a 13% decline from 2016.

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ABC topped the preliminary broadcast ratings for Tuesday night’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden with 10.3 million viewers , but total preliminary ratings for the Big Four show a sharp decrease in viewers compared to 2016 . For Tuesday’s debate , NBC followed ABC with 7.5 million

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - More than 73 million people watched the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden , the Nielsen marketing research firm said in a press release.

Between 9:03 p.m. ET-10:38 p.m. ET, Fox News Channel averaged 17.8 million viewers. Broadcast network ABC ranked second with 12.6 million viewers, followed by NBC with 9.6 million viewers and CNN with 8.2 million viewers. MSNBC came in fifth among the seven main channels with 7.1 million viewers, while CBS and Fox broadcast trailed with 6.3 million and 5.4 million viewers, respectively.

In the key 25-54 demographic for that same timeframe, FNC also ranked No. 1 with 5.3 million viewers, followed by ABC with 4.8 million viewers and NBC with 4.1 million viewers. CNN came in fourth with 3.5 million viewers in the key demo, Fox broadcast came in fifth with 2.4 million, CBS came in sixth with 2.1 million and MSNBC trailed in seventh with 1.7 million.

Fox News, which hosted the debate, said there were 9.7 million total video streams across Fox News digital properties, Facebook and YouTube.

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Ratings: First Debate Down vs. Trump / Clinton, But Third-Biggest Since 1976. Update: With cable and other networks folded in, Tuesday’s Trump / Biden debate delivered 73 .1 million total viewers — down 13 percent from the 84 million viewers who tuned in for Round 1 of Trump /Clinton back in 2016 .

The debate drew 73 .1 million total viewers across broadcast networks, cable By comparison, the first debate of 2016 netted 84 million viewers , making it the most watched U.S. presidential debate in history. Presidential Debate Viewership Falls From 2016 To 73 .1 Million ; Fox News Tops Ratings

Find the earlier-available Nielsen ratings for the broadcast TV channels here. Those preliminary numbers had not been adjusted for time differences.

Back in September 2016, Trump-Clinton 1 nabbed a record 84 million overall audience members combined across 13 networks, including: NBC (18.2 million), ABC (13.5 million), CBS (12.1 million), Fox (5.3 million), Univision (2.5 million), Telemundo (1.8 million), Fox News (11.4 million), CNN (9.8 million), MSNBC (4.9 million), PBS (3 million), Fox Business Network (673,000) and CNBC (520,000).

The first Trump-Clinton debate broke the previous Nielsen record for a presidential debate, which was set in 1980 when Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan drew 80.6 million total viewers.

Here is a list of all pre-2016 televised debates ranked by their Nielsen numbers, including that previous high-water mark from 36 years ago. There were far fewer TVs back in 1980 and a smaller U.S. population, but also less competition and fewer means of viewing.

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Trump - Biden Debate Draws Fewer Viewers Than Clinton Matchup. Collectively, the three major cable news networks grew their rating by +29% over the first 2016 debate . In 2016 , the first Trump -Clinton matchup had a total audience of 84 million viewers across all broadcast and cable

Some 73 million people tuned in to the first debate between US President Donald Trump and his White House challenger Joe Biden . The 2016 showdown between Mr Trump and Hillary Clinton broke TV records, pulling in 84 million viewers . That one shattered the previous viewership record of

The Tuesday night matchup between the two candidates, filled by frequent interruptions by Trump and bickering, was roundly criticized by several anchors and pundits as one of the most chaotic presidential debates in history.

Here is a list of networks from Tuesday's simulcast: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Telemundo, Univision, PBS, CNN, CNN en Español, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Newsmax, Newsy, Vice and WGNA.

And from Clinton-Trump 1 in 2016: ABC, CBS, Fox, Univision, NBC, Telemundo, Azteca América, PBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.

More to come…


Video: ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (ABC News)

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