Joe Biden’s town hall drew more TV viewers than President Trump’s competing occasion on Thursday night time, based on early figures.
An common of 13.9 million viewers tuned in to ABC to look at Biden field questions from voters from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., compared to 13.1 million who watched Trump do the identical on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC, preliminary Nielsen ratings show, according to the Wrap.
The early ratings had been up to date Friday afternoon, forward of ultimate numbers that are set to drop afterward.
The Democratic presidential candidate additionally got here out on high with adults ages 18-49, with a 2.9 score within the 8 to 9 p.m. slot. Trump scored a 2.1 score, based on up to date figures reported by Deadline.
These ratings don’t keep in mind viewership on on-line platforms.
Trump’s town hall in Miami aired on NBC and was simulcast on NBCU cable channels MSNBC and CNBC.
He drew a median of 10.7 million whole viewers from NBC, 1.7 million on MSNBC and 671,000 on CNBC, Nielsen stated.
Viewers received a kick out of the so-called “nodding woman” seated within the background behind his left shoulder. She was later recognized as Mayra Poli, a Dominican Republic-born fervent Trump supporter who as soon as ran for Congress.
Biden’s occasion, in the meantime, was aired solely on ABC.
The 90-minute town hall in Philadelphia was devoid of questions on The Post’s exposé about his son Hunter Biden’s abroad enterprise dealings.
Trump scored more eyeballs on-line, nevertheless, with 4.7 million views throughout NBC News, CNBC and CNBC tv channels as of midday Friday, in comparison with Biden’s 2.9 million views on ABC News’ YouTube channel.
All informed, Trump got here out on high with essentially the most viewers on-line and on TV mixed — with 17.8 million views versus Biden’s 16.8 million.
The candidates held dueling town halls following the cancellation of the second presidential debate, which was to be held the identical night time in Miami.
Debate organizers determined the occasion could be distant after Trump tested positive for COVID-19.