Joe Biden and Donald Trump had town halls at the exact same time on Thursday (October 15) (despite petitions and protests from Hollywood stars to stagger the time slots), and Biden easily won in the ratings department.
The Democratic nominee pulled in an average of 14.1 million viewers on his ABC town hall, surpassing Trump‘s town hall on NBC.
In fact, the Trump town hall was simulcast on MSNC and CNBC, but still came in underneath Biden‘s numbers.
“The Trump town hall averaged 10.6 million viewers on the NBC broadcast network. On MSNBC, Trump reached 1.74 million viewers, and on CNBC, about 671,000 viewers. So Trump‘s gross audience across the three channels was 13.1 million, about one million fewer than Biden‘s audience on ABC alone,” CNN reported.
If you didn’t know, the second Presidential debate has officially been canceled.