The Wrap: Early Ratings: Biden’s ABC Town Hall Tops Trump’s on NBC Initial Nielsen numbers don’t include MSNBC viewership or time-zone adjustments
And the (ratings) battle of the Thursday town halls goes to…former Vice President Joe Biden and ABC! For now, at least.
On ABC, Biden drew 12.7 million viewers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. On NBC alone, Trump got 10.4 million viewers in the same time slot.
Including the full 9 o’clock hour for Biden, the ABC event’s viewership average was 12.2 million.
Biden also beat Trump among adults 18-49, with a 2.6 rating to the president’s 1.7 rating.
WNU Editor: I called this one wrong. I expected Trump’s ratings to be larger. So where did I go wrong? I underestimated the public’s interest in Joe Biden. I have been following Joe Biden closely since he became the lead candidate for the Democrat Presidential nominee. So I have a good idea on who he is and what will a Biden administration look like. Not the case for a lot of Americans, and this was their opportunity to learn more about him.