Remaining Presidential Debate Attracts 63 Million TV Viewers

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Final Presidential Debate Draws 63 Million TV Viewers

Thursday night time’s debate between President Trump and Joe Biden drew fewer viewers than the primary one final month.



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Roughly 63 million folks watched the ultimate presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on tv, as the 2 sparred over the financial system, well being care and immigration.

The controversy’s viewership was about 14% under the preliminary debate between Mr. Trump, the Republican incumbent, and Democratic nominee Mr. Biden. The primary one attracted about 73.1 million viewers, marking the third most-watched preliminary presidential debate since 1976, based on Nielsen.

Thursday night time’s assembly was much less combative than the pair’s first, as their microphones have been muted at occasions.

The newest debate additionally was 12% decrease than the ultimate presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle, when an estimated 71.6 million viewers tuned in to observe Mr. Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sq. off, based on Nielsen.

The Nielsen figures embrace individuals who watched the talk on TV in addition to via streaming apps on internet-connected TVs, generally known as sensible TVs, however they exclude some digital viewers.

Related-TV viewing can symbolize as a lot as 11% of the viewers for political occasions akin to Thursday’s debate, Nielsen stated.

The controversy, which was moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker, was held at Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn.

Write to Kimberly Chin at kimberly.chin@wsj.com

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