The Wrap: “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.”
Variety: “Those numbers are of course subject to significant adjustment given that the Trump town hall aired simultaneously on NBC, its broadcast affiliates, cable channels CNBC and MSNBC, and Telemundo. Whereas Biden’s event aired live on ABC on both coasts, meaning his viewership figure will be affected by time zone adjustments.”
And just because this is fun:
“I have to say, you have a great smile,” Dale told the president. “You’re so handsome when you smile.”
New Times caught up with Dale on her way home from the town hall — and she made it clear that she is no fan of 45.
“I wish he would smile more and talk less,” she quipped.
Asked to elaborate, Dale said the president “steps in it every time he opens his mouth.”
“I think the man has a nice smile. However, I’m not a fan,” she further clarified.
Dale said she was pleased with Trump’s response, but it wouldn’t be enough to sway her vote. She plans to vote for Biden during Florida’s early-voting period, which begins on Monday.
UPDATE 1: CNN –
New York (CNN Business)Joe Biden’s town hall on ABC averaged 13.9 million viewers on Thursday night, easily surpassing the Nielsen ratings for President Trump’s town hall on NBC. That alone was a result virtually no one in the TV business expected. And that’s not even the most surprising part.The Trump town hall was simulcast by two of NBC’s cable channels, MSNBC and CNBC, but even when those channels are included in the total, Biden — on only one network — still prevailed.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 million, about one million fewer than Biden’s audience on ABC alone.
UPDATE 3: Our secret scissorhead inside NBC says:
That said, there might be a late-breaking adjustment for the streaming platform numbers from both networks.