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Biden adjustments channel on “Trump Picture”

Joe Biden not handiest beaten President Trump in ratings for his or her head-to-head metropolis halls, Biden became a bigger map for an earlier pairing of community metropolis halls.

By the numbers: Biden had a bigger blended audience for metropolis halls on ABC + NBC than Trump did for his ABC and NBC metropolis halls. Biden drew 20.8 million for the two metropolis halls blended, whereas Trump had 17.3 million.

Here’s the breakdown, from Nielsen, by means of AP (omits streaming):

  • Biden’s ABC metropolis hall with George Stephanopoulos on Thursday reached 14.1 million americans between 8 and 9 p.m. (when the 90-minute tournament became face to face with NBC).
  • Trump’s NBC metropolis hall with Savannah Guthrie on Thursday had 13.5 million viewers (NBC: 10.9 million, MSNBC: 1.8 million, CNBC: 720,000).
  • Biden’s NBC metropolis hall with Lester Holt on Oct. 5: 6.7 million (involves NBC, MSNBC, CNBC; NBC handiest became 3.85 million).
  • Trump’s ABC metropolis hall with Stephanopoulos on Sept. 15: 3.8 million americans.

Axios’ Sara Fischer, who tracks this intently, notes: Biden’s metropolis hall with CNN on Sept. 17, two days after Trump’s ABC metropolis hall, drew fewer viewers than Trump — 3.3 million, to Trump’s 3.8 million on the published community.

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