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.
- 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.