DEBATES: “Joe Biden’s town hall on ABC averaged 14.1 million viewers on Thursday night [Oct. 15, 2020], 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…
The Trump town hall averaged 10.9 million viewers on the NBC broadcast network. On MSNBC, Trump reached 1.8 million viewers, and on CNBC, about 720,000 viewers. So Trump’s gross audience across the three channels was 13.5 million, still fewer than Biden’s audience on ABC alone.”
-Brian Stelter, “More people watched Biden on ABC than Trump on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC,” cnn.com, Oct. 16, 2020