Biden Leads Trump in Ratings Battle of the Network Town Halls

Early Nielsen figures showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. drawing 13.9 million viewers, against 13.1 million for President Trump, a ratings obsessive. By Michael M. Grynbaum and John Koblin Television ratings matter to President Trump. So these numbers may sting. In a result that few in the TV and political arena predicted, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s […]


In TV Ratings, Trump vs. Biden Was No Match for Trump vs. Clinton

More than 67 million people tuned in to watch the chaotic presidential debate across the broadcast networks and three major cable news channels on Tuesday night, about a 10 percent decline from the first presidential debate four years ago, according to preliminary Nielsen figures. In 2016, roughly 75 million people watched the inaugural matchup between […]


Trump convention speech attracts smaller TV audience than Biden

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Some 23.8 million Americans watched President Donald Trump’s keynote speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention, slightly less than the TV audience for his Democratic rival Joe Biden last week, Nielsen ratings data showed on Friday. The audience reflects viewers across 13 networks between 11 p.m. ET and […]