Just weeks ahead of the November 3 US Presidential Election, former vice president Joe Biden took a lead in a TV ratings battle with US President Donald Trump as the 2 held competing town halls with voters.
As per to Nielsen rating data issued last day, Biden averaged 15.1 million viewers during Thursday night’s 90-minute discussion on Walt Disney Co’s ABC broadcast network.
Trump pulled in 13.5 million for his 60-minute event across Comcast Corp’s broadcaster NBC and the company’s MSNBC and CNBC cable channels.
For the 1-hour period that both Trump and Biden were on air, Biden averaged 14.3 million to Trump’s 13.5 million, The primetime town halls were scheduled after the cancellation of a debate that had been set for the same time. Trump pulled out of the debate after it was changed to a virtual format.
Biden attacked Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during his event on ABC, On NBC, Trump defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus and his own personal conduct.
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