Biden's town hall viewership surpasses Trump's | TheHill

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's Thursday night town hall surpassed President Trump's competing event in viewership, according to final numbers from Nielsen Media Research.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Joe BidenTrump jokes he'll 'find a way' to fire Gov. DeSantis if he loses Florida Biden hits Trump's response to attempted kidnapping of Michigan governor: 'What the hell is wrong with this guy?' Trump on if Biden wins: 'Maybe I'll have to leave the country' MORE's Thursday night town hall surpassed President Trump Donald John TrumpMichigan court overturns absentee ballot extension Trump jokes he'll 'find a way' to fire Gov. DeSantis if he loses Florida Biden hits Trump's response to attempted kidnapping of Michigan governor: 'What the hell is wrong with this guy?' MORE's competing event in viewership, according to final numbers from Nielsen Media Research.

Biden's 90-minute event on ABC News garnered 14.1 million viewers, compared with 13.5 million for Trump's hour-long town hall, which was aired on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. The figures, released Friday, included those who watched the town halls on television or streamed the event.

The ratings disparity may sting for a notoriously press-obsessed president, but more importantly, indicate more eyeballs were on Biden at a time when Trump desperately needs to shake up…
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