Sep 30, 2016 12:48 PM EDT
Trump-Clinton Tops Debate Charts with 84 Million Views; The Views Even Surpassed The Reagan-Carter Debate
The debate between Clinton and Trump is on its way to be the most-watched show debate ever, beating Reagan and Carters 1980 presidential debates.
The debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was anticipated as the biggest TV even in the year 2016, and initial ratings have inferred that it will be a record breaker. The ratings coming from 13 networks who broadcasted the debate as live coverage are now in, and the event managed to acquire a total of 84 million views. Needless to say, it surpassed Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential debates, which then had 80 million views,according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Broadcasting companies have showcased the 90-minute debate easily topping all debate coverage. The Big Four broadcasting networks pulled of a total of 49.1 million viewers. The number is 25 percent higher from the past debate's number of viewers, currently leading network is NBC with 18.2 million, followed by ABC (13.5 Million) and Fox (5.5 million). Other subnetworks comprises the remaining number of those viewers, USA Today reported.
The first presidential debate in the year 2012 between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney grossed over just 67.2 million across different networks. Predictors, other politicians and experts spent most of their time the other week inferring the number of viewers who'll watch the Clinton-Trump debate. However, the event seemed to break records and set the bars high.
In non-debate ratings, there are increases of number with the number of viewers on Monday night shows and entertainment programming that starts at 8pm. "The Voice" and "The Big Bang Theory" topped the hour with 3.3 and 3.5 ratings among grown-ups both had a constant number of viewers in the week's start. "Dancing with the Stars" also did good with a 20% increased rating on adults. Fox's Gotham and CBS' Kevin Can Wait also had a constant audience last week.
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