Trump - Biden Audience Falls Short of 2016 Record
The first US presidential debate between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden attracted a smaller television audience than the record set four year ago, according to Nielsen data released on Wednesday.
An estimated 73.1 million people tuned into the chaotic face-off on Tuesday night across about 16 of networks, below the record 84 million viewers who watched Trump debate former first lady Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 election. From that 2016 record, 13 % was presented decline.
The Nielsen numbers include people watching at home and at such venues as bars and also restaurants. It also included some digital viewership through televisions connected to the Internet. The figures do not capture the full extent of online viewing, which has grown in popularity as traditional TV audiences decline. The debate was streamed live on Twitter, YouTube, other digital platforms and network websites.
Fox News Channel was attracted the biggest audience of any single network with 17.8 million viewers. The event, the first of three presidential debates before the 3 November election, was moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace.
CBS's Norah O'Donnell has been reporting that the Commission on Presidential Debates plans to cut off a candidate's microphone if they violate the rules, per an informed source, among other measures.
'Both candidates resist taking the bait of naming any specific policy'.
'Trump demonstrating ideological open-mindedness by refusing to condemn white supremacy'.
'Both candidates making convincing arguments for presidential age limits'.
Remember folks, it's The Onion.
It's not just the American media and public that is in dismay over the state of the first presidential debate...
A reminder of the news we brought earlier about a planed change to the structure of the future presidential debates between Trump and Biden (there are two more to go).
And here, a little irony is pointed out.
Conspiracy theories after the debate? We'd have never believed that was going to happen...
A video claiming that Joe Biden was wearing a wide during the debate has gone viral. Remember kids, when you want to make up stories, it's always a good idea to use a low-resolution phone recording of the screen!
here's the facts, for anyone that cares...
'Biden Started It' - President Trump has taken the brunt of the criticism for the descending mayhem last night but some of his supporters have found the trigger to his uncontrollable antics.
Biden Responds To Trump Tweet - The first debate may be over but the public spat between both candidates is unlikely to disappear anytime soon. Here a repeat of the language used last night.
It's almost like they're treating it like three rounds of a boxing world title fight and building up the hype...
Like many, Trevor Noah could only scream at first. Then he had an idea:
"Every time a candidate says a lie...maybe a brick could come down on their side of the screen, like Tetris. And as they lie it'll just gradually build up higher and higher until it covers their face..."
Maybe this is what the debate Commission are considering...
'last night's debate made it clear that additional structure should be added to the format to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.'
After the madness of last night, some sense...
Maybe I shouldn't say this, but the president of the United States conducting himself the way he did - I think it was just a national embarrassment.
Trump - Biden Fact Check - Veteran's deaths, coronavirus spread, anti - law and order, election tampering now...
There were plenty of claims being made, but were they all above board? We set our fact - checking team on a mission to uncover the facts from the fiction in the first debate.
Philly Was responds To Trump - "Today there was a big problem, " Trump said in the closing moments of the debate. "In Philadelphia they went in to watch. They're called poll watchers. A very safe, very nice thing. They were throw out. They weren't allowed to watch. You know why? Because bad things happen in Philadelphia, bad things now."
If you're one of those sticklers for the truth and would like to know the real story of what went down in Philly, check out this from the Inquirer.
In a duel disrupted by angry shouting and name calling, they fought over the pandemic, violence at protests, the economy and even their families.
Mr Biden, Called Mr Trump a "Clown", accused him of stoking "Racist Hatred", and labelled him "Putin's Puppy" in reference to Russia's President. Mr Trump brought up Mr Biden's son's drug use and accused him of being beholden to socialists in Democratic party.
The first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is over, but who won the first presidential debate in year 2020 ?
" Clearly this debate was an embarrassment for the United States of America."
Biden to Trump: "It's hard to get any word in with this clown".
Joe wants to shut down this Country. I want to keep it OPEN!
If we listened to Joe Biden on coronavirus, millions of people would have died!
I did more in 47 months as President than Joe Biden did in 47 years.
On average, roughly 750 - 1,000 Americans are dying from COVID-19 every day. When Donald Trump was presented with that number, he said, "It is what it is. " It is what it is because Donald Trump is who he is."
More jobs were created in the final three years of the Obama - Biden. Administration than in the first three years of Donald Trump's presidency. A million and a half more jobs.
"Under this president, we've become looser, weaker, sicker, poorer, mode divided and more violent also more racists. "
"Your heard a lot come out of President Trump's mouth. Can you name one thing he said to actually make your life better?" No Right !
Instant Analysis : Who Won The Debate ?
YouGOv figures on who won the debate: 48% vote for Biden, 41% vote for Trump, 10% for the tie.
69% were annoyed by the debate. Only 17% of viewers felt informed by the debate. That's amazing it's as high as that.
83% of views felt the debate was negative, 17% positive (what would it have taken for those 17% to decide it was negative? Constant physical violence?)
We didn't learn much from that, other than that Trump cannot keep his mouth shut. Wallace was unable to keep control of the President who kept interrupting his opponent. The US right now is facing a bad pandemic, a cratering economy and racial unrest. Time for decorum and solutions you might think, but all Trump brought was combative aggressiveness.
Biden was mostly prepared for a normal debate but struggled, understandably, to get out coherent arguments in the face of the president's behaviour. The Democratic nominee did lose his cool a couple of times, calling Trump a clown and the worst president ever. He will also be annoyed he fell into the trap of debating about his son. But in general he stuck to his message and will be fairly content with his performance.
That's it. The end of the first presidential debate.
Trump saying the Dems are cheating. One of the basics of a democracy is faith in the election. Trump does not care one jot about that.
Trump says he wants his supporters to go into polls to watch. He says it's safe. For some it's intimidation.
Trump also claiming there was no transition and that the Democrats didn't look to hand over power to him. This is low conspiracy theory stuff from the President.
Biden again looking straight at the camera, addressing the American people. "Vote, vote". Biden says he'l accept the result win or lose and that whatever Trump says it doesn't matter, if the people vote him out, he'll have to go.
Biden says people should get out and vote and that mail-in ballots are safe. Makes the point that Trump votes by mail.
Final Section During Debate Sessions : Election Integrity Issues
>>>Will Trump claim the election will be rigged...?
Biden asked where the line is between economy and environment. Biden says Trump hasn't crated a line he's just not in favour of the economy.
Trump says Biden's approach for the green economy is $100 trillion not $2 trillion. Biden says it will create millions of good paying jobs. We don't get to a final figure on the cost. Biden says he doesn't back the Green New Deal, says he supports the Biden plan.
We turn to Biden's view of climate change. He says thousands and thousands of jobs can be created in a green economy and get to zero carbon by 2035.
Trump on the science of climate change. He says he wants crystal clean water, and that carbon is really low. He says the forest fires are forest management.
Trump refusing to give his opinion on climate science. Does go so far as to say that he thinks human activities may contribute to it.
Trump claiming California fires are due to forest management. He has been called out by forest managers before on his claims about this.
Trump attacking Hunter Biden. Biden didn't want this. The debate breaks down. Marshall takes us onto climate change.
Biden calls Trump "Putin's Puppy". Trump interrupts and Wallace shuts him down. "Your campaign team agreed to the rules", demands Trump stick to them. Trump continues to talk...
Biden says Kellyanne conway said this:" The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns, the better it is for the very clear choice on who's best on public safety and law and order." Trump says she didn't. She did.
Trump is deliberately pretending he doesn't know the rules, demanding to answer statements from Biden when it's not Trump's turn.
This debate will go down in HISTORY! Then Showed The American People Are Stupid.
@ Jackie San