Thursday, June 13, 2024

Final Presidential Debate: ABC Wins the Night with 9.5 Mil, NBC Follows with 8.9, CBS Third with 4.8


The rough numbers are in for the networks on the final Presindetial debate.

ABC won the night with roughly 9.5 million viewers between 9 and 11 pm.

NBC, whose correspondent Kristen Welker moderated, followed with 8.9 million. CBS was third with 4.8 milliion.

Numbers for CNN, Fox News, and other cable outlets will come later today.

It’s interesting that NBC didn’t take the lions share considering it was their reporter who did such an excellent job of trying to maintain sanity.

CBS was the only one of the three broadcast networks that didn’t precede the debate with an hour long special. They aired the idiotic “Big Brother” at 8pm. I guess their rationale is that on Sunday they’ll get the audience with “60 Minutes.”

The good news is the debate on ABC and NBC from 9 to 10pm trounced NFL Football. So at least men were watching the debate. Maybe they finally understood that Trump lies like a rug.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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