DONALD TRUMP AND HILLARY CLINTON FIRST DEBATE TO SHATTER RECORDS – MORE THAN 100 MILLION VIEWERS EXPECTED TO WATCH, WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST WATCHED TV EVENTS IN HISTORY
According to The Hill, the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26 promises to shatter records, with an audience that could exceed more than 100 million viewers.
A poll by Morning Consult released Monday says nearly 75 percent of registered voters plans to watch the first Trump-Clinton debate. That’s equivalent to 95 million people tuning in.
Brian Flood, a media reporter for TheWrap.com, makes official prediction of 112 million:
“I feel that it will be one of the most-watched TV events in the history of the medium.”
Paul Levinson, a communications professor at Fordham University and author of the book “New New Media”, predicts 100 million viewers:
“The reason, of course, is the extraordinary interest in this presidential election, featuring two unprecedented and highly controversial candidates,” he said. “The first woman [to be nominated by a major party] versus someone with zero political experience or government service.”
In 2012, the first two presidential debates between Obama and Romney averaged 66.4 million viewers across broadcast and cable outlets CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS, C-SPAN, Univision and others.
NOTICE: HILLARY FORGOT TO PUT HER OTHER SHOE 🙂