I'm still on the fence whether I will bother. I watched the last real one and got bored after about 5 minutes....too much yelling and stupid questions.
And I didn't bother to watch the stump speech "debate" a week or two ago.
I think that Trump will mention the 50 Cent is now 20 Cent with Biden tax plan jab. That's my one prediction.
In TV Ratings, Trump vs. Biden Was No Match for Trump vs. Clinton
The rise of streaming and familiar characters may have cut into the record viewership of four years ago. Fox News led all networks in audience size, Nielsen said.
Television viewership of the debate on Tuesday was down about 13 percent from the first presidential debate in the 2016 race, Nielsen reported.
By John Koblin
Updated Oct. 7, 2020
More than 73 million people watched the chaotic presidential debate on Tuesday night, about a 13 percent decline from the first presidential debate of the campaign four years ago, according to Nielsen.
A record 84 million people watched the first debate between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016. Tuesday’s debate between President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. was the third most watched, trailing the 80.6 million who watched President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in 1980.
The Nielsen numbers, released on Wednesday, do not include everyone who streamed the event or watched it online, a habit that is more widespread now than it was in 2016.
Presidential debates, like the one that at least 16 networks aired on Tuesday, are typically among the most-watched telecasts of the year. The Super Bowl, which had about 100 million viewers this year, is one of the few events with wider reach. Election night coverage in 2016 had a television audience of 71 million.