US President Donald Trump and rival Joe Biden
US President Donald Trump and rival Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated US President Donald Trump in the battle of television ratings, according to Nielsen data reported by CNN on Friday.

The network said Biden had 13.9 million viewers on the Walt Disney Channel ABC on Thursday evening.

Trump has attracted 13 million people through Comcast’s NBC and its subscription channels, MSNBC and CNBC.

The numbers could be revised later on Friday.

The television interviews were scheduled for prime time after a debate that was supposed to take place at the same time was canceled.

Trump withdrew from the debate after the organizers said it would be hypothetical to reduce the risk of corona infection.

On ABC, Biden attacked Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, while Trump defended NBC his response to the virus and his personal behavior.

NBC was criticized for setting Trump’s date at the same time with Biden, after ABC had already set its date with the Democratic candidate, forcing voters to choose the candidate they would see live.

Source: Reuter

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