Defense wins championships...if that is true, Trump wins. Why? Media insiders and pundits got their talking points - - Trump was on the defensive in debate. Hmmmm. When you are the challenger and down, defense and aggressive is the way to go...but no to media, for some reason.
...do not pay attention to them - - TRUMP WON.
80 million is the record for debate viewership and NO, it was not Nixon/Kennedy in 1960. Media is so fixated on that one, but Carter/Reagan in 1980 is the bar to beat. Now, there are far more ways to watch and adding up all the stations airing it, one would think it could top that number. If it does not, then the 1980 debate is even more
impressive when one thinks about it.
Is that realistic? From U.S. Presidential Election News
Monday, September 26, 2016
First presidential debate
Live Stream: Debate Live Stream
(at 9pm ET/8pm CT/6pm PT)
Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
*Wright State University in Ohio has withdrawn from holding the First Presidential debate due to budget issues. Hofstra University will step in to host the first Clinton/Trump debate.
Source: U.S. Presidential Election News Rules set
"There are no commercial breaks," a commission source explains. "Period."
They say 100 million
and they are likely on the spot for that number. But, it is not impossible after adding up all the networks which air it. That is correct - in order to get that number, one needs to add them all up. Not taking anything away from the fact that people are watching it - they are and will. They are paying attention to this election.
But, to be fair, the Super Bowl get 100 million viewers and it airs on ONE network ONLY!...
My quick take is pundits and the like have been wrong this cycle and listening to them, it sounds like they are mad for being wrong. So, they continue with the hate, on both sides. But, pundits, time and time again are saying that Trump will not be good with only Hillary and a moderator. Now, I say, that is what a negotiator does best. Not in front of a crowd with others on a stage - yet Trump won all the GOP debates, it seems.
So, this could be his stronger point - play the debate like he negotiates.
---what others are saying---
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Football May Take Hit From Debate
B&C takes on this, too - - they NOTE: The first presidential debate on Sept. 26 is expected to reduce viewership for ESPN's Monday Night Football game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints but ESPN is hoping that its live streaming of the game could help stabilize viewership of the game a bit. Media buyers are predicting a 15%-20% decline in MNF viewership for the game and say units in the game have been the cheapest of any on the ESPN MNFschedule for this season, The Wall Street Journal reports. There are no ads being sold within the debate, however marketers can buy ads in pre- and post-debate coverage.
Why This Matters: The networks televising the debate have done well with their ad sales. NBC is reportedly sold out at up to $250,000 per 30 second spot. CBS is also sold out at similar pricing. Says Catherine Warburton, chief investment officer at media agency Assembly, "The debates will continue to be must watch TV for the American public" taking away viewers even from "the all-powerful NFL."
A Take: WSJ
100 million is the number of viewers media is putting out..and they describe it as Super Bowl numbers...@THRMattBelloni @THR - media types put out this word a few weeks ago and set the number at 100 million. @THRMattBelloni @THR - you will add all the TV nets airing it to get that number. To be fair, Super Bowl is on ONE channel.
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