Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV records



The presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was watched by 84 million people on US TV, breaking a previous record set 36 years ago.
Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan's debate in 1980 drew 80.6 million viewers.
The viewing figures only count those who watched the debate on the 13 US TV channels that carried it live, meaning the true figure may be much higher.
Millions are also thought to have watched worldwide through online live streams or in bars and at parties.
The data provider Nielsen said that viewers stayed tuned through the 98-minute debate.
Mr Trump told supporters... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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