Ratings: 'Connecting…' Enjoys Trump Town Hall Lead-in, and Then Falls Off a Cliff

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Ratings: ‘Connecting…’ Enjoys Trump Town Hall Lead-in, and Then Falls Off a Cliff

ABC’s Joe Biden event trumped Trump’s town hall on NBC

NBC’s freshman comedy “Connecting…” got a ratings and audience boost Thursday thanks to its Trump town hall lead-in, but that bump lasted for only one of the two back-to-back episodes that aired last night.

Immediately after POTUS’ hourlong Savannah Guthrie-moderated event, Episode 102 of the social-distancing sitcom at 9 p.m. averaged 0.5 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 2.4 million viewers, up from last week’s series premiere, which had a 0.3 and 1.6 million viewers. But Episode 103 at 9:30 fell to a 0.2/1 and 1.2 million viewers.

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Last night, NBC’s Trump town hall was trumped by ABC’s Joe Biden event in early ratings. You can read more about that here.

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/12 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.2 million, according to preliminary Nielsen data. Those numbers were put up by the two-hour Biden town hall, which aired from 8-10 p.m., followed by an encore of “Emergency Call.”

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8/5 and in viewers with 4.9 million.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 2.7 million.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 2.5 million.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.2/1. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 831,00 and Telemundo was seventh with 789,000.

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