Giants vs Eagles Nailbiter Makes Fox Highest-Rated Network on Debate Night

NBC and ABC tied for second with their debate coverage, ABC had the night’s largest audience

Fox scored a Thursday night win in TV ratings thanks to the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles nailbiter it aired opposite its Big 4 competition’s coverage of the final 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, according to the earliest-available broadcast ratings.

As with the first Trump vs. Biden debate, ABC topped the second one in total viewers. Thursday’s Trump-Biden head-to-head was viewed less on the over-the-air channels than the first — even if you back out Fox, which aired football last night. You can read more about the debate ratings here.

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

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