The third and final presidential debate between
The TV audience for the event, held at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, ranks behind the record-setting 84.4 million viewers who watched the first meeting between the candidates on Sept. 26 and the debate between Jimmy Carter and
Wednesday's debate topped the 66.5 million viewers who tuned in for the Oct. 9 debate between Trump, the Republican nominee, and his Democratic opponent, Clinton, which competed against an NFL "Sunday Night Football" contest on NBC.
The audience for Wednesday’s face-off was moderated by “
ABC ranked second with 11 million viewers, followed by NBC (10.4 million), CBS (10.1 million), CNN (8.7 million), the
2:25 p.m.: This article was updated with viewership numbers from Nielsen.