Networks Will Probably Be The Real Winners Of The Presidential Debates
Because the vast majority of voters have already picked a candidate.By Ryan Biek | September 25, 2016
Monday night's presidential debate could be the most-viewed in U.S. history. But the debate might be a greater opportunity for networks than for either candidate.
The bet so far is that somewhere between 80 million and 100 million people will watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar for the first time.
The two candidates get 90 minutes commercial-free to prove they're better suited for the Oval Office, but the commercial blocks immediately before and after the debate may prove who the real winners are.