Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHaiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue Pelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTwo 'View' hosts test positive for coronavirus ahead of Harris interview Rep. Karen Bass to run for mayor of Los Angeles: report Biden taps big bank skeptic to for top regulatory post MORE (D-Calif.), his running mate, will give their first joint television interview to ABC "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir next Sunday as part of an hour-long special "on their history-making ticket," the network announced.
The special will also include what ABC dubs "a conversation" with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts.
EXCLUSIVE: @DavidMuir to conduct the first joint sit-down with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and @RobinRoberts to interview Biden and Harris on their history-making ticket. The one-hour primetime special next Sunday 8 p.m. on @ABC. https://t.co/k3dxJIkCJ8 pic.twitter.com/QeBrcVWa5n— ABC News (@ABC) August 17, 2020
The decision is a departure from 2016, when CBS's "60 Minutes" landed the first interviews with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE and Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KainePanic begins to creep into Democratic talks on Biden agenda Congress facing shutdown, debt crisis with no plan B Democrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' MORE (Va.) on the Democratic side and President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE and then-Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says he hopes conservative majority on Supreme Court will restrict abortion access Federal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE on the Republican side.
Muir's "World News Tonight" just extended its winning streak to 10 straight weeks as the most-watched evening newscast on broadcast television in the U.S., according to Nielsen Media Research.
ABC had an average of 8.44 million total viewers for the week of Aug. 3-7, topping "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," which delivered 7.46 million viewers. CBS finished third with 5.26 million viewers for "The CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
In July, "World News Tonight" was the most-watched show in all of broadcast and cable television on 18 nights, according to Nielsen.