ABC's 90-minute town hall with President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE drew fewer viewers than NBC's "America's Got Talent," ESPN's NBA playoffs telecast and Fox News prime-time programming featuring Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonStefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right 90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive MORE and Sean HannitySean Patrick Hannity90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive The Memo: California recall exposes the limit of Trump's GOP Republicans divided on Trump's strength as possible 2024 candidate MORE, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Overall, the Tuesday evening event with the president from Philadelphia, moderated by ABC chief anchor George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSurgeon general: 'Our enemy is the virus. It is not one another' Christie: Biden's new vaccine mandate will 'harden opposition' GOP senator on Texas abortion law: Supreme Court will 'swat it away' when 'it comes to them in an appropriate manner' MORE, drew 3.967 million total viewers. "America's Got Talent" topped all programming that night with 5.7 million people tuning in.
ESPN's Game 7 Western Conference semifinals match-up between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers attracted 5.23 million total viewers, while Fox News topped the cable news networks led by Carlson's 4.8 million viewers and Hannity's 4.5 million in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours, respectively.
The Trump town hall on ABC also drew fewer viewers than a Fox News town hall with the president hosted by Hannity in June, which attracted 5.1 million viewers.
On Thursday night, CNN will host "a socially-distanced live audience" town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE.
The event will take place in Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pa., and will be moderated by prime-time anchor Anderson Cooper.
It will mark the former vice president's first prime-time town hall since accepting his party's nomination last month.