There is nothing undecided about Milwaukee viewers. They cast their vote for the Green and Gold.
In head to head competition with the tawdry presidential candidate tire fire airing on three other local channels, the Green Bay Packers game against the New York Giants posted a robust 43.7 rating on NBC affiliate WTMJ-TV (Channel 4).
That’s the equivalent of 391,420 TV homes. A local rating point is the equivalent of 8,957 television homes.
The presidential debate – seen locally on Fox affiliate WITI-TV (Channel 6), ABC affiliate WISN-TV (Channel 12) and CBS affiliate WDJT-TV (Channel 58) – earned a cumulative 17.6 rating the equivalent of 157,643 TV homes.
WDJT lead local stations with a 7.5 rating.
Another almost 80,000 Milwaukee area TV Homes watched the debate on Fox, MSNBC and CNN.
All numbers are preliminary and could change slightly depending on actual length of the events.
NBC, which aired the game in prime time and was the only network to not show the debate, was probably happy to get off the subject.
It was not only scooped because it sat on a sensational 2005 recording of Donald Trump making lewd comments but one of the players in the drama was “Today” show host Billy Bush. And Trump is an NBC alum, having hosted “The Apprentice” from 2004-2010.
The debate will likely skew national ratings for “Sunday Night Football” when they are released later today.
National football ratings have been reported to have dropped 11% over the first four weeks compared to last season. The Packers opening weekend tilt against Jacksonville was down 18% from last season.