More than 16.82 million viewers tuned in Sunday night to see the “60 Minutes” interviews with President Donald Trump, Democrat nominee Joe Biden and their running mates, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings.
Axios reported it was the largest TV audience, excluding multi-channel and sports programming, since the Academy Awards broadcast Feb. 9.
Trump’s interview with Lesley Stahl was contentious, with the president complaining from the outset Stahl vowed to ask “tough questions” — something he said “60 Minutes” did not ask Biden. He cut the interview short, and posted the White House’s own recording of it earlier in the week after “60 Minutes” described him as having stormed off the set.
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