Sling TV has always been hesitant to release data on number of subscribers but today they give us a look behind the curtain at the viewership numbers of the Debate vs ESPN.
According to Sling TV, the debate had 68% more viewers than Monday Night Football, and CNN accounted for 53% of all Sling Orange viewership.
It also seemed that the debate was more exciting to viewers as more than 10x as many people watched the debate in its entirety than football on Sling Orange. Shockingly only 3% of Monday Night Football viewers watched the game from start to finish. Maybe they channel surfed to the debate during the commercials…
Here is a quick look at the battle of Monday Night Football vs the Debate:
Bellow is a video that shows in real time what the most popular Sling TV channel was by the state during the debate. All times in the heat map are in Mountain Time. For easy reference, below are the key events that occurred throughout the night.
• 6:30 p.m. MT – Pro football kickoff
• 7 p.m. MT – Debate starts
• 8 p.m. MT – Pro football halftime
• 8:35 p.m. MT – Debate ends
• 9:30 p.m. MT – Pro football game ends
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