The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had 2.7 million Indian TV viewers tuned in to watch the live telecast on 27th September 2016. Aired from 6 AM to 8:30 AM IST, the live broadcast experienced the highest viewership in the last hour of the debate - 0.9 million viewers.
Looking at the recent viewership for live American content on Indian television, the debate witnessed a much larger number of Indian viewers compared to the NFL Kickoff match on 9th September, both of which aired live during the same time-slot.
Among cities in India, Hyderabad experienced the highest viewership with 0.41 million individuals watching the debate LIVE on television. Take a look at some of the viewership trends: