Last Presidential Debate: How to Watch, Stream and What to Expect
When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off Wednesday for their third final debate, expect more drama.
The past week has been especially turbulent for GOP nominee Donald Trump, as he has faced a growing list of sexual assault accusations (which he denies). But Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton also has seen her campaign’s emails continue to make news as WikiLeaks releases more hacked emails every day. The Clinton campaign and White House both have pointed the finger at Russia, saying it’s trying to tilt the election in Trump’s favor.
All of these allegations likely will make for more drama at the final debate of the election cycle.
This year’s wild presidential election has resulted in monster TV ratings every time candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared the same stage. The first debate had a record-breaking 84 million viewers (the second debate logged 66.5 million). While it’s unlikely the third debate will break records, it is still sure to be one of the year’s most-watched events, both on television and online.
Political pundits (and polls of voters) mostly agreed that Clinton won the first of her debates against Trump. While some conservatives praised Trump’s performance in the second debate, Clinton’s poll numbers give her a clear lead with a few weeks left before the election.
The final debate takes place Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and it will be moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. The topics will include debt and entitlement programs, immigration, the economy, Supreme Court, and “fitness” for the presidency.
Like the previous debates, the Wednesday event—which will run from 9 pm. to 10:30 pm ET, without commercial breaks—airs on the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC) as well as C-SPAN. It will also air on cable news channels such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC, as well as Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision.
Several of those networks will also stream their coverage of the debate on YouTube, while Twitter will stream the debate live in partnership with Bloomberg. ABC News is partnering with Facebook for a joint live-stream of the debate and Reuters will also stream the debate on its Reuters TV website, as well as through its iOS and Android apps.
Meanwhile, for anyone interested in watching Sunday’s big event on the big screen, Regal Entertainment Group announced last week that it will offer free screenings of the final presidential debate live in 206 Regal Cinema theaters across the U.S. Fortune also will live stream the debate on its home page.