Political Superbowl Expected To Break Actual Superbowl Record
The last Superbowl between Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos and Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers drew an audience of around 111.9 million viewers. That sounds like an astounding number and it is. But it’s almost understandable. The Superbowl is argueably one of the most important events of the year in our culture.
To contrast that number, the last cycle of presidental debates averaged around 66.4 million people. That number is absolutely shameful. The debates are extremely important events in which the future leader of the entire free world, introduces their policies most of the electorate.
This cycle however, things are much, much different. About 75% of registered voters have said that they plan to watch the upcoming debate. If that number is near the actual amount of voters watching, that will total almost 100 million people watching. People are expecting to see what is truly the politcal superbowl of our time. The candidates: a brash outsider-businessman and a female nominee of a major party. People are expecting the political showdown of a lifetime, and odds are almost 100 million people will be tuning in to watch to some serious entertainment.