Figures released Friday from Nielsen show that Biden's town hall on ABC averaged 13.9 million viewers, while Trump's averaged 10.6 million on NBC. That includes those who watched the event on MSNBC and CNBC.
Ahead of Trump's town hall, NBC received backlash for allowing the president a platform in the same time slot as Biden, whose town hall was announced first after Trump dropped out the debate.
Biden failed to offer Trump a major gaffe or viral moment, instead holding a low key, policy-focused town hall with host George Stephanopoulos. Meanwhile, Trump repeatedly clashed with NBC host Savannah Guthrie and raised eyebrows when he declined to condemn the outlandish QAnon conspiracy theory.
Mr. Trump told his supporters, "The Biden family is a criminal enterprise and you know it, and so do I. In fact, they sort of make "crooked" Hillary Clinton look like amateur hour".
Biden's stronger viewership may also be indicative of MSNBC's more liberal audience declining to watch the president.
The latest numbers indicate the town halls garnered significantly higher viewership than past events, including 6.7 million viewers for Biden in an October 5 town hall and 3.8 million for Trump in September on ABC, indicating a possible rise in interest in the election.
Trump and Biden were originally supposed to take part in a town hall debate, but that event was canceled after Trump refused to participate in a virtual version despite having testing postive for COVID-19.