October 10, 2016
The most aired debate segments by TV news shows in post-debate commentary last night focused on Trump’s response to charges he bragged about sexual assault and his pronouncement that Hillary Clinton should be in jail.
In the first segment, Donald Trump replied to Anderson Cooper’s question:
Cooper: “You bragged that you sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?”
Trump: “No, I didn’t say that at all. I don’t think you understood what was said. This was locker room talk…”
That particular clip was aired by CNN, FOX News, FOX Business seven times immediately after the debate, according to Internet Archive data, which tracks which clips TV news shows are airing about the debates. For example, CNN aired it during a post-debate panel discussion, and FOX News’ Megyn Kelly introduced it here.
In the second segment, Hillary Clinton says: “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
Donald Trump retorts, “Because you’d be in jail.”
The Internet Archive is tracking TV news coverage of the second presidential debate on October 9, and making the data available as soon as we’ve crunched it. Check our debates page for immediate post-debate commentary from last night, as well as data on how TV news stations in select battleground state markets handled the debate on this morning’s broadcasts.
Tomorrow we’ll have data available for the first 26 hours of coverage following the debate, both on cable TV news shows and on local TV news stations in battleground market states.
Here’s what will be covered:
Immediate post-debate TV news commentary
- Raw matches: raw data on debate clips aired immediately after debate on October 9, 2016, including two hours of cable news coverage (i.e. CNN, MSNBC, FOX News) immediately post debate summarized by second, on a timeline.
- Summarized matches: TV clips aired immediate post debate summarized by count, with details on which channels aired the clip.
Cable stations (including CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and more).
- Raw matches: raw data on debate clips aired during the 26 hours following the debate, October 9 – 10, 2016.
- Frequency timeline: TV clips aired on cable channels summarized by second, on a timeline.
- Summarized matches: TV clips aired, summarized by count, with details on which channels aired the clip.
Local stations in select battleground state markets
- Morning (raw): raw data on debate clips aired in early morning local news programs, on ABC, CBS, NBC, & FOX affiliates—in select battleground state markets from 5:00 am to 7:00 am on October 10, 2016.
- Full (raw): raw data on clips aired over the 26 hours following the debate by local stations in select battleground state markets.
Stay tuned: the Internet Archive will provide similar data on the next presidential debate, scheduled for October 19, 2016, at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. In addition, a near real-time livestream of the debate will be available, where the public can edit clips of the debate and share them on social media while the candidates are still on the stage. That URL will be posted on the debate project page on October 19, before the debate begins.