Two-thirds of registered voters expect to watch the first Trump-Clinton debate, according to a recent Morning Consult poll. It is on track to become the most watched debate ever and might even get close to Super Bowl viewing numbers. The first Republican primary debate shattered records. 24 million people tuned in to watch the first Republican primary debate, the highest-rated primary debate in television history and bigger than the MLB World Series games.
Republican nominee Donald Trump knows how to make good TV and people want to see what he will do, which explains much of the interest.