You can still watch the final televised presidential debate Wednesday even if you don’t have a TV. Many social networks and online outlets will join traditional news organizations in streaming the debate on their websites and apps. Some will also offer behind-the-scenes content and commentary, ranging from collecting related tweets to serious fact checks.
Viewership is expected to be high. In fact, the first debate in September was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.
Here’s your online guide to Wednesday’s debate, which starts at 9 p.m. EDT and will be moderated by Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday. It will take place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
The service will again stream Bloomberg Television’s live coverage of the debate, just as it has done for the previous ones. To watch, go to http://debates.twitter.com , or visit Bloomberg’s bpolitics Twitter feed. Twitter says the streams will include special political programming and commentary from Bloomberg 30 minutes before and after the debate. You do not need a Twitter account — or be logged in — to watch.
ABC News will show live streams from the debate and offer footage from watch parties, anchors and correspondents. The network says it will “incorporate viewers’ comments, questions and conversations” into its Facebook Live coverage. To find it, go to the ABC News Facebook page.
Other organizations are hopping on the Facebook Live bandwagon as well, including Fox News, C-SPAN, The New York Times, CNBC and Telemundo.
Google’s video streaming site is hosting debate streams from several news outlets, including NBC News, C-SPAN, The Washington Post, Telemundo, Univision and Fox News. In addition, Google says “your favorite YouTube creators” such as the Young Turks and Complex News will be streaming live reports from the debates, using YouTube Live directly from their phones.