All of NBCUniversal's Democratic Debate Ads Aired as Planned, Despite Audio Snafu

Third ad pod moved up as a result of the technical glitch, but no spots were skipped

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An audio snafu briefly disrupted the first Democratic primary debate last night, co-hosted by NBCUniversal, but it didn’t impact NBCU’s ad inventory for the two-hour telecast, despite what moderator Chuck Todd seemed to indicate later in the program.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. ET Wednesday during the debate, which aired on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.

After the moderators for the first hour—Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz Balart—passed the baton to Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, it appeared that their mics were still on as they spoke backstage.



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