The final result of the 2020 presidential election is still very much in the air, however, a strong possibility is that fewer night viewers watched Election Night this year than in previous cycles.
About 22.8 million viewers approached ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision and Telemundo to watch the start of the back-and-forth race between Donald Trump and JB Biden. It is still in very early numbers, at the same stage significantly below Election Night 2016. It remains to be seen whether the final total for last night’s once more accurate time zone adjusted numbers, as well as for the cable news network and many other carriers, will be available the next day.
At this very early stage, ABC is moving forward with a total viewership of 9.9 million, followed very closely by NBC with 5.7 million. CBS ranks fourth with 6. million million viewers and third with 4.4 million viewers. For comparison, NBC doubled the number of viewers in preliminary figures and was at the forefront in 2016, when ABC’s touch was less than 10 million.
Speaking of the Spanish-language network, Univision currently has the upper hand over Telemando, with 1.8 million viewers in the previous scoring and 1.4 million in the next.
The total number to win from the last election is .41 .. million, which was Nilson’s final count last time in a dozen networks. Which showed a decline of about 6% since the night of 2012, drawing 66.8 million viewers. The record number of TV viewers for election night is 51.5 million who were preparing to watch Barack Obama in 2008 to win a historic victory.
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