Election Night Ratings: 50.1 Million Tune In, With Fox News Leading Pack

Matt Webb Mitovich
·1 min read

A total audience of 50.1 million people tuned in for Tuesday night’s marathon (and thus far incomplete!) presidential election coverage, across the four broadcast networks plus Fox News, CNN and three other cable outlets.

That grand total is down 30 percent from TV’s coverage of the 2016 presidential election between businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton

Fox News led this year’s cable pack with 13.6 million total viewers, followed by CNN’s 9.1 million.

Of the broadcast audience watching the votes trickle in for incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, ABC accounted for 6.1 million, followed by NBC’s 5.6 mil, while CBS and Fox drew 4.3 mil and 3.3 mil, respectively.

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