NEW YORK – There was also a good election attendance on television.
The company in Nielsen said Wednesday that 36.1 million people watched the interim election results on TV, an increase of no less than 59 percent compared to the last interim periods in 2014. For the last interim elections during the presidency of Barack Obama looked at an estimated 22.7 million people are counting.
Nielsen said it was the largest election public in the medium term, dating back to 2002.
Fox News Channel led the way with 7.78 million viewers. Not only did Fox have the largest audience, it also made the bravest movement of any network by declaring that the Democrats would take over the House of Representatives well before their rivals, and the election team proved to be correct.
NBC was second with an average of 5.69 million viewers in prime time. ABC had 5.26 million, CNN had 5.07 million, MSNBC had 4.75 million and Statistics Netherlands had 3.86 million, said Nielsen.
The broadcast networks have felt the interest, with a coverage of three hours, up to an hour in prime time during the more recent interim periods.
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