CNN leads on Final Election Day coverage

CNN Trounces Competition On Final Election Day

CNN's Election Day audience levels broke viewership records and outperformed the competition.

November 11th, 2020


On the final Election Day (Day 5, Saturday, November 7th), CNN trounced the competition in Total Day (3am-3am) as well as during Vice President-Elect Harris’s and President-Elect Biden’s prime time speeches (8:30-9:00pm) in both total viewers, adults 25-54 and younger viewers (18-34)


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Election Week 2020 was CNN Digital’s best series of days in history, far outpacing anything on record with five of the six all-time best days ever in unique visitors and the top three days on record for live video viewers.

The live stream of Friday and Saturday’s unauthenticated airing of CNN’s 2020 election coverage saw a peak of 1.15 million concurrent streams at 8:43 pm Saturday, during President-Elect Joe Biden’s address to the nation. 

CNN’s coverage of Joe Biden’s acceptance speech (8:30-9pm) saw an average audience of 947k users live streaming the average minute (equivalent to the way TV ratings are calculated). This was the highest digital average audience for CNN on record.

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