Election Coverage draws nearly 7 million viewers

The coverage of the UK election saw nearly 7 million viewers tune in to programmes across the channels but while no party may have “won” the election it was the BBC who was the clear winner with its coverage amassing the most viewers.

 

The coverage of the UK election saw nearly 7 million viewers tune in to programmes across the channels but while no party may have “won” the election it was the BBC who was the clear winner with its coverage amassing the most viewers. Voters may put their crosses on the ballot papers for a Hung Parliament but fingers on buttons last night meant that the BBC was the winner with the majority of viewers opting for their coverage. Figures reveal that BBC One’s coverage had 4 million viewers between 10pm and 2am with a peak of nearly 6 million viewers around 11pm. BBC News had 1 million viewers – putting it ahead of rivals Sky News. Sky News fell behind its BBC rivals – a reversal of what happened in the 2005 election – with just 351,000 viewers. ITV’s coverage had just 1.2 million viewers with a peak of 2.4 million in the early stages of its coverage. Channel Four’s “Alternative Election Night” with Jimmy Carr and David Mitchell also proved to be popular with viewers as 1.6 million tuned in with a peak of 2.6 million viewers. ITV’s coverage had just 1.2 million viewers with a peak of 2.4 million in the early stages of its coverage.

 

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