TYT WAS MOST WATCHED PROGRESSIVE NEWS NETWORK ON ELECTION NIGHT
TYT WAS MOST WATCHED PROGRESSIVE NEWS NETWORK ON ELECTION NIGHT -3 million total views online from 13 hour broadcast -
LOS ANGELES - November 4, 2020 - TYT (TYT.com) was the most watched progressive news network on Election Day with over 3 million total views during the network’s 13 hours of coverage from the TYT studio in Los Angeles, remote locations, and Biden campaign headquarters. Election programming streamed both on digital platforms and linear TV: YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Xumo, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Flex, and Samsung TV Plus.
TYT was the Progressive Headquarters for Election Day, featuring commentary and analysis from hosts Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and John Iadarola. Progressive candidates and leaders like Jamaal Bowman, Nina Turner, Kara Eastman, and Julie Oliver joined in for live interviews. A rotating panel of progressive commentators appeared throughout the night including: TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, Ryan Grim of The Intercept, Francesca Fiorentini of AJ+, David Dayen of The American Prospect, host of Overruled on TYT Adrienne Lawrence, Benjamin Dixon of The Benjamin Dixon Show, Nando Vila of Jacobin, Aida Rodriguez host of Truth Serum and Alonzo Bodden.
Election results remained unknown Tuesday night. With the possibility of Joe Biden narrowly winning the election, Cenk Uygur asked progressive leader Nina Turner if unity with establishment Democrats was still possible. She said, “Operation no honeymoon.” Turner explained, "What we need now is leaders who don't run away from a progressive agenda."
According to leading global video measurement and analytics platform Tubular, TYT maintained the #1 spot as the most engaged news and politics network, beating Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC consistently for the past four months across platforms and on YouTube. TYT’s engagement score on YouTube was nearly double that of competitors Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Among digital-first news providers, TYT had the largest US 13+ cross-platform audience reaching 11.4M unique viewers in September. TYT also ranked #1 in watchtime categories:
30 second viewership: 48.5M Total Minutes Watched: 146M Avg. videos watched per unique user: 4.2 *Source: Tubular, US based News & Politics, September
TYT’s historic election coverage streamed across several of its owned and operated channels and brought together anchors of The Young Turks, The Damage Report and other TYT Network shows. It also streamed on Rebel Headquarters, TYT Sports, The Conversation, and TYT Investigates.
ABOUT ‘THE YOUNG TURKS’ AND TYT
TYT is America's largest online progressive news network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 250 million views a month.
Most recently, Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediaite on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2019. Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics - Series. In 2017, The Young Turks received best in News and Culture at the 7th Annual Streamy Awards, won the 21st Annual People’s Voice Webby Award for Online Film & Video - News & Politics series, and was also recognized with the Audience Honor at the 10th Annual Shorty Awards under Overall YouTube Presence. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).
TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, TYT Investigates, Happy Half Hour, and more.
TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, and more.