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Thursday 21 of October 2021

Nielsen Says 23.5 Million Watched Super Tuesday Returns

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These returns left Clinton and Trump closer to their party nominations for president

The Nielsen company says an estimated 23.5 million Americans watched Super Tuesday election returns on six networks at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to supporters as she arrives to address supporters at her Super Tuesday election night rally in Miami, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to supporters. Photo: AP/Gerald Herbert.

During that hour, the top three broadcast networks had election specials, while CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC continued with their extensive coverage of returns that left Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump closer to their party nominations for president.
Nielsen says NBC averaged 5.7 million viewers at that hour. CBS had 5 million, Fox News Channel had 4.6 million, CNN had 3.9 million, ABC had 2.3 million and MSNBC had just under 2 million.

Electores participan en las votaciones primarias del Supermartes en la escuela Churchland en Portsmouth, Virginia el martes 1 de marzo de 2016. Este martes hay elecciones primarias en más de una decena de estados, una jornada electoral conocida como Supermartes y que ayudará a definir aún más la carrera presidencial en EEUU. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Voters participated in the primary elections of the Super Tuesday. Photo: AP/Stephen M. Katzt.

Between 8 and 11 p.m. EST, Fox News had 4.9 million viewers, CNN had 4.1 million and MSNBC had 2 million.