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ELECTION NIGHT TV RATINGS REVEALED

The BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and GB News pulled out all the stops for their election night coverage.



The BBC's coverage, anchored by Laura Kuenssberg and Clive Myrie, along with BBC political editor Chris Mason, peaked with 4.6m for the exit poll announcement, with 11.9m tuning into the coverage for at least 3 minutes up to 2am - the most of any broadcaster.



On ITV, Tom Bradby and Robert Peston were joined by George Osborne, Ed Balls and Nicola Sturgeon for reaction and analysis. The 10pm hour, including the exit poll averaged 1.3m according to reports.


On Sky News, Kay Burley presented live from Sky Sports' 360-degree immersive studio with Political Editor Beth Rigby, Sunday show presenter Sir Trevor Phillips, and data and economics editor Ed Conway. Sky say their viewership peaked with 2.5m across TV and online, up 29% on 2019.



A new approached for election night on Channel 4 with Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Emily Maitlis anchoring alongside podcasting duo Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart was watched by double that of its 2019 coverage with just under 1m turning in over the 10pm hour.


For GB News, its coverage was anchored by Stephen Dixon and Camilla Tominey in their London studio with Patrick Christys and Michelle Dewberry at the 'watch party'. It averaged 1.1% of the total TV audience between 10pm and 2am.



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