How news channels fared with their Counting Day coverage on YouTube
The entire 2019 Elections battle – from the campaigning stage to the final Counting Day played out on news channels. While TV was the primary medium for the news channels, YouTube also played a significant role in accessing the news.
Online video analytics & marketing company Vidooly has released its report on ‘Indian News Channels Coverage of 2019 Election Results on YouTube’. As per the report, ABP News and AajTak were the most viewed live stream Hindi News channels on Counting Day. ABP News was the most viewed between 9 am and 1 pm and then from 3-4 pm and again at 6 pm, securing the highest viewership of 806.74K at 10 am.
AajTak dominated the second half on Counting Day. The channel secured the highest viewership of 431.50K at 8 am and was the most watched at 2 pm and 5 pm and then 7 pm to 8 pm.
Among the English News channels, Republic TV and CNN-News18 were the most viewed live stream news channels. While CNN-News18 started off at 8 am in the top spot, Republic TV took over for the rest of the day from 10 am to 8 pm. The highest viewership garnered by Republic TV was at 1 pm, which stood at 63.91K.
CNN-News18’s highest viewership was at 51.74K, which was recorded at 10 am.