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TV news prepares for a record-setting election night with Trump vs. Clinton

TV news prepares for a record-setting election night with Trump vs. Clinton

If the wild, unpredictable 2016 presidential campaign is a reality show starring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, think of election night as the series finale.

Based on the record-shattering ratings for the debates and all-time audience highs for the cable news networks during the last year, it’s likely that Tuesday will be the most-watched night of election coverage ever.

The current record for election coverage is 71.5 million viewers who watched across 13 networks in 2008 when President Obama was elected, according to Nielsen.

“Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are obviously not the most popular candidates, but they are probably the most watched candidates...

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