Last Updated: September 2 at 5:00 PM ET
Welcome to Nielsen’s 2020 Election Hub, where you can find the most up-to-date data on this year’s biggest election events. This resource includes current and historical election event ratings, as well as related topical insights and solutions.
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PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
This rotating feature will shine a spotlight on the next, most anticipated election event.
Now that each party has nominated their the presidential and vice presidential candidates, the candidates will face each other in a series of debates that will kick off on September 29.
Nielsen will release fast ratings for each of the four events, as they are available. For the first time ever, we’ve compiled historical ratings for every presidential and vice presidential debate in the interactive charts below, enabling you to spot trends and trend-breaking events.
More details (regarding age breakouts, channels, etc.) are available in the media advisories below.
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September 29 – Cleaveland, Ohio
October 15 – Miami, Florida
October 22 – Nashville, Tennessee
vice presidential debate
October 7 – Salt Lake City, Utah
Current and Historical convention media advisories
Below are the most recent and historical media advisories for the national conventions including total audience estimates, age breakouts and other details.
HISTORIcAL ELECTION EVENT RATINGS
We’ve had our pulse on America’s political main events since the 1960s, and now you can see how Americans have viewed each one over the last six decades. The charts below showcase our available historical ratings for key election events.
Although presidential elections are the main event, there’s much more to politics. Read through our past articles to see how Americans have tuned in or out of politics in the past.
SOLUTIONS FOR THE POLITICALLY SAVVY
With so much at stake, it’s critical that campaigns allocate the right resources in order to reach key voters and maximize investments. Discover how to reach voters, develop impactful messaging and increase the overall awareness of their candidates.
PARTY AFFILIATION BY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Source: Nielsen Scarborough/Rhiza 2017