Twitter Launches #Debates Emoji for Presidential Debates
Social media site Twitter said Tuesday its livestream of Bloomberg Politics’ presidential debate broadcast on Sunday night reached 3.2 million unique viewers, an increase of 30% over the first presidential debate, which reached 2.5 million unique viewers.
The viewership count includes pre and post-debate insight and analysis led by Bloomberg Politics managing editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and Washington bureau chief Megan Murphy.
Sunday night’s livestream of the Bloomberg Politics broadcast, part of a partnership between Twitter and Bloomberg Media, had an average minute audience (AMA) of 369K viewers, up 7% from 344K AMA during the first presidential debate. 70% of Sunday night’s live viewers were under the age of 35.
Twitter said the second presidential debate was the most Tweeted ever, with more than 17 million debate-related Tweets sent. These Tweets were seen more than 3.6 billion times worldwide on and off of Twitter.
Sunday was also the most Tweeted day of the entire 2016 election, with nearly 30 million Tweets sent as audiences turned to Twitter for news, commentary and reactions to what’s happening now.