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CBSN Soars to Unprecedented 19 Million Streams; 11 Million Viewers

CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage, set new viewership records in every category on Tuesday, November 8 for its coverage of Election Day. CBSN drew a record 19.1 million streams and 11.1 million unique viewers from 12am ET on November 8 through 4am ET on November 9, beating prior records of 2.98 million streams and 1.4 million unique viewers set on Monday, September 26 for coverage of the first presidential debate. CBSN also set a new hourly viewership record, drawing 1.6 million streams from 11pm-12am ET.

These viewership records build upon a momentous growth period for the service. CBSN set a new quarterly viewership record in the third quarter of 2016 with more than 60 million streams, and a new monthly viewership record in October with 27.2 million streams. Five of CBSN's top-10 days occurred during September and October. CBSN has consistently attracted viewers in key younger demos and the average age of CBSN viewers is 38.

CBSNews.com also set a record on November 8 with 31 million visits, more than five times the prior record.

"We saw incredibly strong viewership numbers across mobile, connected TV and desktop platforms for our Election Day coverage, proving that CBSN delivered the news when and where people needed it on a critical day," said Christy Tanner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBS News Digital.

"We are proud that our coverage stood apart for so many viewers on a day when there were more options than ever to watch live results and analysis," said Nancy Lane, Senior Executive Producer, CBS News Digital.

CBSN's around-the-clock coverage of Election Day, available for free across all leading digital platforms, was led by CBSN anchor Josh Elliott and CBS News correspondents Vladimir Duthiers and Reena Ninan. CBSN featured the Network's Campaign 2016: Election Night coverage from 7:00 PM - 3:30 AM, ET and offered additional ongoing live coverage and post-election analysis through Wednesday morning.

About CBSN: CBSN is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage across platforms. CBSN launched on November 6, 2014, and has grown significantly since its debut. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com, connected TV devices and gaming consoles including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Roku players and Roku TV models, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, as well as the CBS News mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows 8.1. Follow CBSN on Twitter @CBSNews and on Facebook and Instagram.

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