US Presidential Election 2016 Statistics



us presidential election 2016

While people have very differing opinions about the presidential election 2016 candidates and their collective behavior and rhetoric during this race, once thing can be agreed on by all- this election cycle is racking up some amazing stats!

Be it fundraising, spending, television coverage, viewership, voter turnout, etc, records have being shattered and things aren't done yet. With a Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton showdown upon us, things have gotten very interesting, to say the least.

So just how crazy are the presidential campaign numbers this year? Here are the more interesting 2016 US presidential election statistics and fun facts I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff throughout the race. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official campaign tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the campaign.  In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don't guarantee anything.

US Presidential Election 2016 Statistics

Number of television viewers for the 9/26/16 Presidential debate:

84 million viewers


Number of television viewers for the 10/9/16 Presidential debate:

66.5 million viewers


Amount raised total, to date, by 2016 presidential candidates and super PACs:

more than $1.6 billion

Last updated 10/11/16


Presidential candidate that has raised the most total (candidate+PACs) in this cycle:

Hillary Clinton (over $500 million)

Last updated 10/11/16


Amount Donald Trump has raised to date (candidate+PACs) in this cycle:

(over $200 million)

Last updated 10/11/16


Amount Gary Johnson has raised to date (candidate+PACs) in this cycle:

(over $8 million)

Last updated 10/11/16


Amount Jill Stein has raised to date (candidate+PACs) in this cycle:

(over $1.8 million)

Last updated 10/11/16


Presidential candidate that has raised the most (not including PACs) in this cycle:

Hillary Clinton ($143 million)

Last updated 10/11/16


Presidential candidate whose related PACs have raised the most in this cycle:

Hillary Clinton ($373 million)

Last updated 10/11/16


Percentage raised by GOP presidential candidates that have dropped out that has been spent:

93.4%

Last updated 3/21/16


Percentage raised by GOP Super PACs supporting presidential candidates that have dropped out that has been spent:

85.8%

Last updated 3/21/16


Number of television ads run to date by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign:

83,095 ads

Last updated 3/21/16


Number of television ads run to date by Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign:

82,187 ads

Last updated 3/21/16


Number of million dollar donors to presidential campaigns or PACs supporting presidential candidates in the 2016 cycle:

87

Last updated 2/9/16


Percentage of all that Donald Trump's campaign has raised that comes from people other than himself:

almost 30%

Last updated 2/20/16


Amount of all that Donald Trump's campaign has raised that comes from people other than himself:

$7.5 million

Last updated 2/20/16


Estimated amount of free media that Donald Trump's social media efforts have earned him:

$383 million

Last updated 3/16/16


Estimated amount of free media coverage Donald Trump has earned during the 2016 Presidential campaign:

$1.898 billion

Last updated 3/15/16


Estimated amount of free media coverage Hillary Clinton has earned during the 2016 Presidential campaign:

$746 million

Last updated 3/15/16


Estimated amount of free media coverage Bernie Sanders has earned during the 2016 Presidential campaign:

$321 million

Last updated 3/15/16


Estimated amount of free media coverage Ted Cruz has earned during the 2016 Presidential campaign:

$313 million

Last updated 3/15/16


Amount of presidential candidate- or issue-related content that has been watched on YouTube since April 2015:

110 million hours

Last updated 3/24/16


Percentage of people watching political content on YouTube that are under age 35:

69%

Last updated 3/24/16


Average number of weekday prime time viewers of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC in 2016:

5.7 million viewers per day

Last updated 3/23/16


Average number of weekday prime time viewers of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC in 2015:

3.4 million viewers per day


Number of television viewers of the 1st GOP debate on 8/6/15:

24 million viewers


Number of television viewers for the 9/16/15 CNN GOP debate:

23 million viewers


Number of television viewers for the 12/15/15 CNN GOP debate:

18.1 million viewers


Number of television viewers for the 1/14/16 Fox Business GOP debate:

11 million viewers


Number of television viewers for the 3/3/16 ("Big Hands") Fox GOP debate:

16.8 million viewers


Television channel that has made the most of Presidential television ads since December 2015:

Fox News ($1.4 million)

Last updated 2/26/16


Percentage of Presidential television advertising impressions that have occurred on local TV (since December 2015):

41.3%

Last updated 2/26/16

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