TYT Network, the progressive digital news network behind flagship show The Young Turks, announced today a staggering milestone: its shows have been viewed 6 billion times since the company’s online launch in 2005.
Perhaps more impressive is the pace at which this figure has been reached. Between 2007 and 2012, for instance, the network accumulated 2 billion views. But in the era of President Donald Trump, TYT Network clocked 2 billion views in 2016 alone. The company says it had more online views than CNN, MSNBC, and Fox last month, citing figures from comScore, and more unique viewers than all of those networks combined among audiences aged 13 to 24. Across all social platforms, TYT Network says it amasses more than 200 million views per month.
At the same time, The Young Turks announced that it will stream its TYT Live series on web-based TV platform Pluto TV beginning today. Broadcasting weekdays from 6-8pm ET, the show features hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian breaking down news, politics, social justice, entertainment, and popular culture. Audience members can also interact on Twitter in real-time using the hashtag #TYTLive.
TYT launched on Pluto TV in October 2015. In addition to its first live show on the platform, the TYT Network also furnishes content from its other verticals, including TYT Politics, TYT Interviews, and TYT Sports. Pluto TV announced a $30 million funding round from investors including ProSiebenSat.1 and Scripps Networks Interactive last October.