Report: 53 percent of viewers in Austin TV market voted for Clinton

Hillary Clinton (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Austin TV market, which includes 12 Central Texas counties, favored Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential election – but president-elect Donald Trump wasn’t far behind.

New data released this week by Echelon Insights shows that 53.27 percent of voters in Nielsen’s Austin designated market area (or DMA) – Travis, Williamson, Hays, Mason, Llano, Gillespie, Burnet, Blanco, Caldwell, Bastrop, Fayette and Lee counties – cast ballots for Clinton, compared to 40.01 percent for Trump.

The results in other Texas TV markets were, in many cases, much, much different. Abilene, for example, had the highest percentage of Trump votes in the entire country: 79.13 percent.

Here are the results from a few other Texas DMAs:

  • Dallas: 53.50 percent Trump, 41.80 percent Clinton
  • Houston: 49.76 percent Trump, 46.06 percent Clinton
  • San Antonio: 49.36 percent Trump, 46.03 percent Clinton
  • Bryan/College Station: 61.59 percent Trump, 33.17 percent Clinton
  • El Paso: 65.17 percent Clinton, 28.53 percent Trump
  • Harlingen: 67.62 percent Clinton, 29.00 percent Trump
  • Tyler/Longview: 72.80 percent Trump, 24.07 percent Clinton
  • Corpus Christi: 51.18 percent Trump, 45.08 percent Clinton
  • Amarillo: 77.54 percent Trump, 17.73 percent Clinton
  • Beaumont: 64.65 percent Trump, 33.04 percent Clinton
  • Lubbock: 69.69 percent Trump, 25.58 percent Clinton
  • Midland: 70.44 percent Trump, 25.54 percent Clinton
  • Laredo: 73.89 percent Clinton, 23.28 percent Trump

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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