Recap: How international broadcasters covered the U.S. debate

Over 84 million American’s watched Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, setting a new record for viewership.

Internationally, many networks that otherwise would have only provided a quick story or recap of the debate went wall-to-wall with specials and simulcasts. Here’s a quick look at how some presented their coverage of the historic night.

BBC World News


BBC used a hexagon look with generic candidate photos.




France’s BFM used an over-the-top look that may remind U.S. viewers of CNN’s glossy blocks. Studio wise, the network went with a completely virtual set with plenty of patriotism. Watch the open on Lenodal.


CCTV America



China’a English language news network, CCTV America, featured two illustrations of the candidates for its coverage.

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