YouTube remained the key battleground, with Geo News’s coverage whipping up nearly 120 million views, outflanking its competitors
Pakistan’s Geo News, the leading TV channel, has notched up history by emerging as an international standard-bearer with its panoptic 2024 election coverage, outperforming both local and global competitors in terms of timeliness, credibility, and impartiality.
Noted for its unbiased reporting, Geo News became the go-to source for credible information, piling up an impressive 10 million hours of total viewership. This supremacy also extended to social media, where its coverage garnered a staggering 237 million views across various platforms in the last three days.
YouTube remained the key battleground, with Geo News’s coverage whipping up nearly 120 million views, outflanking its competitors. Further cementing its dominance, the channel pulled off a record-breaking peak viewership of over 300,000 users on YouTube.
During the general elections, a team of reporters went to every nook and corner across the country to cover news and election-related activities.
The transmission highlighted even the district politics, critical contests, manifestos and the chances of victory of various candidates.
“Geo has set an international standard on how to cover a complex election like Pakistan,” a senior foreign diplomat said in a message to Geo News.
Apart from this, all the important news and different aspects of the elections were presented uniquely.
These two Indian journalists also appreciated Geo News’s election coverage.
Senior journalists and analysts including Hamid Mir, Sohail Waraich, Salim Safi, Mazhar Abbas, Shahzeb Khanzada, Irshad Bhatti, Wajih Sani, Shehzad Iqbal, Benazir Shah, Mehmal and news anchors Muhammad Junaid, Abdullah Sultan, Huma Ameer Shah, Sarah Ilyas, Neelam Yusuf, Aleena Farooq among several others are part of this transmission.
Imran Khan’s former focal person on digital media Arsalan Khalid praised Geo News for its “best election transmission on the mainstream media.”
Even Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a ruthless critic of Geo, also praised and relied on the channel’s credible election coverage.
Many international media outlets and wire services quoted Geo News in their reports, while netizens also liked its election transmission.
Muhammad Junaid wins praise online
Anchorperson Muhammad Junaid’s outstanding performance during the election transmission was hailed on X and other social media platforms.
Hamid Mir went on to say: “Our marathon runner news anchor Junaid created a record by speaking non-stop on Geo News since last three hours without any fumble. He is announcing results of #Election2024 with full speed and energy”.
Investigative Journalist Fakhar Durrani also posted an appreciation note on social media website X, stating: “Hats off to you.”
Junaid thanked Mir and others for their kind words and said: “The whole team played their role to present the best election transmission on Geo News”.
In the wake of this overwhelming response, Geo News extends gratitude to its viewers for their trust and engagement, reinforcing the channel’s position as a leading voice in South Asian media and a global reference for the exceptional coverage of the 2024 election.