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NBC Tops Election Coverage of Donald Trump Victory

The Four Broadcast Networks Total a 20.9 Rating/30 Share in Households

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 7.0/10, ABC: 6.1/ 9, CBS: 4.8/ 7, Fox: 3.0/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1

Note: The year-to-year overnight comparisons are excluded due to the live Election coverage.

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-Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about the Presidential Election on the Big 4 networks, of course. NBC led the live coverage, averaging an estimated 7.0 rating/10 share in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m. The four networks combined — NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox — totaled a 20.9 rating/30 share. As a reminder, results for any live event are always estimated.

Additional data on the Presidential Election ratings will be published as the day progresses.

Only The CW aired scripted telecasts last night, and it was care of repeats of “The Flash” (#5: 0.8 1 at 8 p.m.) and freshman drama “No Tomorrow” (#5: 0.4 1 at 9 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday. Oct. 25 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News – Your Voice Your Vote – 2016 Election Results: 5.5/ 8 (#2)
CBS – Campaign 2016 – Election Night: 4.6/ 7 (#3)
NBC – Decision Night in America: 6.3/ 9 (#1)
Fox – You Decide – 2016 Election Special: 3.1/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News – Your Voice Your Vote – 2016 Election Results: 5.7/ 8 (#2)
CBS – Campaign 2016 – Election Night: 4.7/ 7 (#3)
NBC – Decision Night in America: 5.7/ 8 (#1)
Fox – You Decide – 2016 Election Special: 3.0/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News – Your Voice Your Vote – 2016 Election Results: 6.2/ 9 (#2)
CBS – Campaign 2016 – Election Night: 4.8/ 7 (#3)
NBC – Decision Night in America: 7.1/10 (#1)
Fox – You Decide – 2016 Election Special: 3.3/ 5 (#4)
CW – “No Tomorrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News – Your Voice Your Vote – 2016 Election Results: 6.2/ 9 (#2)
CBS – Campaign 2016 – Election Night: 4.9/ 7 (#3)
NBC – Decision Night in America: 7.2/10 (#1)
Fox – You Decide – 2016 Election Special: 3.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “No Tomorrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News – Your Voice Your Vote – 2016 Election Results: 6.5/ 9 (#2)
CBS – Campaign 2016 – Election Night: 5.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Decision Night in America: 7.4/10 (#1)
Fox – You Decide – 2016 Election Special: 2.7/ 4 (#4)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News – Your Voice Your Vote – 2016 Election Results: 6.5/ 9 (#2)
CBS – Campaign 2016 – Election Night: 4.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Decision Night in America: 7.5/11 (#1)
Fox – You Decide – 2016 Election Special: 2.7/ 4 (#4)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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