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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

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