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Tuesday Overnights: NBC Tops Midterm Election Night Coverage

Big 3 Total an 11.1 Rating in Households in Primetime

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.1/ 7, ABC: 3.9/ 6, CBS: 3.1/ 5, Fox: 2.0/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

Note:
Due to the election coverage, the percent change from the year-ago evening is not included.

Ratings Breakdown:
Given the live nature of the election coverage, overnight results for ABC, CBS and NBC are approximate. Combined, the three networks totaled an 11.1 rating/18 share in the household overnights. NBC topped the trio, with an estimated 4.1/ 7 in primetime. Next was ABC at a 3.9/ 6 followed by CBS at a 3.1/ 5. Of course, this does not include coverage on PBS and the cable news networks.

Only Fox offered original scripted programming last night care of its combination of “The Gifted” (#4: 1.8/ 3 at 8 p.m. ET), which is heavily social media dependent, and “Lethal Weapon” (#5: 0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.). The CW featured encore telecasts of “The Flash” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and “Black Lightning” (#5: 0.4/ 1).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, October 30 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News 2018 Midterm Election: 4.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – CBS News”: Election Night: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
NBC – The Vote: America’s Future: 4.4/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News 2018 Midterm Election: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
CBS – CBS News: Election Night: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – The Vote: America’s Future: 4.2/ 6 (#1)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News 2018 Midterm Election: 3.9/ 6 (#2)
CBS – CBS News”: Election Night: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
NBC – The Vote: America’s Future: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.2/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News 2018 Midterm Election: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
CBS – CBS News: Election Night: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – The Vote: America’s Future: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – ABC News 2018 Midterm Election: 4.0/ 7 (#1t)
CBS – CBS News: Election Night: 2.9/ 5/ 5 (#3)
NBC – The Vote: America’s Future: 4.0/ 7 (#1t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – ABC News 2018 Midterm Election: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
CBS – CBS News”: Election Night: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
NBC – The Vote: America’s Future: 3.7/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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