The numbers are in, and CNN’s election coverage broke records across every platform.
On-air, CNN beat every broadcast and cable network Tuesday night from 8-12:30 a.m. ET with an average of 13.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
ABC trailed with 12.5 million, NBC had 11.9 million, Fox News Channel posted 8.1 million, CBS averaged 7.5 million, MSBNC had 6.4 million, and FOX posted 4.7 million. In all, close to 80 million viewers tuned in to watch election night coverage.
I was surprised CNN did so well, and expected more out NBC, which I’m sure was hurting by not only the absense of Tim Russert but that stupid virtual reality center they used.