Ratings: An election happened -- you watched (mostly on ABC)!
More constituents watched coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election on ABC than any other broadcast network last night, according to preliminary overnight ratings, with NBC ranking a close second. (Final figures addressing the fact that the election returns were broadcast live in all time zones are due on Thursday evening. Check back then for a full report.)
The CW was the only network to air its regular Tuesday night programming: 90210 (3.0 million viewers) and Privileged (2.3 million). Barack Obama and his punch-drunk supporters weren’t the night’s only winners, though — over in cable land, Indecision 2008: America’s Choice, coanchored by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, drew 3.1 million viewers for Comedy Central, making it the most-watched election special in the network’s history. Hats off, Nation!