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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 6

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 1.744 | MSNBC: 980 | CNN: 1.917 | HLN: 108
  • Primetime: FNC: 4.456 | MSNBC: 1.998 | CNN: 4.582 | HLN: 154

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC TheFive: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election:
1.251 1.763 2.833 4.070 4.519 4.765 4.356 2.629
MSNBC Matthews: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election:
676 901 1.264 1.584 2.058 2.348 2.448 2.351
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election: Election:
1.119 1.701 2.750 3.873 4.648 5.195 5.313 4.710
110 129 168 202 137 124 61 45

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Analysis: CNN The Clear Ratings Winner For Big Moments, But FNC Only Channel Up From 2008

The final ratings are in, and there were clear patterns among cable news viewers. For the three most important moments of the night: President Obama’s win, Mitt Romney’s concession speech and President Obama’s acceptance speech, CNN was the most watched channel on cable news.

Meanwhile, Fox News viewers seemed to have little interest in watching President Obama, as the network lost more than eight million viewers from 11 PM to his speech just after 1:30 AM. CNN only lost two million viewers, while MSNBC only lost one million viewers.

Fox News did get some very important bragging rights however: it was the only cable news channel to post ratings gains compared to election night 2008, seeing increases in just about every hour. CNN was down around 20% compared to 2008, and MSNBC was down every hour in primetime compared to 2008.

The key moments:

  • From 11PM-12 AM, the hour in which every network called the race for President Obama:

CNN – 10.79M total viewers / 5.31M 25-54
FNC – 10.10M total viewers / 4.36M 25-54
MSNBC – 5.54M total viewers / 2.45M 25-54

  • Mitt Romney’s concession speech:

CNN - 8.97M / 4.56M
FNC – 4.04M / 1.90M
MSNBC – 4.52M / 2.10M (1amET average. Romney’s speech was 12:55-1:01)

  • President Obama’s acceptance speech:

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Where to Watch the 2012 Election Results

As Election Day votes are being counted, here’s what you can expect this election night on TV:

TVNewser will be live-blogging all night beginning at 7pmET, so make sure to check in with us.

Democracy Plaza Returns for NBC News Networks

Rockefeller Plaza will once again turn into Democracy Plaza in the final week of the 2012 elections. The plaza will be the backdrop for Decision 2012 coverage for NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, NBC News Channel, and WNBC in the week leading up to the election.

On election night, a giant map on the Rockefeller Center skating rink will be filled in as each state goes for either Obama or Romney while red and blue banners representing the electoral vote will climb the front of 30 Rockefeller Center.

Democracy Plaza will be free and open to the public beginning next Tuesday until election day with several interactive exhibits for visitors including replicas of the Oval Office and the White House press briefing room, a video booth and caricature artists roaming the plaza.