The eyes of America were upon the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday night, and one network won out in ratings by a landslide.
According to Deadline Hollywood, NBC led broadcast networks in TV ratings for Tuesday’s election coverage. (RELATED: Several Primetime Shows Hit Season Lows Last Night. The Numbers Are Horrific)
On primetime channels, NBC led the competition with a massive 4.2 Nielsen rating (which means 4.2 percent of the participating U.S. population tuned in). ABC came in second with an almost equally as impressive 4.0 Nielsen rating. CBS trailed behind with a 3.0 rating.
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Texans are hard working, love their neighbors, love their country, and believe in the American ideal; the greatest set of ideas for a free people that the world has ever known. As a team that was the message we spread for the last year, it became the dream that we shared and what we all voted on today. You all became a part of that dream and it caught fire. People were reminded of the great things that make up the American spirit. Thank you all for being part of that dream, thank you for your dedication and thank you for your trust. See you in Washington!
It’s worth noting that primetime channels almost always lose out to cable channels that boast a 24/7 news cycle during election coverage. Those numbers are not yet available.