The major broadcast networks preempted regularly scheduled primetime programming for a second night on Wednesday in favor of coverage of the still-undecided presidential election.
Lester Holt anchored four hours of NBC News coverage from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, while ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos anchored one hour of coverage from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. CBS News also preempted programming in the 10 p.m. ET timeslot for coverage led by “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell.
The scheduling decisions come as cable news networks outperformed their broadcast counterparts on election night.
Fox News was the most-watched network for Tuesday’s election night coverage, averaging 13.63 million total viewers in prime time for what proved to be a drama-filled and anxiety-provoking evening.
CNN came in second with 9.1 million total viewers, followed by