|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||4.0/10||3.8/8||2.4/6||2.0/5||1.3/3||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||12.56||11.15||8.42||4.95||3.525||1.547|
Due to the live nature of last night's election coverage and frequent local election news breaks Fast Affiliate Ratings for Tuesday are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustment in the finals
NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
FOX's election coverage was even with '08 (2.0), ABC's election coverage earned a 3.8 and was down from last election year's 4.5. CBS's election coverage earned a 2.7, which was up from last election year's 2.3 and NBC earned a 4.6, which was up from last election year's 4.5
Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 6, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||NBC||2012 Election Night (8-11PM)||4.6||10||12.56|
|ABC||ABC News Your Voice Your Vote 2012 (8-11PM)||3.8||8||11.15|
|CBS||Campaign 2012: CBS News Coverage of Election Night (8-11PM)||2.7||6||8.42|
|FOX||FOX News Election Special: You Decide 2012 (8-10PM)||2.0||4||4.95|
NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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