Predictably, the Election Night 2016 coverage from all of the major cable news networks dominated over the rest of the cable ratings Tuesday, and brought in higher ratings than any of their 2012 election night broadcasts.

Donald Trump’s presidential win managed to rake in the highest primetime ratings for an election night in cable news history, it was CNN that came out on top from 8-11 p.m. thanks to an average of 13.3 million viewers and a peak rating of 5.8 in adults 18-49 at 11 p.m.

Fox News won the full marathon thanks to strenght later in the night and had the most-watched single hour with 15.4 million viewers, along with a 4.5 rating in adults 18-49, from midnight to 1 a.m. ET. From 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., Fox drew 12.72 million viewers to 11.52 million for CNN and 5.29 million for MSNBC.

MSNBC had its best hour at 11 p.m. with 6.83 million viewers and a 2.3 in the 18-49 demo.

Apart from the election night coverage, “WWE Smackdown” fell one tenth from its previous 0.7 to a 0.6 on USA, while VH1’s “If Loving You is Wrong” took a week off.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 11:00 PM 13,900 5.8
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 14,022 5.7
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 9:00 PM 13,781 5.4
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 12:00 AM 11,786 5.0
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 8:00 PM 11,972 4.5
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 AM 15,413 4.5
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 14,517 4.1
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 AM 13,018 3.9
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 1:00 AM 8,752 3.7
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 13,020 3.6
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 12,256 3.3
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 7:00 PM 8,716 3.1
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 AM 9,779 2.9
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 11,061 2.9
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 2:00 AM 6,452 2.7
MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE MSNBC 11:00 PM 6,833 2.3
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 8,524 2.0
ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 6:00 PM 5,865 2.0
MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE MSNBC 8:00 PM 5,945 1.8
MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE MSNBC 12:00 AM 4,128 1.4
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 5,628 1.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 4,216 1.2
MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE MSNBC 6:00 PM 4,001 1.0
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 3,243 0.9
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 4,341 0.8
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 2,606 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,967 0.7
MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 2,841 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,947 0.7
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 2,267 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,908 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,224 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,718 0.6
WWE SMACKDOWN USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,921 0.6
WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 2,044 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,161 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,867 0.5
MSNBC LIVE W/ S.KORNACKI MSNBC 4:00 PM 2,265 0.5
YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 3,151 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,130 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,056 0.5
SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 2,756 0.5
HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 2,478 0.5
AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 1,841 0.5
AT THIS HOUR CNN 12:00 PM 1,827 0.5
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 2,694 0.4
OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 2,621 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 1,827 0.4
HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 2,457 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 852 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,470 0.4
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 2,452 0.4
MSNBC LIVE W/K.SNOW MSNBC 3:00 PM 1,949 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 713 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 1,690 0.4
MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 1:00 PM 1,521 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 778 0.4
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 2,435 0.4
MSNBC LIVE W/ T. ROBERTS MSNBC 2:00 PM 1,594 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 724 0.4
TOSH.O COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 648 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 722 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 903 0.4
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,427 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 673 0.3
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 638 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 2,516 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 922 0.3
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 606 0.3
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 1,483 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,412 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 669 0.3
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 3:00 AM 722 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,729 0.3
NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 1,379 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 724 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,439 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 798 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,325 0.3
FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 2,116 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 571 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,307 0.3
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 612 0.3
OFF THE AIR ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 564 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,090 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 780 0.3
LITTLE RASCALS,THE (1994) DISNEY CHANNEL 4:45 PM 1,343 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 1,065 0.3
BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYGEN MEDIA 8:00 PM 628 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,171 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 6:30 PM 1,598 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 1,093 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 1,578 0.3
DOC FILES DISNEY CHANNEL 7:55 AM 1,058 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 AM 1,017 0.3
AMERICAN DAD TBS NETWORK 1:30 PM 527 0.3
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 1:15 AM 581 0.3
FAMILY GUY TBS NETWORK 2:30 PM 562 0.3
ITS UNBUNGALIEVABLE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 AM 1,033 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,627 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

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