NBC Plans to Stay Up Late on Election Night

Oct 22, 2010  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s coverage of the mid-term elections on Nov. 2 will not be limited to the cable nets and a couple of hours of prime time, according to TVNewser.com.

NBC will extend its coverage into late-night, bumping "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" off for the night. NBC has committed to the “NBC Nightly News” at 6:30 p.m. ET, prime time from 9-11 p.m. ET, and 11:35 p.m.-3:30 a.m. ET.

Mark Lukasiewicz, NBC News VP of Specials and Digital Media and executive producer of NBC’s Decision 2010 coverage, issued a statement, saying, “We’re going to be going late into the night because that’s when the story will fully unfold. We have the most talented and experienced political team–and now we’ll have this unprecedented time–to give our viewers the best possible coverage.”


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