With ABC, CBS and NBC all devoting their prime-time air to the midterm elections Tuesday night, the broadcast network that delivered the most viewers was NBC, based on preliminary Fast Nationals data from Nielsen.
NBC’s coverage, tagged as “The Vote: America’s Future,” delivered 5.748 million viewers to rank first among the three networks. NBC was also No. 1 in the key demo of adults 18-49 with a 1.4 rating.
Coming in a close second was ABC with its “ABC News 2018 Midterm Election” coverage. The network delivered an average of 5.245 million viewers, along with a second-place 1.3 average rating in adults 18-49.
Ranking third was CBS, which tagged its coverage as “CBS News: Campaign 2018.” CBS settled for 4.252 million total viewers and a third-ranked 0.9 average in adults.
Fox stayed out of it, airing “The Gifted” and “Lethal Weapon” and averaging 2.774 million total viewers with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 to rank fourth in both metrics.