NBC topped Tuesday with its election night coverage in viewership and the adults 18-to-49 demographic.

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Brian Williams & Co. averaged 12.6 million viewers and a 4.6 rating in the demo, up a tenth from 2008. ABC (11.15 million, 3.8) was second, but dipped seven-tenths. CBS (8.4 million, 2.7) was also up, while Fox (5 million, 2.0) was even.

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The Big Four networks averaged 37.1 million viewers and a 3.3, down from 2008's 38.1 million and 3.5.

8 p.m.
CBS: Campaign 2012: CBS News Coverage of Election Night 8.4 million viewers (2.7)
ABC: Your Voice, Your Vote 2012 11.15 million (3.8)
Fox: You Decide 2012 5 million (2.0)
NBC: 2012 Election Night 12.6 million (4.6)
CW: Arrow (R) 1.8 million (0.6)

9 p.m.
CW: Emily Owens, M.D. (R) 1.3 million (0.4)





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NBC topped Tuesday with its election night coverage in viewership and the adults 18-to-49 demographic.

From Big Bird to Ann Coulter: Check out the 2012 election's hall of fame (and shame)

Brian Williams & Co. averaged 12.6 million viewers and a 4.6 rating in the demo, up a tenth from 2008. ABC (11.15 million, 3.8) was second, but dipped seven-tenths. CBS (8.4 million, 2.7) was also up, while Fox (5 million, 2.0) was even.

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The Big Four networks averaged 37.1 million viewers and a 3.3, down from 2008's 38.1 million and 3.5.

8 p.m.
CBS: Campaign 2012: CBS News Coverage of Election Night 8.4 million viewers (2.7)
ABC: Your Voice, Your Vote 2012 11.15 million (3.8)
Fox: You Decide 2012 5 million (2.0)
NBC: 2012 Election Night 12.6 million (4.6)
CW: Arrow (R) 1.8 million (0.6)

9 p.m.
CW: Emily Owens, M.D. (R) 1.3 million (0.4)



View original Ratings: NBC Tops Election Night at TVGuide.com



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