Showtime: News Organizations Cover Election Day 2008
According to Nielsen, TV coverage of election results on the night of November 4 during primetime, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., drew 71.475 million average viewers (47.5 million households).  For the period from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m the numbers were 70.6 million (47.1 million households).

ABC News - "ABC News Announces Plans for Election Night Tuesday, November 4" (Oct. 27, 2008)

The Associated Press - "AP election night report to include live webcast" (Oct. 16, 2008)

BET Networks - "BET News Provides Extensive, Up-to-the-Minute Election Coverage to Reflect this Unprecedented Moment in U.S. History..." (Oct. 31, 2008)

CBS News - "Katie Couric Will Anchor CBS News' "Campaign '08: Election Night Broadcast and Online Coverage" (Oct. 24, 2008)

CNN - "Blitzer, Team of Anchors, Analysts to Lead CNN’s 'Election Night in America'" (Oct. 30, 2008)  and post-election

Comedy Central
- "'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and 'The Colbert Report' Present 'INDECISION 2008: America's Choice'" (Oct. 29, 2008)

FOX News Channel
- "FOX News Presents America's Election HQ: Election Night on November 4th" (latter part of Oct. 2008)

MTV Choose or Lose
- "MTV's Choose or Lose Campaign to Air Youth Targeted Political Coverage Across Platforms" (Oct. 31, 2008)

NBC Networks - "The Networks of NBC Present Comprehensive Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election" (Oct. 28, 2008)

NPR - "NPR News 'Election 2008' to Offer Nine Hours of Live Election Night Coverage..." (Oct. 22, 2008)

PBS - "PBS and The NewsHour to provide complete coverage and analysis of the 2008 National Election..." (Oct. 27, 2008)
YouTube and PBS - "YouTube, PBS Ask Americans to 'Video Your Vote'" (Oct. 15, 2008)

Univision - "Univision to Provide Highly Engaged Hispanic Electorate Most Extensive and Technologically Advanced Election Day Coverage Ever" 
(Oct. 27, 2008)


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