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).