In all, more than 71.5 million viewers tuned in nationwide to election coverage across all platforms.
CNN also scored well with 12.3 million viewers, ahead of Fox News’ 9 million.
In Chicago, CNN pulled off a bit of an upset with the all news channel beating CBS-owned WBBM-TV, Tribune’s CW affiliate WGN-TV, and Fox-owned WFLD-TV. WBBM only averaged a 4.3 household rating and a 6 share, finishing even behind WGN and WFLD (ouch!)
WFLD outperformed WGN in early fringe at 5 p.m. with their special newscast (WGN ran Millionaire and its 5:30 p.m. news.) WFLD is considering launching a newscast in this time period as soon as next fall, to pair up with the newly acquired Dr. Oz.