As presidential election results coverage expands into a second night, broadcast networks are having to to adjust their primetime schedules.
NBC has pushed tonight’s scheduled season finale of American Ninja Warrior to Friday, November 6, from 8-10 PM. The network will air Decision 2020: Election Special live tonight from 8-11 PM ET. East Coast affiliates will have the option of airing the special as well from 7-8 PM.
On the West Coast, local coverage will air from 8-9 PM, followed by a repeat of The Wall from 9-10 PM and Dateline NBC from 10-11 PM.
CBS has cut the second of a previously scheduled double episode of The Amazing Race to just one hour, airing from 8-9 PM PT/ET. It will be followed by a S.W.A.T. repeat episode from 9-10 PM PT/ET. A live special, CBS News 2020: America Decides – Still Counting, will air from 10-11 PM ET/7-8 PM PT. Another S.W.A.T. repeat will air from 10-11 PM in the West.
No changes on Fox, which will air its regularly scheduled The Masked Singer from 8-9 PM and I Can See Your Voice from 9-10 PM.
ABC and NBC led broadcast nets’ primetime coverage of Election Night 2020 Tuesday night, respectively, with 6.1 million viewers on ABC and 5.6 million on NBC.
Fox News Channel topped all primetime coverage of Election Night 2020, averaging 13.7 million total viewers and nearly 5 million in the 25-54 demographic, beating ABC, NBC, CBS and all cable news networks in both.