Did you watch the election coverage last night? Looks like a lot of people did–66.8 million, to be exact.
An estimated 66.8 million people tuned in during prime time to watch the states become red or blue while pundits weighed in, according to Nielsen Ratings Service. There were 13 networks airing live coverage between 8 and 11 pm. And that’s not even counting all that tweeting.
Although the numbers are higher than during the debates, they aren’t by that much. 65.6 million viewers tuned in to the second debate–which was also the most watched. And remember 2008? It was a simpler, more enthusiastic time and 71.8 million people tuned in to watch.
But now that the election coverage is over, we will all have to find some other ways to amuse ourselves. When is that Girls show coming back, anyway?