CBS News will be providing election coverage both on television and online, with promised specific focuses on the polls in 13 “battleground” states. CBS’ coverage began at 6 a.m. Eastern this morning on its streaming platform, CBSN, where all of the evening’s results and commentary will be available to watch online through a web browser, mobile apps and streaming TV boxes including Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The CBS News stream does not require a TV subscription or a CBS All-Access subscription to watch.
The morning’s coverage was led by Josh Elliott, Vladimir Duthiers and Reena Ninan, but as the day continues, several discussions are set to take place between reporters and political specialists. Correspondents Major Garrett and Nancy Cordes will be stationed at Trump HQ and Clinton’s Javits Center base respectively. The network will provide “comprehensive coverage and analysis” that kicks off for the evening at 7 p.m. Eastern, with CBS correspondents and experts including Scott Pelley, Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, Gayle King, Charlie Rose, Elaine Quijano and Bob Schieffer.
Correspondent DeMarco Morgan and CBS News elections director Anthony Salvanto will be providing reports and analysis on the latest election totals throughout the night, running all the way down the ballot to local seats.
Back in 2012, CBS’ election night viewership ranked third behind NBC and ABC, with an 8.4 million average, bounding ahead of FOX’s 4.9 million fourth place rank. Viewership over the past few elections has dropped universally over the past decade, but with streaming services and social media, it’s now easier to access election results than ever before.
We’ve rounded up every news network’s coverage plan for this monumental political event, from broadcast to cable, here. There you’ll find all the details on your myriad viewing options.