It’s election day in America, finally, and that means that if you tune in to NBC News or MSNBC on Tuesday night you’re in for a marathon session of Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams, who will host MSNBC’s midterm elections results coverage, as well as a three-hour block of coverage from Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie on NBC.
Maddow and Williams will go on the air for MSNBC’s live special starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. They’ll be joined throughout the evening by MSNBC staples Chris Hayes, Nicolle Wallace, Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as NBC News’ Steve Kornacki keeping track of everything on the Big Board.
You can catch MSNBC’s coverage through all the usual digital routes — on MSNBC.com, and via the MSNBC app for mobile devices and streaming boxes like Roku and Apple TV. You’ll need a participating cable login to watch the MSNBC coverage.
You will, however, be able to watch NBC News for free without any authentication necessary when its live coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The show, dubbed “The Vote: America’s Future,” will stream on NBC.com, NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, and all associated apps like NBC News and NBC News Signal.
The special will break for local news at 11 p.m. ET, and then continue on after during the usual time slot for “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”
Once the NBC News coverage concludes, NBC will go to a live broadcast of “Late Night With Seth Meyers” that will also be full of coverage of the midterm elections.
If you find yourself in the mood for other styles of TV news coverage of the midterms tonight, you can also stream pretty much any of the other networks that are devoting wall-to-wall coverage to the midterms. Click here to find out about PBS NewsHour’s plans and how to watch. Click here for info on what Fox News is doing. Click here for everything you need to know about CNN’s coverage. Click here for everything you need to know about ABC News’ plans. And should you be in the mood for CBS News, you can get all the info you need about their streams here.