Ratings: With No Midterm Election Coverage, Fox Finishes Last Among Big 4 Broadcast Nets

We got a new “Lethal Weapon” though

Last Updated: November 7, 2018 @ 9:13 AM

As the only “Big 4” broadcast network not to air midterm election coverage last night, Fox finished last among its key competition. Fox News Channel took care of all that politics stuff.

CBS, NBC, and ABC’s current numbers are all subject to change due to the nature of live programming, though NBC did win Tuesday’s primetime in Nielsen’s overnight ratings. Official time zone-adjusted numbers are expected by 1 p.m. ET.

You can get more details on midterm election night’s broadcast ratings here.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 2.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8, “The Gifted” settled for a 0.7/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Lethal Weapon” managed a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo tied with The CW for sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1, with the latter network having the good sense to air reruns last night.