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Presidential Primaries: How to Watch ‘Survival Tuesday’

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich hope to win their home states in make-or-break contests

Primary races in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio have news networks on their toes today during what some are dubbing “Super Tuesday 2.”

However, it’s technically the third “Super Tuesday” and CNN’s Brian Stelter dubbed it “Survival Tuesday.” Whatever you call it, the networks are ready, with various countdown clocks and reporters on locations across the country. Not sure what to watch? TheWrap has you covered.

Fox News Channel

FNC’s Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will co-anchor “America’s Election Headquarters” starting at 7 ET/ 4 PT, followed by a live edition of “The Kelly File.” A special live edition of “The Five” follows Kelly.

Live coverage will extend until 4 a.m. ET / 1 PT, led by co-anchors Eric Shawn and Heather Childers. Additionally, FNC’s Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will cover the exit poll data and results in the key counties and states. Chris Wallace, Karl Rove and Joe Trippi will also provide analysis throughout the evening.


Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper will lead the network’s coverage live from the CNN Election Center in Washington starting at 6 ET/ 3 PT.

John King will report throughout the night from the DC Magic Wall. And CNN correspondents will be positioned across the country; Brianna Keilar and Joe Johns will report from the Democratic Presidential campaigns and Sara Murray, Jim Acosta, Sunlen Serfaty and Phil Mattingly will be reporting from the Republican Presidential campaigns.

CNN political director David Chalian will provide analysis of the exit polls and CNN politics executive editor Mark Preston will provide delegate updates on the Democrat and Republican candidates race for the nomination. Analysts and commentators will include Nia-Malika Henderson, David Gergen, Gloria Borger, David Axelrod, Jeffrey Lord, Michael Smerconish, Van Jones, S.E Cupp and Paul Begala.


“Place for Politics 2016” coverage continues with a special afternoon edition of “Morning Joe” from New York at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT.  Chuck Todd will host “MTP Daily” live from New York before prime-time coverage kicks off at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 PT anchored by Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews from Cleveland, Ohio.

Chuck Todd, Steve Kornacki, Lawrence O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace, Eugene Robinson and Steve Schmidt will contribute from New York with additional reporters at each campaign’s headquarters. MSNBC also has five reporters at various polling stations and correspondents in Florida, Illinois and Ohio.


Lester Holt will anchor live updates of “NBC Nightly News” from New York for all time zones, and special reports as results come in. Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, Katy Tur, Peter Alexander and Kasie Hunt will cover all aspects of the primary contests for the network.


The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” will provide full coverage of tonight’s primaries featuring analysis from John Dickerson and reporting from Major Garrett and Nancy Cordes on the campaign trail. Pelley and Dickerson will then anchor Campaign 2016 updates throughout the night.


Elaine Quijano anchors coverage featuring updates from Garrett and Cordes on the campaign trail, along with reports from CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto and DeMarco Morgan at the CBS News Decision Desk at 6 ET/ 3 PT.


Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos and senior strategic advisor and special correspondent Matthew Dowd will lead coverage from ABC News Election Headquarters in Times Square with Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in Washington, D.C.

“World News Tonight Sunday” anchor Tom Llamas will be in Palm Beach with The Donald Trump campaign. “World News Tonight Saturday” anchor Cecilia Vega will be with Hillary Clinton’s campaign in Florida and correspondent David Wright is covering John Kasich in Ohio.

Fox Business

Lou Dobbs will kick off the coverage with a special edition of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” at 7 ET/ 4 PT followed by a special edition of “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” with coverage and analysis as the results come in.


Katie Couric will anchor coverage joined by News One Now’s Roland Martin and Yahoo’s Matt Bai and Olivier Knox.

This page will be updated as we hear from additional news organizations…