Where to Watch 2016 Election Night Coverage

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02 November 2016

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Regardless of whether you’re With Her or Team Trump or put off by the political climate entirely, Tuesday’s election promises to be one for the history books.

When the votes are tallied, America will either see Hillary Clinton become the nation’s first female (and former first lady) president, or Donald Trump, who made his mark in business (and on reality TV), score the White House in his political debut.

In addition, the fallout of the blistering campaign’s effect on state races, and thus Congress, will make itself known.

Will the presidential election be a squeaker or a landslide? Will we witness smug winners? Sore losers? And what will the bitterly divisive contest mean to America — and Americans — moving forward?

We’ve polled the networks so you know where and when to hunker down with your favorite anchors and commentators for a long night of numbers and analysis, leading to a new day in American politics.


SNL Election Special
Monday, Nov. 7 / NBC, 10pm

The night before the real deals learn their fate, let Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump — and the rest of the
Saturday Night Live gang — help you laugh away the pain of the campaign.

Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night
Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?
Tuesday, Nov. 8 / Showtime, 11pm

Yes, that title is about as drawn out and unfettered as the 2016 campaign itself, but moving to CBS’ pay-cable outlet allows Colbert to calls ’em as colorfully as he sees ’em as the results roll in.

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Tuesday, Nov. 8 / Comedy Central, 11pm

Colbert’s former Comedy Central comrade in razorsharp, fiercely funny political commentary and “The Best F*@king News Team!” also
get real-time as the votes are counted.
Watch: ABC News Your Voice,
Your Vote — Election Night
When: 7pm-2am
Who: Martha Raddatz, David
Muir, George Stephanopoulous

Watch: Campaign 2016:
Election Night
When: 7pm-2am
Who: Scott Pelley, Norah
O’Donnell, Elaine Quijano,
Gayle King, Bob Schieffer

Watch: Election Night in
When: 7pm-3am
Who: Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer,
Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper

Watch: You Decide 2016:
Election Special
When: beginning 8pm

Watch: America’s Election
When: beginning 6pm
Who: Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier

Watch: NBC News Special:
2016 Election Night
When: 7pm-2am
Who: Lester Holt, Chuck Todd,
Savannah Guthrie
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