Watch the Vote: Where to Tune in For Election Night 2016 TV Coverage

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Election Night 2016 is finally here, America. After more than a year of primaries, mudslinging and campaign ads, the next President of the United States — likely either Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump — will be named by the country’s voters on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Whether you are With Her or all aboard the Trump Train, many networks will offer coverage throughout Election Night. Here are some places to tune in.


Election Night 2016 TV Coverage Nov. 8 (All Times ET)

ABC — George Stephanopoulos will lead ABC News’ election night 2016 coverage beginning at 7:30pm. Charles Gibson is coming out of retirement to be on the set, and Diane Sawyer, who anchored ABC’s coverage four years ago, will also participate, along with current “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir. ABC’s coverage will originate from Times Square, and Michael Strahan of “Good Morning America” will be outside to get public reaction. ABC is stationing Robin Roberts at Hillary Clinton’s headquarters, and Amy Robach at Donald Trump’s. ABC News also has the closely watched prognosticator, Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight website, giving state-by-state analysis. ABC will also air a special edition of “Nightline” from 2 to 4am.

BBC World News — Election night 2016 live coverage begins at 4pm on Nov. 8.

BET — BET News Presents Battleground 2016: The Presidential Election will air Nov. 8 at 10pm. The program will examine the candidates and winner, as well as the issues that affect Black America. Guests include T.I. and Jidenna for in-studio, and KeKe Palmer.

Bloomberg TV — Live coverage begins at 7pm on Nov. 8.

C-SPAN — C-SPAN’s live Election Night coverage will begin at Nov. 8 at 8pm with results from the Presidential, Senate, House and Governor’s races. Primetime programming will include victory and concession speeches, viewer calls/reactions and comments from social media. C-SPAN Radio and will also have LIVE election results as well as victory and concession speeches available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio app and on demand at www.c-span.orgElection coverage on C-SPAN will continue Wednesday, Nov. 9 with Washington Journal at 6am ET and LIVE news conferences/events reacting to election results throughout the day. 

CBS — CBS News will feature seven hours of election night 2016 coverage on its broadcast network Nov. 8 from 6:30pm-2am. Scott Pelley, Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, Gayle King, Charlie Rose, Elaine Quijano and Bob Schieffer will lead CBS News’ coverage and analysis with a team of CBS News journalists reporting from across the U.S. and around the world. CBSN, CBS News’ streaming news service, will live-stream the coverage as well.

CBSN will also have daylong coverage beginning at 6am, led by Josh Elliott, Vladimir Duthiers and Reena Ninan. Earlier in the day on CBS broadcast, the morning program CBS This Morning will feature election coverage beginning at 7am. The CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley will lead into the network’s primetime coverage from 6:30-7:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday.

CNBC — CNBC’s Your Money, Your Vote election night coverage begins Nov. 8 at 7pm, and is anchored by Carl Quintanilla and Kelly Evans, with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and John Harwood. CNBC will also cover the election earlier, during its business day programming.

CNN — On Election Day, Nov. 8, CNN will provide viewers with 24-hours of comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute election results from this historic presidential race and key state races across the country. The network’s team of anchors, correspondents, analysts, reporters and commentators will be live beginning at midnight on Election Day and reporting from across the country ramping up with CNN’s special Election Night in America coverage at 4pm, anchored by Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Anderson Cooper. John King will report from the CNN Election Center with the CNN Magic Wall, CNN political director David Chalian will be covering exit polls, and executive editor of CNN Politics Mark Preston will be at the decision desk. Chief political analyst Gloria Borger, senior political commentator David Axelrod, senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson, and CNN host Michael Smerconish will provide wall-to-wall coverage from the analyst desk. CNN’s Election Night in America coverage will be streamed live in its entirety to’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps from 4pm-4am starting Nov. 8.

CNN en Espanol — CNN en Espanol will broadcast election night coverage beginning at 5pm, led by anchors Juan Carlos Lopez, Patricia Janiot, Fernando del Rincon, Alegandra Oraa, Guillermo Arduino and an expert panel of political contributors. Correspondents Gus Valdes, Ione Molinares, Jaqueline Hurtado, Gonzalo Alvarado, Jose Manuel Rodriguez, Mari Santana and Yilber Vega will contribute from locations across the country.

CNN International — CNNI will broadcast CNN”s election programming beginning at 4pm on Nov. 8, and all day Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Comedy Central — The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will air a one-hour election night special live on both coasts at 11pm ET/8pm PT. The special will feature news and analysis from Noah and his correspondents as results come in.

Following this program, at midnight ET/9pm PT, @midnight With Chris Hardwick will also air a live special, the first live broadcast in the show’s history. Hardwick will welcome all-star @midnight panelists Whitney Cummings, Ron Funches and Paul F. Tompkins, who react in real time to all the best blowups and meltdowns on social media as America finally elects its new president.

Facebook Live — As it has done earlier in the campaign with covering the debates, Facebook is again teaming with ABC News to stream live coverage on Election Night.

FOX (broadcast) — FOX News Channel’s Shepard Smith anchors live election night coverage on Nov. 8, beginning at 8pm. FOX is offering coverage anchored by Smith to FOX Owned and Operated stations and affiliates from 7pm-1am.

FOX Business Network — FBN’s Election Night 2016 programming on Nov. 8 will begin at 4pm with a special edition of Varney & Co, hosted by Stuart Varney. This is followed by Lou Dobbs Tonight at 6pm. Neil Cavuto then takes over coverage at 8pm, joined by a panel of experts througohout the night, providing live coverage until 1am, when David Asman and Melissa Francis host the overnight hours.

The weekend before Election Day (Nov. 5-6), FBN will be live, including special weekend editions of Varney & Co (9am-12:15pm), Intelligence Report With Trish Regan (2-3pm) and Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast (12-2pm). FBN will also have extended primetime hours on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.

FOX News Channel — FNC will provide extensive live coverage leading up to and during Election Day beginning Nov. 6 through Nov. 9. Coverage will be available on FNC, as well as on additional platforms, including FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and 

FNC will kick off election coverage on Sunday, Nov. 6 with special weekend programming beginning at 5am. FNC’s brand new state-of-the-art studio will be unveiled first on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace followed by special Sunday editions of FNC’s signature shows and primetime lineup, including Special Report with Bret Baier (6pm), The O’Reilly Factor (8pm), The Kelly File (9pm) and Hannity (10pm). 

On election night, Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Kelly File’s Megyn Kelly will headline coverage co-anchoring America’s Election Headquarters (AEHQ) beginning at 6pm. Baier and Kelly will be joined by a team of commentators to analyze the results, including current On the Record host Brit Hume, FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace, The Five’s Dana Perino and Juan Williams as well as FNC political contributors Tucker Carlson, Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer. FNC correspondents will report from various locations and battleground states across the country.

Lifetime — The View co-hosts Joy Behar, Jedediah Bila, Candace Cameron Bure, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin host a live, two-and-a-half-hour broadcast of The View Live Election Special beginning at 9pm.

Special correspondent SuChin Pak will provide live reports from the ground in Times Square on the historic evening and ABC News’ Juju Chang will share up-to-the-minute election results. Raven-Symone, who has publicly pledged to move to Canada if the election doesn’t go her way, will share her home search experience with FYI’s Tiny House Nation hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin. 

The broadcast will include former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, Kathy Najimy, Vivica A. Fox, Mario Cantone, D.L.Hughley and Donald Trump impersonator, comedian Anthony Atamanuik. Chef Rocco DiSpirito will be serving up election inspired tasty bites at the party. The special will feature messages from Lena Dunham, Kathy Griffin, Will Forte, UnREAL‘s Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, Tom Bergeron and more weighing in on the race for the White House, election-themed Hot Topics and interactive election activities all from the set of the iconic talk show.

Link TV — Special Democracy Now! coverage of Election Night 2016 begins at 7pm, and features live updates on election results, analysis and discussion by scholars, activists and commentators.

MSNBC — MSNBC has all-day election coverage on Nov. 8 leading into the primetime broadcast anchored by Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams and Chris Matthews, beginning at 6pm. Coverage will live-stream at

MTV — MTV will offer live Election Night 2016 coverage on Nov. 8 across its many platforms, from Snapchat to linear television, and from Facebook Live to Youtube.

Viewers can tune in to MTV, MTV2, mtvU and MTV Live Nov. 8 starting at 3pm for regular updates, dispatches from correspondents in Times Square and at each campaign’s headquarters. There will also be video diaries from first-time voters across America, surprise music performances and on-the-ground reported by MTV’s Campus Ambassadors.

On Facebook Live, MTV News will bring back its “10 to the Hour, Every Hour” beginning at 6:50pm and continuing at 10 minutes to the hour, every hour, throughout the night. Also beginning at 6:50pm, MTV News will host a nonstop live stream on its YouTube channel.

NBC — NBC’s election coverage begins Nov. 8 at 6:30pm with the NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, followed by Decision Night in America at 7pm, anchored by Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd. Coverage live-streams at

On Monday, Nov. 7, NBC will air the hourlong 2016 SNL Election Special at 10pm. It will retrace the highlights of the presidential campaign as seen through clips of recent Saturday Night Live sketches, most notably featuring Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump.

One America News Network — OAN live Election Night 2016 coverage begins Nov. 8 at 7pm.

Ozy & Wired — and are teaming to present live Election Night 2016 coverage, streaming Nov. 8 from 6pm-12am on both of those websites, as well as on Facebook Live. The coverage will be coming out of Washington, D.C., at one of the capitol’s hottest restaurants, Busboys and Poets (5th and K). The program will be hosted by Editor in Chief Carlos Watson, and features a number of celebrity and political guests throughout the evening, along with correspondents in swing states, and real time poll results and analysis. Some guests booked to appear include: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Republican strategist Karl Rove, Norman Lear, Mike McCurry, Jim Messina, Ann Coulter, and many more.

PBS — PBS NEWSHOUR managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor live coverage of election results Nov. 8 beginning at 8pm. NEWSHOUR correspondents John Yang will report on location from the Clinton campaign headquarters in New York and Jeffrey Brown from the Trump campaign headquarters in New York, and senior correspondent and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND anchor Hari Sreenivasan will report in studio in Washington, DC.

Showtime — Stephen Colbert will bring his brand of political satire to the special broadcast Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?, airing Nov. 8 at 11pm. Colbert will react in real-time to election results as the state-by-state returns come in. And, since it’s on Showtime, he won’t even have to be bleeped.

Telemundo — “La Batalla Final,” Telemundo’s multiplatform Election Day coverage, airs Nov. 8 starting at 7pm on Telemundo and all of its digital properties, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Periscope, YouTube, Instagram and the webpage. Noticias Telemundo anchors José Díaz-Balart and María Celeste Arrarás will lead this coverage, which will deploy dozens of reporters and analysts, as well as Hispanic celebrities across the country, and incorporate cutting-edge visual technology and augmented reality.  “La Batalla Final” is the culmination of #DECISION2016, a unique Noticias Telemundo initiative aiming to inform and empower Hispanic voters around the country in close collaboration with NBC News. Telemundo says that it will be the only Spanish-language network offering a vote count in real time and data from official exit polls, meaning it will have access to projected results before any other Hispanic television news organization. The exit poll results will be broadcast as part of the network’s television coverage as well as online on and the Noticias Telemundo mobile app.

TV One — TV One’s NewsOne Now, which focuses on news and cultural analysis from an explicitly African American perspective, will offer six hours of live Election Night 2016 coverage Nov. 8 beginning at 7pm. Hosted by NewsOne Now’s host and managing editor Roland S. Martin, the special primetime program will focus on the intense presidential election as well as political races affecting the African-American community nationwide. Martin will chat with political panelists about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election trail performances, President Barack Obama’s legacy as the first African-American President, and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama’s many iconic speeches throughout this election cycle. Political heavyweights, civil rights activists, Black Lives Matter activists and celebrity guests will weigh in throughout the evening. Among those confirmed to participate in the coverage are Kerry Washington, Cedric the Entertainer, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Omar Epps, Tatyana Ali, Bill Bellamy and members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Twitter — According to Variety, Buzzfeed News is teaming with Twitter to live-stream election night coverage for as long as five hours.

Univision — Titled “Destino 2016 – Noche de Elecciones” (Destiny 2016 – Election Night), Univision’s wall-to-wall coverage begins at 7pm, live from Univision News’ state-of-the-art Election Center in Miami. Award-winning anchors Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas will lead a team of journalists, pollsters, commentators and analysts who will follow every detail of the presidential election during the course of the night, delivering minute by minute updates, projections and final results as they come in from across the nation. Univision’s political A-team will also discuss state-by-state outcomes of the crucial races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and analyze key ballot issues, the impact of the Latino vote and many other topics of particular relevance to Hispanic viewers. Throughout Election Night, a team of Univision News political reporters will be stationed in 13 U.S. cities to keep viewers informed about all the developments unfolding in crucial battleground states including Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Florida.