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(USA Today)   Election night TV ratings were down from 2008, as Republican viewers grow tired of seeing reruns   (usatoday.com) divider line 26
    More: Followup, Nielsen ratings, reruns, Get Smart, NBC News, broadcast networks  
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2012-11-09 09:15:43 AM
Watching Rove have a meltdown on live TV was probably the most entertaining thing I saw all week.
 
2012-11-09 09:19:44 AM
No, they were just masturbating to Betamax tapes from 1984 to keep the dirty, dirty facts at bay.
 
2012-11-09 09:40:42 AM
Thats because people who vote for Obama know how to use the internet.
 
2012-11-09 09:46:31 AM

quickdraw: Thats because people who vote for Obama know how to use the internet.


Seriously, I was bouncing around various web sites all night. Why listen to some jerk yammering when I can get actual numbers from anywhere I want instantly.
 
2012-11-09 10:05:40 AM
Well, I mostly played Halo, keeping up with results as they came in on my phone. I guess if anything had happened that hadn't been expected, I might've switched to TV, but...
 
2012-11-09 10:09:06 AM

jake_lex: quickdraw: Thats because people who vote for Obama know how to use the internet.

Seriously, I was bouncing around various web sites all night. Why listen to some jerk yammering when I can get actual numbers from anywhere I want instantly.


Agreed, but I was too tired to put forth that kind of effort, so I turned on MSNBC and cracked open a beer.
 
2012-11-09 11:34:27 AM
Cool headline, Submitter!

/*golf clap*
 
2012-11-09 12:10:45 PM
ghahah best sub of the week
 
2012-11-09 12:20:31 PM
I was on Fark on my shiatty tablet. Once it sounded like it was getting close to being called, I snuck out of bed, went downstairs to the big screen, wasted a few minutes wondering why I couldn't find Fox News (turns out I'd removed it from the channel list), guess correctly from the location of the other news networks on the dial and then turned it on *just in time* to see Rove get pwned.

Then Fark crashed, I got bored since I didn't have a shiat-pile of Fark-Meme posts to giggle at and went to bed, secure in my country.
 
2012-11-09 12:31:05 PM
Republican viewers were seriously frightened by the reality and immediately ran back to the safety of the bubble.
 
2012-11-09 12:32:45 PM
NBC's coverage was tolerable. I think they're one of the better newscasts on TV, because they're network and know nobody is watching, so there's less drive to play the "horse race" narrative for ratings.
 
2012-11-09 12:34:00 PM

netringer: Republican viewers were seriously frightened by the reality and immediately ran back to the safety of the bubble.


Where they found cold comfort and empty reassurance. There have to be a lot of Republicans rethinking their positions. Yes a lot of Americans are still blindly let and allow themselves to be, but there is still that small number that realized that Fox News lied to them for four years.
 
2012-11-09 12:52:17 PM
Or maybe the election in 2012 wasn't nearly as historic, as even people who voted for Obama this time around realized they're not getting any great messiah or leader, just an unqualified rube who was lucky enough to only have to face the likes of Mitt Romney.
 
2012-11-09 01:13:57 PM
Nothing was better than seeing everybody at the Obama campaign cheering and being happy, only to cut to the Romney campaign full of solemnness and outright despair.. They didn't even have the ability to just walk out, they just stood there, watching their shiatty fake world fall down around them.

Rove sputtering like Porky Pig was awesome.
 
kab
2012-11-09 01:24:21 PM
Probably because people realize that they'll hear more than enough about it for a week afterwards, and are pretty much zero-farks-given with regards to sitting through commercials and blathering commentators.
 
2012-11-09 01:33:51 PM
Im more interested in streaming numbers, I watched on my xbox.... cables for old people
 
2012-11-09 01:39:30 PM

netringer: Republican viewers were seriously frightened by the reality and immediately ran back to the safety of the bubble.


Apparently God didn't want Romney to be president.
 
2012-11-09 01:45:52 PM
fewer people voted too, who cares
 
2012-11-09 02:16:43 PM

verbaltoxin: NBC's coverage was tolerable. I think they're one of the better newscasts on TV, because they're network and know nobody is watching, so there's less drive to play the "horse race" narrative for ratings.


Nonconcur with you there, verbaltoxin.

I found NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS coverage of Tuesday's election all outstanding. All four of those networks were professional and impartial, providing voting results as polls closed and accurate projections state by state, county by county. I particularly loved NBC's touchscreen board that was really, really well designed and utilized. PBS did their best with their limited budget, providing good commentary and guest speakers.

I also hopped over to Fox News where its newscasters were dismally partisan for the Republicans. As the night continued on with President Obama capturing more electoral votes, Fox News on-camera personnel became obviously distressed at Romney's pending defeat.

/Fox News Sucks.
 
2012-11-09 02:39:49 PM
Link


THAT happened
 
2012-11-09 04:29:01 PM

AirForceVet: Cool headline, Submitter!

/*golf clap*


X2
 
2012-11-09 04:39:57 PM
I stayed in front of my computer.

NPR has a nice, real-time 'big board' that they have up and its the same one the TV and radio live folks use for info, and it looks purty. I had that up on a second monitor while I played Skyrim and drank beer.
 
2012-11-09 04:55:33 PM
I watched. I was mostly wondering about a lot of the local ballot questions and races. Once they called the president and I had all the info I needed I watched something else.
 
2012-11-09 05:11:30 PM

verbaltoxin: NBC's coverage was tolerable. I think they're one of the better newscasts on TV, because they're network and know nobody is watching, so there's less drive to play the "horse race" narrative for ratings.


Until Brian Williams pulled out of his ass that McCormick Place in Chicago was named after McCormick Spices.

And then after a deluge of tweets he corrected it. "I shouldn't make things up. McCormick Place named after Col. Robert McCormick of the Chicago Tribune, "but McCormick Spices is in Chicago" and Chuck Todd agreed with him.

McCormick spices in is Baltimore.
 
2012-11-09 06:10:29 PM
OK subby, that was good. I wasnt really butthurt about the results, but a little disappointed, and your headline made me laugh. I guess you'r

AcneVulgaris: netringer: Republican viewers were seriously frightened by the reality and immediately ran back to the safety of the bubble.

Apparently God didn't want Romney to be president.


Sheeeeeit. Even God like freebies!
 
2012-11-09 11:39:48 PM
I 'watched' the entire thing right here, on Fark. What is this 'TV' of which you speak?
 
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