The endless campaigning is over, and Barack Obama has defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney to win a second term as President of the United States. Of course, the frenzied reporting Tuesday night of exit poll numbers, voting tallies and demographic trends shone a glaring spotlight on the stars of CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, and the news divisions of CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox.
We stayed glued to our TV sets to assess the best and worst of Election Night coverage — and present it to you in handy photo gallery form. So click through below to get our picks for everything from the night’s Best Map to the Worst Manners to the Sauciest Interruption.
And no need to thank us: With NCIS, Parenthood, New Girl and Dancing With the Stars all taking the night off, what else were we supposed to do with our evening?