Election Night: The Good, the Bad and the... What Was Up With Diane Sawyer?!

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. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Ratings: Dixie Rises, Emily Owens Is No Ringer

Emily Owens, M.D. on Tuesday night made her debut to 1.7 million total viewers while scoring a 0.5 demo rating, opposite coverage of the second presidential debate and the American League Championship Series Game 3 (I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT).

Those tallies are 40 and 50 percent below Ringer‘s year-ago debut in the time slot, and yet… READ MORE