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

Ratings: While Obama's Numbers Hold Up, Idol Repeat Leads Fox to Demo Win

President Obama’s third State of the Union Address averaged 25.5 million total viewers across ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox on Tuesday night, based on preliminary overnight numbers. Looking at strictly the broadcast numbers available thus far, that puts it on par with POTUS’ year-ago speech to the nation.

Among other Tuesday fare, an NCIS repeat drew the most … READ MORE