The big three cable news networks all saw a ratings boost in late night as the nation braced for news in the California recall.
The polls closed at 8 p.m. PDT, and to the surprise of many the race was called within the hour for incumbent Governor Gavin Newsom.
CNN managed to crack a million viewers for each of its shows through primetime — 1 million at 8 pm, 1.1 million at 9 pm, 1.05 million at 10 pm, and 1.01 million at 11 pm (the hour the results came in).
MSNBC took second place overall, with 1.53 million at 8 pm, 2.61 million at 9, 1.81 million at 10, and 1.9 million at 11.
Fox News once again took first place,