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Brokaw tops election ratings

November 4, 2004

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— Television viewers gave Tom Brokaw a going-away present, making NBC their network of choice for election-night coverage.

Brokaw, who will step down as "Nightly News" anchor Dec. 1, was watched by 15.2 million viewers during prime-time Tuesday, according to Nielsen Media Research. Brokaw and analyst Tim Russert worked through the night on election coverage.

ABC's coverage was seen by 13.2 million viewers, CBS' coverage by 9.5 million and Fox's by 4.7 million, Nielsen said.

Among cable news networks, 8.1 million people watched Fox News Channel, 6.2 million saw CNN, and 2.8 million viewers tuned in to MSNBC.

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