Where Can I Watch the 2014 Midterm Election Results on Cable, Broadcast, & Online? Here's a Handy Guide
We're just one day away from the 2014 midterm elections. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters will take to the booths to decide who takes control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Many experts and pundits are predicting that the Republican party will overturn the Democrats' majority in the Senate and retain their majority power in the House, effectively seizing both chambers in Congress. If you want to follow the elections down to the last detail to see how it all plays out in Congress, as well as get up-to-date coverage on the gubernatorial elections, you will have several options: cable TV, broadcast TV, and online. Here's a handy guide on where to watch the 2014 midterm election coverage.
It may not be as widely covered as the presidential election, but viewers can still easily and comprehensively follow the midterm elections. The nature of the elections lends itself to a more dynamic broadcast, since, unlike the presidential election, which selects one winner, the congressional elections will select multiple victors, meaning live, up-to-date reporting will be dynamic and fast-paced. And if you'd rather not follow the entire event down to the last minute, there will be special programs that summarize the elections and online options for you to tune in to anytime. Take a look.
The major networks will all be covering the elections. On NBC, Brian Williams will be live anchoring two hours, one for East Coast audiences and another for West Coast viewers, both at 10 p.m. George Stephanopoulos will head ABC's coverage, with live specials at 10 p.m. for both East Coast and West Coast audiences, and hourly updates throughout the night. On CBS, Scott Pelley and Norah O’Donnell will begin their election-night coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET, with hourly updates at 7 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. ET, and 9 p.m. ET, and end with a one-hour special at 10 p.m. Then there's always Fox News, which will begin its coverage at 6 p.m. ET, with live coverage co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly and the studio's News Deck headlined by Shepard Smith and a panel of experts.
Over on the cable networks, you can get your election coverage with a side of humor on Comedy Central. At 11 p.m. ET, The Daily Show and Colbert Report will both be live and presenting updates on election results. Fusion will also cover the elections with anchors Nando Vila and Kal Penn (of Harold & Kumar fame) from 9-11 p.m. ET.
If you want to go with a more straightforward news channel, there is CNN, which will begin its coverage at 5 p.m. ET with anchors Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper; Al Jazeera America, which will start coverage at 7 p.m. ET; and MSNBC, whose Democratic-leaning anchors Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews will begin coverage at 6 p.m. ET.
If you don't own a TV, there are plenty of online options too. Several networks are offering live streams of the event: NBC, ABC, and Bloomberg TV. These supplementary online broadcasts will bring you updates when regular programing is on the TV networks. The Huffington Post and USA Today will also feature live streams at 6 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET, respectively.
CNN is offering a webcast with Peter Hamby starting at 8 p.m. ET, while MSNBC is offering a similar broadcast with The Cycle's Ari Melber and Krystal Ball. And then there's Fox News' The Strategy Room, which will cover the elections in a debate format. That starts at 9 p.m. ET.Images: Getty Images (3)