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Five media takeaways from Super Tuesday coverage

Five media takeaways from Super Tuesday coverage

 Here are five takeaways from Super Tuesday coverage:

1. Network news is definitely not the place to be for the best election night coverage.

ABC, NBC and CBS each gave an hour of prime-time coverage from 10 to 11 p.m. Tuesday to the Super Tuesday primary elections and caucuses.

There are two reasons for that.

First, there was a lot at stake in terms of who would be the nominee for each of the two major parties. Second, and more important in the realpolitique of commercial TV, the networks are stunned by the size of the audiences tuning in for political coverage on cable this year and they are envious of how much money cable is now making with...