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TV Junkie: Tuesday

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It's been going on all day as it is: election coverage. Obviously you have your choice to get this news all night: CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and probably the best news source, Comedy Central. For all other decent viewing options see below.

And if elections aren't the equivalent of polling and monitoring then there's this recent bit about a challenge to the Nielsen ratings system. Looks like TNS Media Research is going to go head to head with Nielsen by teaming up with DirectTV to get 100,000 households monitored with second-by-second device-monitoring data vs. Nielsen't 12,000 self-monitored households. More competition in this area can only be a good thing as the value of Nielsen's small data pool has been questioned for decades. Tivo's also throwing their hat into the ring, more on that later.

8:00pm 10 Items or Less TBS - Ingrid wants to lose her virginity to one of her coworkers, she's got high standards evidently.

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8:00pm All The King's Men TCM - (1949) If real politics are too much then how about some dramatized politics? This multi-Oscar winner is about a corrupted Southern politician. Corruption in politics? Now you know it's fiction.

9:00pm House FOX - Season Finale.

10:00pm LA Ink TLC - Orbi gets a, you guessed it, Roy Orbison tattoo

10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - The cat-like Eden returns to Sean for some more work, she'd bad news, but oh so good.

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Matthew McConaughey, Gary Mule Dear, Sheryl Crow (again?? she was on last night with a so-so performance).