Last night’s live coverage and post-analysis of the President’s State of the Union address easily led the Tuesday cable ratings this week. Fox News scored the top 4 spots of the night, starting with its actual broadcast of the address scoring a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and followed by the network’s other special post-address coverage and analysis, which grabbed 1.6 – 1.0 ratings. Similarly, CNN’s coverage of the address scored 0.9 – 0.5s throughout the night, while MSNBC’s coverage peaked with a 0.5.

Meanwhile, The History Channel’s “The Curse of Oak Island” still managed to land fairly high in the ratings with a 0.8, just one-tenth less than its previous 0.9. On USA, “WWE Smackdown” held steady with another 0.8 too, while MTV’s “The Challenge: Vendettas” ticked up one-tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.6. “The Detour” maintained a 0.4 on TBS, and was just barely able to land itself a spot in the Top 25 of the night.

In addition, OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” took a minor hit from a 0.6 to a 0.5, while Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” held steady with a 0.5.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
STATE OF THE UNION FOX NEWS 9:10 PM 11,705 1.9
ST UNION/ANALYSIS FOX NEWS 10:31 PM 10,530 1.6
ST UNION/ANALYSIS FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 9,935 1.5
ST UNION/DEM RESPONSE FOX NEWS 10:42 PM 6,702 1.0
STATE OF THE UNION CNN 9:10 PM 3,111 0.9
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 3,248 0.8
STATE OF UNION ANALYSIS CNN 10:31 PM 2,994 0.8
SOTU DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE CNN 10:43 PM 2,870 0.8
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,509 0.8
STATE OF UNION PREVIEW CNN 9:00 PM 2,770 0.7
SP FIXER UPPER HOME 9:00 PM 3,211 0.7
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 4,945 0.6
HANNITY FOX NEWS 11:00 PM 3,973 0.6
CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 9:00 PM 916 0.6
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:14 PM 1,400 0.6
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 2,220 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,595 0.5
DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE MSNBC 10:42 PM 3,332 0.5
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:30 PM 3029 0.5
AC360 SOTU ANALYSIS CNN 11:00 PM 2,009 0.5
RESTORED BY THE FORDS HOME 10:00 PM 1,945 0.4
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:38 PM 996 0.4
STATE OF THE UNION ADD MSNBC 9;00PM 2,674 0.4
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE MSNBC 10:55 PM 2,944 0.4
DETOUR, THE TBS 10:30 PM 1,083 0.4

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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