Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
Note: The live telecast of the State of the Union address will result in greater adjustments than usual for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. As it was carried commercial free, it will not count toward the networks’ weekly or season averages.
The numbers for Tuesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NCIS (CBS) – R||1.4/4||10.75|
|New Girl (FOX)||1.4/4||3.32|
|Hollywood Game Night (NBC)||1.2/4||4.62|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.70|
|MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion (The CW) – S||0.6/2||1.65|
|8:30 p.m.||Grandfathered (FOX)||1.0/3||2.71|
|The Muppets (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.39|
|9 p.m.||State of the Union (NBC) (9-10:30 p.m.)||1.5/4||5.62|
|State of the Union (CBS) (9-10:30 p.m.)||1.0/3||6.33|
|State of the Union (ABC) (9-10:30 p.m.)||1.0/3||4.14|
|State of the Union (FOX)||0.7/2||2.01|
|iZombie (The CW)||0.5/2||1.23|
|10:30 p.m.||State of the Union Analysis (NBC)||0.9/3||4.07|
|The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.48|
|Mike & Molly (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.52|
President Obama’s final State of the Union address was the main event on TV Tuesday night, with a combined audience of 18.1 million people on the Big 4 networks, down from last year’s 19.6 million (cable figures will be out later in the day).
The limited amount of original programming on the night was mostly steady. “New Girl” (1.4), “Grandfathered” (1.0) and “Hollywood Game Night” (1.2) were all even with their numbers from last week. The CW’s “iZombie” drew a 0.5, equal to its last episode in December despite a smaller lead-in from the “MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion” (0.6).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/4||1.1/3||1.0/3||0.8/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.03||7.33||2.51||3.50||1.44|
Late-night metered market results to follow.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time.
Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.