According to Nielsen overnight time period data, CBS was the most-watched broadcast network for coverage of the State of the Union Address last night, as well as for post-address analysis. NBC News coverage was most-watched in the 10:30pm half hour. CBS also had the best lead-in with a repeat of “NCIS” which averaged 11.9 million viewers.
- 9pmET: Speech
- 10pmET: Speech, Analysis & start of GOP Response at 10:26
- 10:30pmET GOP Response & Analysis
NBC 3,895 (NBC remained with SOTU until 11pm)
CBS 3,848 (CBS returned to programming at 10:35)
ABC 3,254 (ABC returned to programming at 10:37)
We’ll have the cable news ratings a little later.