CBS Most-Watched for State of the Union 2015

By Chris Ariens 

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
    CBS 7.319
    NBC 5.285
    ABC 4.649
    Fox 2.848
  • 10pmET: Speech, Analysis & start of GOP Response at 10:26
    CBS 6,354
    NBC 5,210
    ABC 4,900
  • 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.