NBC Wins Battle of Super Tuesday Network Specials

By Chris Ariens 

The big three networks aired their first prime time primary night specials of the 2016 campaign last night. NBC’s Lester Holt, CBS’s Scott Pelley and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos led coverage with 10 p.m. Super Tuesday specials for their respective networks, including updates for the West Coast. The big 3 broadcasters drew 13.1 million viewers in the hour.

NBC also had the best lead-in with The Voice, which averaged more than 12.4 million viewers over two hours. NCIS: New Orleans on CBS drew 11.4 million, and ABC’s Agent Carter was far behind with 2.5 million. That said, while in third place, ABC did the best job holding its 10 p.m. audience (or benefiting from tune-in from other networks.)

  • Super Tuesday 10 p.m. | Total Viewers / A25-54 demo

NBC: 5.738M / 2.261M
CBS: 5.038M / 1.365M
ABC: 2.344M / 895,000