While the State of the Union address disrupted the majority of TV on Feb. 4, it didn’t stop everything from airing. Here are the Tuesday TV ratings.
The State of the Union address meant that much of TV was preempted on Feb. 4. All four big networks aired the address, with CBS coming out on top in the total viewers but FOX and NBC taking the joint top spot in the demo. However, not all TV was preempted, and here’s a look at the TV ratings for the night.
The State of the Union didn’t actually win the night in terms of the ratings. Despite being an important political moment for the year, CBS had the most viewers with 4.24 million. The demo rating on NBC and FOX was 0.9, and it’s possible that the higher ratings came from the fact that those two networks aired new episodes of TV shows in the 8/7c slot.
Ellen’s Game of Games won the night out of all new airings, with 5.01 million viewers and a 1.0 demo. It was the highest demo out of all shows, but NCIS‘s rerun did see a higher audience with 5.91 million. There’s no doubt that Ellen’s Game of Games is going to be renewed for a fourth season.
FOX opted for a new episode of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back in the 8 p.m. slot instead of a new episode of The Resident. This decision did lead to the show gaining 41% in the audience and 37% in the demo. Is this a sign that it’s a better timeslot or had The Resident fans tuned in expecting a new episode?
The CW was the only network to air new episodes of both its Tuesday night shows. That started with The Flash, which saw a big drop in both demo and audience compared to the previous episode. It lost a huge 38% of its demo and 25% of its audience.
However, Legends of Tomorrow was a little mixed. The demo was down by 13%, while the total audience was up 10%. Of course, we don’t need to worry about either show for renewals, but the ratings will affect the positioning of the shows in the schedule next season.
Here’s a look at the Tuesday TV ratings.
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