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Tuesday Final Nationals: President Trump’s First Primetime Presser Down One-Third from Obama’s in 2009

Prime time was delayed for approximately 20 minutes on this Tuesday evening as President Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his selection for the Supreme Court. An estimated 32.42 million viewers (according to Nielsen preliminary data) across seven networks watched Trump’s first press conference in prime time as President. CBS led all outlets in total viewers while NBC was tops among adults 25-54 (the coveted demographic for news programming). Fox News Channel easily led cable.

The viewer figures for the networks that televised Trump’s presser were, as follows:

ABC: 5.182 million viewers, 1.471 million adults 25-54

CBS: 7.97 million viewers, 1.878 million adults 25-54

NBC: 5.912 million viewers, 1.96 million adults 25-54

Fox: 2.203 million viewers, 0.943 million adults 25-54

CNN: 2.029 million viewers, 0.684 million adults 25-54

Fox News Channel: 7.558 million viewers, 1.556 million adults 25-54

MSNBC: 1.57 million viewers, 0.378 million adults 25-54

The event drew 35 percent less viewers than President Obama’s first prime time press conference (49.46 million) which aired on the same seven networks along with Spanish broadcaster Univision, back on Feb. 9, 2009.

For the rest of prime time, CBS was No. 1 in total viewers (5.74 million), NBC — with game show “The Wall” — led in adults 18-49 (1.2 rating/4 share) and adults 25-54 (1.6/5), as well as sharing in the lead for adults 18-34 with Fox and CW (0.7/3 each).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, January 24, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.7/3 2728 0.4/2 0.7/2 0.9/3
8:18 The Middle (r) 250 93 2.6/4 3974 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.2/3
8:48 American Housewife (r) 250 93 2.0/3 3142 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:18 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 250 93 1.6/3 2541 0.3/2 0.7/2 1.0/3
9:48 The Real O’Neals (r) 250 93 1.3/2 1931 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
10:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 250 93 1.4/3 2152 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.7/6 5737 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.2/3
8:22 2 Broke Girls (rs) 254 94 3.6/6 5539 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/3
8:30 Kevin Can Wait (rs) 254 94 2.9/5 4464 0.4/2 0.7/2 1.0/3
9:00 Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials (s) 253 93 4.0/7 6469 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
10:00 Bull (rs) 254 93 3.7/7 5667 0.4/2 0.6/2 1.0/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.2/6 5103 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.6/5
8:17 The Wall (rs) 246 93 2.8/5 4602 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
9:00 The Wall 246 93 3.7/6 6064 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.0/6
10:00 This Is Us (rs) 244 93 2.9/6 4501 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/3 3292 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
8:20 New Girl (r) 255 93 1.0/2 1664 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:31 The Mick 258 93 1.7/3 2967 0.8/4 1.1/4 1.2/3
9:01 Bones 258 93 2.3/4 3761 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.5/2 2420 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Flash 248 91 1.8/3 3063 0.9/4 1.1/4 1.2/4
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow 248 91 1.1/2 1776 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.8/2
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 2126 0.7/3
7:00 Despertar Contigo 0.8/1 1507 0.5/2
8:00 Despertar Contigo 1.0/2 1762 0.6/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.2/2 2365 0.8/3
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.2/2 2251 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 700 0.2/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 688 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1402 0.5/2
9:00 La Viuda Negra 0.2/0 467 0.2/1
10:00 Blue Demon 0.1/0 231 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.9/1 1575 0.6/3 0.6/2
8:00 La Fan (preliminary) 0.7/1 1233 0.4/2 0.4/2
9:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.9/1 1574 0.5/2 0.6/2
10:00 El Chema (preliminary) 1.0/2 1917 0.8/4 0.8/3

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 1/31/17

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Super Bowl Greatest Commercials” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

The Wall” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

The Mick” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Bones” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 1/31/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, January 31:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
86 68 INTERVENTION A&E 8:00 PM 60 509 0.20
66 36 INTERVENTION CA A&E 9:00 PM 60 726 0.32
72 51 ESCAPING POLYGAMY AC A&E 10:00 PM 63 669 0.25
68 47 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 701 0.26
63 41 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 8:30 PM 30 752 0.30
45 27 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1027 0.44
37 23 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1186 0.50
30 18 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1347 0.55
27 12 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1463 0.62
52 32 AMC MOVIE: FORREST GUMP AMC 8:00 PM 180 960 0.39
90 84 BEING MARY JANE S4 BET 9:00 PM 60 426 0.18
35 16 BEING MARY JANE S4 BET 10:00 PM 60 1238 0.56
82 84 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 584 0.18
23 15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1666 0.57
69 55 LADIES OF LONDON BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 683 0.24
99 84 TOSH.O CMDY 8:00 PM 30 342 0.18
91 68 TOSH.O CMDY 8:30 PM 30 397 0.20
98 84 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 358 0.18
100 96 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 317 0.17
96 75 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 366 0.19
93 75 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 373 0.19
17 25 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 7:55 PM 65 2013 0.47
21 33 NANCY PELOSI TOWN HALL CNN 9:00 PM 72 1700 0.38
34 42 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:12 PM 48 1268 0.29
50 40 MOONSHINERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 974 0.31
25 18 MOONSHINERS DISC 9:00 PM 60 1594 0.55
28 29 KILLING FIELDS DISC 10:00 PM 60 1365 0.41
62 75 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 755 0.19
39 75 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1117 0.19
43 75 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1063 0.19
48 84 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1004 0.18
47 96 BUNK’D DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1018 0.17
87 75 MOVIES WE LOVE: THE PARENT TRAP E! 8:00 PM 182 494 0.19
55 47 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: MARYLAND / OHIO STATE (0.59 HH) ESPN 7:00 PM 127 889 0.26
24 22 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: GEORGIA / KENTUCKY (1.06 HH) ESPN 9:07 PM 156 1625 0.51
65 63 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: PITTSBURGH / NORTH CAROLINA (0.47 HH) ESPN2 7:00 PM 123 743 0.21
75 84 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: WEST VIRGINIA / IOWA STATE (0.38 HH) ESPN2 9:03 PM 120 640 0.18
36 36 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1221 0.32
51 42 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 9:00 PM 60 963 0.29
46 36 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 1026 0.32
1 8 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 6756 0.81
2 14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 4532 0.58
4 28 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 3294 0.43
53 31 THE FOSTERS FRFM 8:00 PM 60 916 0.40
80 55 SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 9:00 PM 60 598 0.24
40 25 FX MOVIE PRIME: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION FX 6:29 PM 211 1113 0.47
33 23 TABOO FX 10:00 PM 83 1269 0.50
93 75 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 373 0.19
95 68 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 368 0.20
15 21 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 2235 0.52
3 4 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 3707 0.87
8 13 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 2631 0.60
12 16 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 2387 0.56
29 47 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 1351 0.26
5 6 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 9:00 PM 63 3154 0.84
22 18 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 10:03 PM 60 1695 0.55
42 59 A CRIME TO REMEMBER ID 8:00 PM 60 1100 0.23
32 45 A CRIME TO REMEMBER ID 9:00 PM 60 1283 0.27
26 35 SHADOW OF DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 1525 0.33
41 34 DANCE MOMS LIF 9:00 PM 62 1104 0.34
20 55 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1725 0.24
16 36 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2121 0.32
19 61 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1809 0.22
89 63 TEEN WOLF SSN 6 MTV 9:00 PM 61 445 0.21
57 55 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 827 0.24
64 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 749 0.25
60 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 787 0.25
58 44 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 821 0.28
88 84 NBA REGULAR SEASON: OKLAHOMA CITY / SAN ANTONIO (0.32 HH) NBATV 8:30 PM 167 492 0.18
44 61 RIDE NICK 8:00 PM 30 1047 0.22
54 84 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 903 0.18
61 96 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 762 0.17
49 68 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 8:00 PM 60 991 0.20
59 63 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 10:00 PM 60 816 0.21
7 10 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 60 2696 0.68
66 63 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 726 0.21
79 84 CAMPUS PD SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 602 0.18
85 96 CAMPUS PD SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 517 0.17
83 68 COPS SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 582 0.20
84 84 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 579 0.18
76 63 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 630 0.21
71 51 FACE OFF SYFY 9:00 PM 60 672 0.25
18 11 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1896 0.66
14 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 2307 0.73
11 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2392 0.82
10 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2461 0.87
9 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2479 0.95
13 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2347 0.90
69 84 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 683 0.18
81 68 TATTOO GIRLS TLC 10:01 PM 61 591 0.20
31 29 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 61 1331 0.41
38 45 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND TNT 8:00 PM 120 1145 0.27
73 47 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: PACIFIC RIM TNT 10:00 PM 180 658 0.26
78 75 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 8:00 PM 60 614 0.19
97 96 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 361 0.17
92 68 HACK MY LIFE TRU 10:00 PM 30 394 0.20
74 84 TEACHERS TVL 10:00 PM 30 643 0.18
6 1 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.72 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2817 1.02
77 59 THE MAGICIANS USA 10:00 PM 63 627 0.23
56 75 OUTSIDERS WGNA 9:00 PM 61 834 0.19

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • Sarah

    @SonOfTheBronx
    With the Super Bowl being yesterday, will Tuesday’s Live+3s be delayed?

  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Tuesday 1/31/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle-r ……………. 0.86 … 0.87
    American Housewife-r . 0.78 … 0.80
    Fresh Off the Boat-r ….. 0.69 … 0.71
    Real O’Neals-r …………. 0.51 … 0.53
    Agents of SHIELD ……. 0.61 … 1.28
    2 Broke Girls-r …………. 0.73 … 0.74
    Kevin Can Wait-r ……… 0.68 … 0.69
    S.B. Greatest Comm … 0.89 … 0.94
    Bull-r ………………………. 0.62 … 0.68
    The Wall-r ……………….. 1.06 … 1.09
    The Wall …………………. 1.52 … 1.59
    This Is Us-r ……………… 0.97 … 0.99
    New Girl-r ……………….. 0.53 … 0.54
    The Mick ………………… 1.06 … 1.58
    Bones …………………….. 0.85 … 1.25
    The Flash ……………….. 1.09 … 1.66
    Legends/Tomorrow ….. 0.67 … 1.03

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle-r …………. 3975 … 4050
    Amer Housewife-r ….. 3142 … 3225
    Fresh Off the Boat-r .. 2542 … 2624
    Real O’Neals-r ……….. 1931 … 1985
    Agents of SHIELD ….. 2153 … 3718
    2 Broke Girls-r ……….. 5483 … 5522
    Kevin Can Wait-r ……. 4466 … 4503
    S.B. Greatest Comm . 6471 … 6866
    Bull-r ……………………. 5669 … 6100
    The Wall-r …………….. 4602 … 4686
    The Wall ……………….. 6064 … 6324
    This Is Us-r …………… 4501 … 4660
    New Girl-r …………….. 1664 … 1695
    The Mick ………………. 2967 … 4186
    Bones ………………….. 3761 … 5204
    The Flash ……………… 3063 … 4253
    Legends/Tomorrow …1776 … 2617

    • Sarah

      Thanks so much!

      • Live+7 vs. Live+SD data for Tuesday 1/31/2017

        Adults 18-49
        …………………………….. L+SD … L+7
        Bones …………………….. 0.8 …. 1.4

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        Total Viewers (000)
        …………………………….. L+SD … L+7
        Bones ………………….. 3761 … 5710