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Tuesday Overnights: CBS Leads Atypical Evening

The 9 p.m. ET Half-Hour Featured President Trump's Live Address and the Democratic Response

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.4/ 9, NBC: 4.1/ 7, ABC: 3.3/ 6, Fox: 2.1/ 3, CW: 0.3/ 1

Note: President Trump’s primetime speech and the Democratic response aired live across the country from approximately 9 to 9:25 p.m. ET. All individual program results for last night are approximate. Due to the live speech, percent change versus the year-ago evening is excluded today.

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS led this atypical evening, which again is approximate by individual show due to President Trump’s live speech and the Democratic response in the 9 p.m. half-hour. If anything, ABC sitcom “The Conners” remains the real deal at a solid 5.1/ 8 in the household overnights in the 8 p.m. half-hour. But freshman lead-out “The Kids Are Alright,” which is worthy of a larger audience, dipped to a third-place 3.2/ 5 at 8:30 p.m.

In season-premiere news was NBC’s now sophomore “Ellen’s Game of Games,” which scored a third-place 4.1/ 7 in the 8 p.m. hour. Comparably, that was 18 percent the 5.0/ 8 on the year-ago evening.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, January 8 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Conners”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS”: 7.7/13 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (season premiere): 5.1/ 8 (#3)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.5/ 1 (R)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Kids Are Alright”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 7.9/13 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (season premiere): 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.4/ 1 (R)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – Presidential Address and democratic response: 3.4/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Presidential Address and democratic response: 6.1/ 9 (#1)
NBC – Presidential Address and democratic response: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
Fox – Presidential Address and democratic response: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
CW – “EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Classic”: 0.2/ 0 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Neighborhood” (R): 3.3/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 3.6/ 6 (#1)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.5/ 2 (#4)
CW – “EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Classic”: 0.2/ 0 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 3.8/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.6/ 7 (#12)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 3.7/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Boy was I scrambling last night trying to get my network programs recorded. FBI was canceled and NCIS New Orleans was a repeat, ABC time was shifted and only NBC kept their programs on time.

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