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Tuesday Overnights: President Trump Addresses Congress

Solid Return for NBC's 'The Voice' at 8 p.m. ET

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.6/ 9, CBS: 4.4/ 7, ABC: 3.1/ 5, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 1.3/ 2

Note: Due to President Trump’s first address to Congress, comparisons to the year-ago evening are excluded.
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-Ratings Breakdown:
Due to President Donald Trump’s live address to Congress last night, all individual program results are estimated.

NBC’s “The Voice” returned to the 8 p.m. hour with a dominant 7.2 rating/12 share in the metered market households, which comparably was down by nine percent from the 7.9/12 on the year-ago evening. On Monday, an 8.0/13 in the overnights for the two-hour “The Voice” midseason opener translated into 13.03 million viewers and a 3.1 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Next at 8 p.m. was an encore telecast of “NCIS” on CBS at a 5.4/ 9, followed by earlier episodes of ABC sitcoms “Fresh Off the Boat” (#3: 2.9/ 5) and “The Real O’Neals” (#3: 2.3/ 4). “The Real O’Neals” concludes for the season (or series) on March 14.

Also in the hour was The CW’s top-rated series, “The Flash,” at a 2.1/ 3, followed by Fox sitcoms “New Girl” (#5: 1.6/ 3), which should be calling it quits this season, and already renewed “The Mick” (#5: 1.8/ 3).

President Trump’s speech ran from 9-10:07 p.m., followed by an analysis until 10:37 p.m. Results in the 9 p.m. hour, again approximate, are as follows:
NBC: 5.6/ 9, CBS: 4.5/ 7, ABC: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 2.1/ 4

On The CW, an encore telecast of “Riverdale” did not benefit opposite the non-entertainment programming with a 0.6/ 1.

Results in the 10:30 p.m. half-hour, featuring the last seven minutes of President Trump’s speech and the analysis are as follows:

NBC: 4.8/ 8, CBS: 4.2/ 7, ABC: 3.7/ 6 (Fox was not available).

At 10:30 p.m., the Big 3 featured encore telecasts of “The Wall” (NBC: 3.2/ 6), “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS: .6/ 4) and “American Housewife” (ABC: 2.3/ 4) out the final seven minutes of the analysis.

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, February 28 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 5.4/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (time period return): 6.9/11 (#1)
Fox – “New Girl”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)
CW – “Arrow”: 2.1/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Real O’Neals”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 5.4/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (time period return): 7.2/12 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick”: 1.8/ 3 (#5)
CW – “Arrow”: 2.0/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – President Trump Address to Congress: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
CBS – President Trump Address to Congress: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – President Trump Address to Congress: 5.7/ 9 (#1)
Fox – President Trump Address to Congress: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – President Trump Address to Congress: 4.0/ 6 (#3)
CBS – President Trump Address to Congress: 4.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – President Trump Address to Congress: 5.5/ 9 (#1)
Fox – President Trump Address to Congress: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – President Trump Address to Congress/Analysis: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
CBS – President Trump Address to Congress/Analysis: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – President Trump Address to Congress/Analysis: 4.8/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – Analysis/”American Housewife” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – Analysis/”Kevin Can Wait” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#3)
NBC – Analysis/”The Wall” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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