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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

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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