February 6, 2019



The STATE OF THE UNION Address aired on 4 networks, scoring highest on NBC.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

ABC:  AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE moved to Tuesday, and dropped 0.2 from its last Wednesday airing to 0.8.  THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT was steady at 0.8 with its last airing, even though that had a lead-in that was nearly twice as high (1.5 for the season finale of THE CONNERS).

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES lost 0.2 from last week’s 8PM episode to 1.4.

CW:  THE FLASH held at 0.7, and ROSWELL NEW MEXICO took advantage of being the only network show airing against the speech, up 0.1 to 0.4.

CBS:  A rerun of the post-Super Bowl premiere of WORLD’S BEST at 0.8.

FOX:  A rerun of THE MASKED SINGER at 0.9.

Tonight, CRIMINAL MINDS concludes its season, airing after a 2-hour WORLD’S BEST.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."