Ratings: ‘The Voice’ and Trump Prove Perfect Primetime Partners

NBC dominates Tuesday with president’s congressional address

Perhaps NBC should bring Donald Trump back to its airwaves on a regular basis. After all, we know that whole Arnold Schwarzenegger experiment didn’t work.

The broadcast network dominated Tuesday’s primetime with “The Voice” and a congressional address by The Donald. ABC was second in the key 18-49 demographic, CBS claimed the runner-up slot among total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 8.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice’s” Tuesday season premiere at 8 p.m. scored a 2.6/10 and 11.3 million viewers. Trump’s address and the Democrat’s response filled out the next 90 minutes. A rerun technically closed out the prime day part, in which NBC topped each half-hour outright.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and third in viewers with 4.4 million. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8 had a 1.2/4 and 4.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Real O’Neals” got a 1.1/4 and 3.6 million viewers. The next hour-and-a-half was all Trump and the opposing response; a repeat at 10:30 concluded primetime.

CBS, Fox and Univision all tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.9/3. CBS was second in total viewers with 6.8 million, Fox was fourth with 2.7 million and Univision was fifth with 2.4 million.

CBS aired all reruns as the bread sandwiching Trump’s address and the left’s response.

For Fox, “New Girl” at 8 received a 0.9/3 and 2.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Mick” posted the same rating/share, and rose in overall audience to 2.5 million viewers. The final hour of Fox’s nationally programmed primetime was the political stuff.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.9 million. “The Flash” at 8 posted a 1.1/4 and 2.8 million viewers. Guess what followed and finished prime? Yep, the not State of the Union.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.