NBC’s “The Wall” was the top-rated show on the same night President Trump made his live primetime announcement on who his Supreme Court nominee will be.
Is it mere coincidence that a show called “The Wall” did well after Trump, who has pledged to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border? You be the judge.
Airing a new episode at 9 p.m., “The Wall” managed a 1.4 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 5.6 million viewers, making it the top new show of the night in the demo.
President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination announcement aired live without commercials from approximately 8-8:17pm ET, meaning these early numbers will be adjusted later today.
Per the available numbers, NBC topped the night in the key demo with a 1.2 rating overall but finished second in total viewers with 5.1 million. President Trump’s announcement at 8 was followed by a repeat of “The Wall.” The new episode of “The Wall” followed at 9. A repeat of “This Is Us” closed at 10.
The CW finished second in the demo with a 0.9 rating but fifth in total viewers with 2.4 million viewers. “The Flash” drew a 1.1 rating and 3 million viewers at 8. “Legends of Tomorrow” followed at 9 with a 0.7 rating and 1.8 million viewers.
CBS tied for third in the demo with a 0.8 rating but finished first in total viewers with 6 million. Following Trump, “Kevin Can Wait” managed a 0.7 rating and 4.3 million viewers at 8:30. “The Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials” special aired at 9 with a 0.9 rating and 6.4 million viewers. A repeat of “Bull” aired at 10.
Fox tied for third in the demo with a 0.8 rating and third in total viewers with 3.1 million. Following Trump, “New Girl” averaged a 0.6 rating and 2.1 million viewers at 8. “The Mick” followed at 8:30 with a 1.1 rating and 3 million viewers. “Bones” aired at 9 with a 0.9 rating and 3.7 million viewers.
ABC tied for fourth in the demo with a 0.7 rating and fourth in total viewers with 2.9 million. The network aired only repeats until “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” at 10, which drew a 0.6 rating and 2.2 million viewers.
Univision tied for fourth in the demo with a 0.7 rating but finished sixth in total viewers with 1.9 million.
Telemundo finished seventh overall with a 0.6 rating and 1.6 million viewers.