Prime time in the U.S. was dominated by President Obama’s State of the Union Address in front of Congress. All rating results from last night are atypical due to President Obama’s approximate one-hour State of the Union address. Results in the 9P hour on the Big 4 networks totaled a 14.8 rating/23 share in the household overnights from 9P-10P, with the following results:
CBS was #1 with 7.43 million viewers and a 4.8/7. NBC finished #2 with 5.57 million a 4.4/7. ABC drew 4.89 million viewers and a 3.8/6 while Fox had 2.83 million viewers and a 1.8/3. Immediately following in the 10P-1030P half-hour was the analysis/Republican response as follows: Again, CBS finished #1 with a 5.0/8. NBC was #2 with a 4.6/7. ABC finished #3 with a 4.2/6 while Fox was #4 with a 2.2/3.
CBS began the evening at 8P with a rerun of ‘N.C.I.S’ in its normal time slot and set the tone with a time period leading 11.43 million viewers and a 7.1 rating and 11 share of the audience. After the Presidential address, at 1030P, ‘Two and A Half Men’ brought in a time period leading 4.16 million viewers and a 3.0/5.
NBC preceded the Presidential Address with ‘The Biggest Loser’ at 8P and brought in 6.64 million viewers and a 4.2/6. At 1030P, a continuing analysis of the President’s address brought in a 2.9/5.
ABC began the evening at 8P with a rerun of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ which brought in 3.96 million viewers and a 2.8/5. At 1030P, a rerun of ‘The Goldbergs’ brought in 3.46 million viewers and a 2.8/4.
FOX at 8P began with ‘Dads’ which drew 3.9 million viewers and a 2.5/4 while at 830P, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ had 3.34 million viewers and a 2.2/3.
On cable, FOX News Channel was the most-watched cable news channel for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News averaged 4,718,853 viewers, while, MSNBC and CNN were in a battle for second place with 2,292,169 and 2,081,431 total viewers, respectively. FOX News Channel was also the #1 cable network on Tuesday.
The CW at 8P presented “The Originals” which drew 2.25 million viewers and a 1.6/ 2. At 9P, a new episode of “Supernatural” pulled in 2.79 million viewers and again a 1.6/2. It was a good night for the Little Network That Could.
For The Record:
CBS finished #1 with 8.217 million viewers and a 5.3 rating and 8 share of the available audience. NBC was #2 with 5.928 million viewers and a 4.1/6. ABC finished #3 with 4.339 million viewers and a 3.3/5. Univision finished in 4th place with 3.182. FOX completed the evening with 3.108 million viewers and a 2.0/3. The CW finished with 2.519 million viewers and a 1.6/2. Telemundo had a 0.8/1.
Advertising Banned By FOX For Super Bowl On Sunday:
SodaStream, which features a $4 million 30-second spot with actress Scarlett Johansson that is apparently too hot for the censors. According to USA Today, the 30-second spot has been rejected because of four simple words: “Sorry, Coke and Pepsi.” With controversy comes curiosity, and the online world is abuzz with the 29-year old star of “Hitchcock” and “He’s Just Not That Into You” making her own fizzy beverage care of SodaStream, while slowly removing her bathrobe and seductively sucking on a straw. One look at the camera with those now four classic words was just too much apparently for Fox, the home of Super Bowl XLVII, to handle. The upside for SodaSteam: early buzz with a commercial that is likely to live on indefinitely. Fox, for its part, declined to comment, as did PepsiCo. A Coca-Cola spokesperson, meanwhile, said, “I can confirm we did not pressure Fox. Other than that, we don’t comment on our competitors’ efforts.” As for Scarlett Johansson: “SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits, and equal rights,” she said. “I believe in conscious consumerism and transparency and I trust that the consumer will make their own educated choice that is right for them.” If you would like to view it, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIQHQOObmJM
Today In TV History:
In 1969 on this date, The “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” debuted on CBS. To see him singing ‘Witchita Lineman’ on that show, go to: http://michaelstvtray.com/2013/01/29/glen-campbell/
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Across The Pond:
BBC One scored another victory on Tuesday. At 9P, ‘Death In Paradise’ was the top program in The UK with 6.57 million viewers (27.5%) to finish #1 outside of the soaps.
BBC Two at 8P had ‘Children’s Emergency Rescue’ attracting 1.68 million (7.5%), while at 9P, ‘Inside the Animal Mind’ brought in 1.25 million (5.2%). Vic and Bob’s ‘House of Fools’ dropped to 815,000 (4.4%) at 10P.
ITV at 8P presented ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ celebrity special and drew a strong 3.08 million (13.8%). AT 9P, ‘Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans’ held onto 2.88 million (12.0%).
Channel 4 at 8P ‘The Jump’ had 1.84 million (8.3%). AT 9P, ‘The Taste’ dropped to 732,000 (3.1%) viewers.
Channel 5 at 8P began with ‘Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun’ and 996,000 viewers tuned in (4.5%). But it was the one big program on their schedule which drew in the competitive numbers. At 9P, ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ brought in its usual 2.52 million (10.5%). At 10P, ‘Botched Up Bodies’ dropped Channel 5 back to reality with 958,000 viewers (5.7%).
On Sky1 at 9P had Ross Kemp’s ‘Extreme World’ pull in only 312,000 (1.3%).
It was quite a battle all evening in Australia on Tuesday. Network 7 and Network 9 battled it out all evening, back and forth.
Network 7 had the big gun, at 730P, ‘My Kitchen Rules’ brought in the top ratings of the night with 1,605,000 viewers, 424,000 in Sydney; 458,000 in Melbourne; 285,000 in Brisbane; 188,000 in Adelaide with 250,000 in Perth. The top rated news show was ‘Today Tonight’ which finished at #3 for the evening by drawing 1,220,000 viewers. #5 was ‘Seven News’ and it drew 1,180,000. ‘Home And Away’ tied for #7 with 1,141,000 viewers. While #10 went to ‘Winners & Losers’ which drew 1,024,000 viewers. For Tuesday, Network 7 drew 6.170 total viewers in the five programs that finished in the Top 10. The difference in the evening was the huge lead ‘My Kitchen Rules’ brought to Network 7 even though it dropped about 66,000 viewers from Monday. But ‘Kitchen Rules’ Down Under on Tuesday.
Network 9 came in with the #2 show of the evening with ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and it pulled in 1.272 million viewers. The there was a repeat of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ that drew 1.205 million viewers for #4 for the evening. #6 was ‘Nine News’ which drew 1,144,000. ‘Nine News 6:30’ tied for #7 with 1,141,000. #9 was ‘The Block: Fans V Faves as it drew 1.131 million viewers. For Tuesday, Network 9 drew 5.893 total viewers in the five programs that finished in the Top 10.
Elsewhere In The World Of Television:
The trial of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian charged with murder, will have a dedicated 24-hour television channel in South Africa, the country’s top cable provider has said, promising “round-the-clock” coverage of one of the blockbuster stories of the year. MultiChoice said the temporary “pop-up” channel will launch on 2 March, the day before the Pistorius goes on trial in a high court inPretoria, for killing his girlfriend in his home on Valentine’s Day last year. It is the first time it has launched a channel of this kind to cover a major news event, MultiChoice said. The provider has only had temporary channels on its DSTV network for reality entertainment shows such as Idols and Big Brother. DSTV is also available in other African countries. The female judge who will preside over the trial has not yet ruled if television cameras will be allowed to record images of court proceedings or if the trial at North Gauteng high court can be carried live. Even so, MultiChoice will tap into the world’s fascination with Pistorius’s remarkable story, which has taken a dramatic turn after he was celebrated as a sporting hero in 2012 as the first double amputee to compete on the track at the Olympics. MultiChoice said the channel would give “inside information on the most talked-about and controversial subject in recent South African history”. Its head of content, Aletta Alberts, said there would also be “a rich variety of content and social media integration” around the trial.
As you can see, no matter where people were watching television, they were…