On a night interrupted by President Obama’s final address from the White House, NBC won the ratings race with a 2.3 rating in 18-49 and an 8 share. NBC aired The Wall at a flat 1.7, then the return of This Is Us, at 10, scoring a 3.0. This Is Us scored a 2.8 in its last airing in early December.
ABC did a 1.2/4, CBS and Fox a 1.0/3 and The CW a 0.3/1.
The presidential address, aired by ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, ran from 9 to 10, with NBC winning that time slot easily.
ABC’s The Middle was a flat 1.7 and American Housewife was down a tenth of a point at 1.5, before Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. grew 14% from its last airing to 0.8.
CBS had repeats before and after President Obama.
On Fox, New Girl did a flat 1.1, while The Mick’s 1.1 was down 15%.
CW ran original programming at 9, with No Tomorrow doing a flat 0.2.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.