Donald Trump Ratings

Ratings: ABC's Trump Interview Wins Wednesday, Arrow Returns Down

Donald Trump’s first interview since being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States gave ABC 7.5 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating (per finals), leading Wednesday night in both measures.

Over on The CW, Arrow returned to 1.68 mil and a 0.6, marking its second-smallest audience ever while matching its series low in the demo (set Nov. 9 vs. the World Series Game 7). Frequency wrapped its run with 790K/0.3, ticking up on both counts with a fresh lead-in.

Fox’s Lethal Weapon (6.3 mil/1.4) and Star (3.8 mil/1.2) were steady.

CBS’ two-hour Hunted averaged 5.5 mil/1.3, expectedly down from Sunday’s post-AFC Championship preview but improving on Undercover Boss‘ most recent rating. Leading out of that, Code Black (5.7 mil/0.9) was flat in the demo.

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21 Comments
  1. wrstlgirl says:

    Code Black is excellent, to bad it’s not doing better.

    • I always watch it the next day on the CBS app. I wonder what the delayed watching numbers are.

      • That would include me as well. I watch this and many shows a day or two later than aired. Code Black is always intensely interesting, and one of the shows that I always look forward to watching. Rob Lowe has added a spark, although I would have rather seen him “grinding” it for another season.

  2. ndixit says:

    Arrow really deserves the lower ratings. It should be the lowest rated of the DC shows based on its quality.

  3. Mary says:

    I didn’t even know there was an interview. That’s okay I wouldn’t have watch.

  4. Rachel says:

    Frequency finale was really good. The shorter season was a good call (although I realize it was because of #’s) Still hoping for a long shot of a second season!

  5. kmw says:

    Nice for FOX that their Wed line up is stable. I know they aren’t Idol’s numbers but they are ok

  6. Jimmy says:

    Arrow has really become a bore lately. I only half watched it last night. Such a waste of Katie Cassidy.

  7. Natalie says:

    ABC is really sucking up to Trump. It’s weird…

    • kerk says:

      Yeah, it’s no surprise though. Their president implied that’s where he thinks the ratings are now so get read to see them turn their little money hungry car around

  8. Liz says:

    Not surprised about Arrow. That cliffhanger before the hiatus was just plain predictable. I almost forgot the show was back, too.

  9. Does anyone know what the numbers were for Obama’s first interview after being sworn in?

  10. Yoko says:

    I will never watch a show with that man in it. Never have, never will. Thank GOD for Netflix and cable tv

    • wrstlgirl says:

      LOL, well it’s not like he’s on a lot of shows. It was just a one hour news special. Plenty of other great things to watch without Cable and Netflix :-)

  11. DS says:

    He finally won a popular vote on something, now maybe he’ll stop whining about losing the BIG popular vote.