Ratings: While Obama's Numbers Hold Up, Idol Repeat Leads Fox to Demo Win

President Obama’s third State of the Union Address averaged 25.5 million total viewers across ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox on Tuesday night, based on preliminary overnight numbers. Looking at strictly the broadcast numbers available thus far, that puts it on par with POTUS’ year-ago speech to the nation.

Among other Tuesday fare, an NCIS repeat drew the most total viewers (with 12.4 million), while an encore of Sunday’s football-delayed American Idol auditions round (9.5 mil/3.3) commanded the best demo rating, fueling a Fox win for the night.

Elsewhere, The Biggest Loser (6.3 mil/2.0) dipped more than 6 percent… 90210 (1.3 mil/0.7) gained a tenth in the demo… and The CW’s Remodeled — with 940,000 viewers and a 0.4 rating — “surged” some 30 percent from its DOA debut.