President Donald Trump’s address to the nation, regarding the new American strategy in Afghanistan, drew nearly 18 million viewers across The Big 4 during primetime on Monday night.
Among the broadcast-TV pack, NBC led with 6.2 million viewers (and a 1.4 demo rating). Cable ratings famously come in much, much later.
As for regularly scheduled broadcast programming….
ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise (4.3 mil/1.3) slipped 16 and 19 percent from its week-prior premiere.
NBC’s American Ninja Warrior (5.7 mil/1.3) ticked down just a bit, as did Midnight, Texas (2.9 mil/0.6).
Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (2.7 mil/0.7) and CBS’ CBSN: On Assignment (2.7 mil/0.4) both held steady, while The CW’s Hooten & the Lady (800K/0.2) hit an audience low airing opposite POTUS.