Biden drew more viewers in otherwise quiet TV week | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — In an otherwise quiet week for television, President Joe Biden was the biggest star.

An estimated 38.2 million people watched him deliver his first State of the Union address last week, spread across multiple networks that aired it. Fox News Channel, where 7.2 million people watched, had the largest single audience, the Nielsen company said.

Otherwise, no primetime show has surpassed 8 million live viewers. On a typical evening, ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir had more viewership than any other television show last week.

Among individual primetime shows, “60 Minutes” finished top for the second week in a row, Nielsen said.

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CBS won the week in prime time with an average of 4.6 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.2 million, Fox had 1.9 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million, and Telemundo had 930,000.

Fox News Channel topped the primetime cable networks with an average of 3.51 million viewers. CNN had 1.81 million, MSNBC had 1.64 million, ESPN had 1.29 million, and HGTV had 1.1 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news race with an average of 8.8 million viewers, NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.3 million and “CBS Evening News” had 5. ,1 million.

For the week of February 28 to March 6, the 20 most-watched programs in prime time, their networks and their audiences:

1. “60 minutes”, CBS, 7.99 million.

2. “State of the Union,” Fox News, 7.21 million.

3. “The Equalizer”, CBS, 7.13 million.

4. “NCIS”, CBS, 7.12 million.

5. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.05 million.

6. “Chicago Fire”, NBC, 6.89 million.

7. “State of the Union Insight,” Fox News, 6.62 million.

8. “American Idol,” ABC, 6.57 million.

9. “State of the Union Analysis” (10:10-10:32 p.m. EST), Fox News, 6.55 million.

10. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.48 million.

11. “State of the Union”, ABC, 6.3 million.

12. “State of the Union: Republican Response,” Fox News, 5.98 million.

13. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 5.91 million.

14. “Blue Bloods”, CBS, 5.9 million.

15. “Chicago PD”, NBC, 5.81 million.

16. “The Neighborhood”, CBS, 5.7 million.

17. “Ghosts”, CBS, 5.52 million.

18. “Bob Hearts Abishola,” CBS, 5.5 million.

19. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.45 million.

20. “State of the Union Analysis” (10:46 p.m.-11 p.m. EST), Fox News, 5.44 million.

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