It looks like
That's according to preliminary numbers Wednesday from Nielsen, which are not adjusted for time zones and thus not very reliable.
Still, if numbers hold, NBC earned a rating of 1.5 in prime time on Tuesday in the 18-49 age demographic, higher than
CBS' rerun of
According to the preliminary numbers, coverage of the address itself -- which started at 9 p.m. EST and lasted more than an hour -- drew an average of 7.4 million total viewers to CBS, 5.6 million to NBC, 4.9 million to ABC and 2.8 million to Fox. In the advertiser-preferred 18-49 age group, NBC's coverage earned a 1.4, leading CBS (1.3), ABC (1.1) and Fox (1.0). Final numbers will be released later Wednesday.