state of the union 2013 gi TV ratings: State of the Union not much of a draw TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

The president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night didn’t draw as big a crowd as last year’s speech, as all four broadcast networks that carried it brought in smaller audiences.

The rest of the night was almost all reruns, with the lone exception being “The Taste” on ABC. It was down from last week.

CBS led the night with 6.9 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/7 share in households. NBC (5.3 million, 3.4/5) took second, beating out ABC (4.4 million, 2.9/4). FOX averaged 2.35 million viewers and a 1.5/2, and The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) trailed.

NBC led the adults 18-49 demographic, albeit with just a 1.4 rating. ABC was right behind at 1.3, followed by CBS, 1.2; FOX, 0.9; and The CW, 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (9.1 million viewers, 5.9/9 households)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: “The Taste” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Raising Hope” rerun (2.7 million, 1.7/3)/”New Girl” rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/2)
The CW: Movie – “When in Rome” (1.45 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “The Taste” and “NCIS: LA” tied at 1.5 9 p.m. CBS: State of the Union (6.3 million, 4.2/6)
NBC: State of the Union (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: State of the Union (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: State of the Union (2.1 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “When in Rome” (1.6 million, 1.1/2) 18-49 leader: NBC (1.6) 10 p.m. CBS: State of the Union (6 million, 4.0/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: State of the Union (5.6 million, 3.6/6)/Analysis (4.1 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: State of the Union (4.5 million, 3.0/5)/”Modern Family” rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4) 18-49 leader: NBC (1.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable