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[10/18/17 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Keeps NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/17/17):

NBC (8.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) continued its demo streak on Tuesday with new episodes from "The Voice" (9.805 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "This Is Us" (10.455 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (4.529 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

CBS (10.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then remained the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (12.400 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Bull" (10.261 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.340 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.822 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (5.446 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.915 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Black-ish" (4.165 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "The Mayor" (2.964 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (3.222 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.913 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up originals from "Lethal Weapon" (3.704 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The Mick" (2.408 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.837 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, new episodes from "The Flash" (2.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.601 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) rounded out the night for The CW (2.058 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Mick
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
-7.14% - NCIS
-7.14% - The Middle
-7.69% - Black-ish
-8.70% - The Voice
-10.00% - The Flash
-14.29% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-20.00% - The Mayor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. No Tomorrow)
+33.33% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
+7.69% - This Is Us
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
-7.69% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-10.00% - The Flash
-12.50% - The Voice
-13.33% - The Middle
-20.00% - The Mayor (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-25.00% - Bull
-27.78% - NCIS
-31.25% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-35.29% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (vs. Chicago Fire)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/18/16):

NBC (9.115 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.317 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "This Is Us" (9.615 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.414 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

CBS (12.099 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (14.536 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Bull" (12.207 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was ABC (3.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (5.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "American Housewife" (5.673 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.068 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), "The Real O'Neals" (3.098 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.557 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) offered up fresh installments from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.034 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "New Girl" (1.838 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Scream Queens" (1.502 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally on The CW (1.742 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), new episodes of "The Flash" (2.631 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "No Tomorrow" (0.855 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - NCIS
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - No Tomorrow
-4.00% - The Voice
-5.56% - Chicago Fire
-7.14% - This Is Us
-11.11% - American Housewife
-11.11% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-11.76% - The Middle
-13.33% - Fresh Off the Boat
-14.29% - Scream Queens
-16.67% - The Real O'Neals

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Voice (vs. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris)
0.00% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
0.00% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder)
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - This Is Us (vs. The Voice)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Toy Story of Terror! (Repeat))
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-7.69% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-10.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered)
-13.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-14.29% - NCIS
-25.00% - The Middle (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-28.57% - The Flash
-33.33% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-40.00% - No Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
-40.00% - Scream Queens

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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