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[07/18/18 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, MLB All-Star Game Top Demos
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/17/18):

FOX (8.342 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) got a demo boost on Tuesday with its annual telecast of the "MLB All-Star Game" (8.342 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2).

NBC (9.454 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "America's Got Talent" (11.181 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "World of Dance" (6.000 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was CBS (4.766 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (5.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Bull" (4.403 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.415 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.897 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (2.747 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "The Middle" (2.070 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Black-ish" (1.697 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), another "Black-ish" (1.632 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and a new "The Last Defense" (1.619 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, fresh installments of "The 100" (0.864 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "The Outpost" (0.652 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.757 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - The Outpost
-20.00% - The Last Defense
-33.33% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - MLB All-Star Game (vs. 7/11/17)
-12.50% - America's Got Talent
-18.75% - World of Dance
-20.00% - The Last Defense (vs. American Housewife/The Middle (Repeats))
-33.33% - The Outpost (vs. Hooten & The Lady (Repeat))
-33.33% - The 100 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))

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

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Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/18/17):

NBC (10.637 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) cruised to victory on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (12.395 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "World of Dance" (7.120 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

CBS (5.671 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was a distant second with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (6.405 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Bull" (5.284 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.324 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was ABC (1.983 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its mix of "The Middle" (2.880 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.974 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Black-ish" (1.769 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), another "Black-ish" (1.699 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "American Housewife" (1.808 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and another "The Middle" (1.766 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.030 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.287 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "The Mick" (0.963 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), "Family Guy" (0.979 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and another "The Mick" (0.890 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (1.146 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Hooten & The Lady" (1.070 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.108 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Got Talent
-5.88% - World of Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - World of Dance (vs. NBC News Special)
+9.09% - America's Got Talent

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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