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[10/09/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Hold Onto Demo Crown
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/8/19):

NBC (6.991 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) once again took home the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (8.421 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "This Is Us" (7.237 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (5.315 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

CBS (8.782 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) likewise continued its total viewers reign with its trio of "NCIS" (10.979 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "FBI" (8.629 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.739 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.239 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with fresh installments from "The Resident" (3.605 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Empire" (2.872 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.697 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "The Conners" (5.651 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Bless This Mess" (3.865 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Mixed-ish" (3.436 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Black-ish" (3.040 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Emergence" (3.094 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (1.627 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and an encore of "Batwoman" (1.105 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.366 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Black-ish
-5.88% - This Is Us
-11.11% - New Amsterdam
-11.11% - Empire
-15.38% - NCIS
-16.67% - Emergence
-20.00% - FBI

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. The Gifted)
-16.67% - The Voice
-20.00% - FBI
-21.43% - NCIS
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans
-25.00% - The Flash
-30.43% - This Is Us
-38.89% - The Conners (vs. 2018 American Music Awards)
-42.86% - New Amsterdam
-55.56% - Bless This Mess (vs. 2018 American Music Awards)
-61.11% - Mixed-ish (vs. 2018 American Music Awards)
-61.11% - Black-ish (vs. 2018 American Music Awards)
-72.22% - Emergence (vs. 2018 American Music Awards)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/9/18):

ABC (6.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) staked its claim to the demo crown on Tuesday with its telecast of the "2018 American Music Awards" (6.545 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

Sharing the demo gold was NBC (8.313 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) with new episodes from "The Voice" (9.023 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2), "This Is Us" (8.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (7.097 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (9.733 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "NCIS" (12.160 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "FBI" (9.111 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.930 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.503 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Gifted" (2.051 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Lethal Weapon" (2.954 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, the season premieres of "The Flash" (2.056 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Black Lightning" (1.202 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) on The CW (1.629 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Gifted
-4.17% - This Is Us
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - New Amsterdam
-12.50% - Lethal Weapon
-16.67% - FBI

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-16.67% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-17.86% - This Is Us
-18.18% - NCIS: New Orleans
-20.00% - The Flash
-21.74% - The Voice
-22.22% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-25.00% - 2018 American Music Awards (vs. on 11/19/17)
-33.33% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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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