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[04/22/14 - 10:24 AM]
"The Voice" Ties for #1 in 18-49 Among Big 4 Primetime Programs for the Week of April 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE VOICE" TIES FOR #1 IN 18-49 AMONG BIG 4 PRIMETIME PROGRAMS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 14-20

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in 18-49, Up 17% vs. One Year Ago and Holding the Lead This Late in the Season for the First Time in 10 Years

The Monday and Tuesday 'Voice' Take Two of the Week's Top Three Rankings Among Primetime Shows on the Big 4 in 18-49 and are Joined in the Top 30 by 'About a Boy,' 'Chicago Fire,' a 'Blacklist' Encore and 'Growing Up Fisher'

NBC Wins Six of Six Monday Half-Hours in 18-49; 'The Voice' is the #1 Show of the Night and an Encore 'Blacklist' is the #1 Monday Drama on the Big 4

NBC Ranks #1 Tuesday in 18-49 With the #1 Show of the Night, 'The Voice'; 'About a Boy' Grows Week to Week in 18-49 and 'Growing Up Fisher' Increases in Total Viewers

Wednesday's 'SVU' Captures the Show's Top Encore Results Since December 2012

On Thursday, 'Parenthood' Jumps +18% Week to Week to a Three-Week High; 'Community' Grows +11% Week to Week

'Dateline Saturday Night Mystery' Ties NBC's Top Non-Sports 18-49 Rating in the Time Period in 19 Months

Sunday's 'Believe' Delivers Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - April 22, 2014 - With Monday's edition of "The Voice" tying for the week's #1 rating in adult 18-49 among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks, NBC has averaged a 1.4 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers overall for the week of April 14-20, according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice" generated two of the week's top three 18-49 ratings on the Big 4 networks, with Monday's telecast tied with ABC's "Scandal" season finale for #1 and Tuesday's show ranking #3. Joining them among the week's top 30 primetime programs on the Big 4 are: "About a Boy" (tied for #17), "Chicago Fire" (tied for #21), Monday's "Blacklist" encore (tied for #28) and "Growing Up Fisher" (tied for #28). The Monday and Tuesday telecasts of "The Voice" ranked #1 and #2 for the week on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 25-54 and teens 12-17.

Among the NBC shows preempted or in rebroadcast last week were "The Blacklist," "Revolution," "Law & Order: SVU," "Chicago P.D." and "Grimm."

Through 30 weeks of the season, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, all key adult-female demos and other key measures. It's the first time NBC has ranked #1 in 18-49 this late in the season in 10 years (since the 2003-04 season).

NBC's 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 is the network's top average at this point in the season in four years (since a 2.8 in 2009-10). Versus one year ago, NBC is up 17% season to date in adults 18-49 (2.8 vs. 2.4).

Through the season's 30th week, NBC has won 80 nights in adults 18-49 among the Big 4 networks, more NBC nightlong wins than for any full September-to-May season since 2003-04 (83 wins).

In total viewers, NBC ranks #2 for the season with an average of 9.6 million viewers, which is its biggest overall audience 30 weeks into the season in eight years (since 2005-06, 9.9 million). Versus one year ago, NBC is up 37% season to date in total viewers (9.6 million vs. 7.0 million). It's the first time NBC has ranked #2 in total viewers at this point in the season in 10 years (since the 2003-04 season).

Primetime averages for the week of April 14-20 in adults 18-49 are: ABC, 1.5/5; CBS, 1.4/5; NBC, 1.4/4; Fox, 1.3/4; and CW, 0.5/2. In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: CBS, 7.9 million; ABC, 6.5 million; NBC, 5.4 million; Fox, 4.0 million; and CW, 1.4 million.

Season-to-date averages are: NBC, 2.8/8; Fox, 2.6/8; CBS, 2.4/7; ABC, 2.1/6; and CW, 0.8/2. In overall total viewers, the season averages are: CBS, 10.8 million; NBC, 9.6 million; Fox, 7.6 million; ABC, 7.5 million; and CW, 1.9 million.

NBC highlights for the week of April 14-20:

Monday: NBC won the night among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, taking six of six half-hours despite running a "Blacklist" encore at 10 p.m. ET For the night, NBC was #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in all key demographics - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

"The Voice" (3.4 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49, 11.8 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) was the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 by a 48% margin (with a 3.4 rating vs. a 2.3 for the #2 shows on those nets, ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and CBS's "2 Broke Girls"). In the time period, "The Voice" led its Big 4 competition in every key demo.

An encore telecast of "The Blacklist" (1.5/4 in adults 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) won the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 by a 15% margin (with a 1.5 rating vs. a 1.3 for ABC's #2 "Castle" rebroadcast) with the top-scoring "Blacklist" encore to date in 18-49 and total viewers. Even in rebroadcast, "The Blacklist" was the night's #1 drama on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, topping originals of Fox's "Bones" and "The Following" (1.4 each).

Tuesday: NBC finished #1 Tuesday night in adults 18-49, led by the #1 show of the night, "The Voice." It's a record 20th time NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 Tuesday night among the Big 4 networks this season in 18-49, adding to the network's record for most Tuesday wins among those nets in People Meter history.

"The Voice" (3.0/10 in 18-49, 11.8 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in its time period in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 and other key measures. "The Voice" was up week to week by +3% in 18-49 and up +7% in total viewers (11.8 vs. 11.1 million) and was the #1 show of the night by a 36% margin (with a 3.0 rating vs. a 2.2 for CBS's "CSI").

"About a Boy" (1.8/5 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:31 p.m. ET) grew +6% week to week despite special competition in the half-hour this week from ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." In total viewers, "Boy" advanced week to week by 2% (7.0 million vs 6.9 million).

"Growing Up Fisher" (1.5/4 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall from 9:31-10 p.m. ET) matched its week-ago 18-49 rating and grew +6% week to week in total viewers (5.9 million vs 5.5 million) despite special competition this week from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." "Fisher" retained 83% of its lead-in from "About a Boy" in adults 18-49, 91% in adults 18-34 (with a 1.0 rating vs. a 1.1) and 100% in men 18-34 (0.8 vs. 0.8).

"Chicago Fire" (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within a tenth of a rating point of #1 in the 10 p.m. hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and was #1 among those nets in adults 18-34, as well as women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. "Chicago Fire" built on its lead-in by +13% in adults 18-49, +5% in adults 25-54 (to a 2.2 rating from a 2.1) and +17% in total viewers while the ABC and CBS competition in the time period was down versus lead-in in all three measures.

Wednesday: An 8-9 p.m. ET rebroadcast of " Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.1/4 in adults 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew versus the prior week's 8-9 p.m. encore by +22% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.1 from a 0.9) and +11% in total viewers (4.610 million vs. 4.171 million).

An encore telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.3/4 in adults 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) delivered the show's top results for a rebroadcast since Dec. 26, 2012 (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall). The 9 p.m. "SVU" encore grew versus its lead-in by 18% in 18-49 and 11% in total viewers.

A rebroadcast "Chicago P.D." (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) grew versus the show's prior encore by +11% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.0 from a 0.9 on March 26) and up +9% in total viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.8 million).

Thursday: "Community" (1.0/4, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) improved week to week by +11% (to a 1.0 from a 0.9) and by +12% in total viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.6 million), for its top results in both measures since March 20. In the time period, "Community" tied for #1 among the Big 4 nets in men 18-34 and finished with 0.1 of a rating point in adults 18-34.L+3 Time-Shifting: The previous week's "Community" grew in 18-49 rating by 41% in L+3 (1.21 vs. 0.86).

"Parks and Recreation" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 8:30-9:01 p.m. ET) retained 90% of its lead-in in adults 18-49 and 100% in adults 25-54 (1.1 vs. 1.1). L+3 Time-Shifting: The prior week's "Parks and Recreation" grew in 18-49 rating by 40% in L+3 (1.41 vs. 1.01).

"Hollywood Game Night" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall from 9:01-10 p.m. ET) grew from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 by +25%(to a 1.0 rating from a 0.8) and in adults 25-54 by +27% (1.4 vs. 1.1). "Hollywood Game Night" retained its full 18-49 lead-in and grew versus lead-in in total viewers by +34%.

Despite competition from the "Scandal" season finale, "Parenthood" (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) jumped +18% versus the prior week's 1.1 in 18-49, making it the top "Parenthood" in three weeks. It's also a three-week high in total viewers, where "Parenthood" grew week to week by +9% (to 4.0 million from 3.7 million). Versus its lead-in, "Parenthood" was up +44% in adults 18-49 and up +24% in total viewers. Despite the 10 p.m. hour, "Parenthood" held steady half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.3) and grew +7% in adults 25-54 (1.6 vs. 1.5) and was up +6% in women 18-49 (to a 1.8 from a 1.7). L+3 Time-Shifting: The prior week's "Parenthood" grew in 18-49 rating by 81% in L+3 (to a 2.03 from a 1.12) and by 2.1 million viewers overall (5.8 million vs. 3.7 million).

Friday: An encore edition of "Dateline NBC" (0.9/4 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) tied for #1 among the Big 4 nets in the time period in women 18-34 and 18-49.

An original telecast of "Dateline NBC" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the time slot in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. The 9 p.m. "Dateline" built on its lead-in from the prior "Dateline" by +33% in adults 18-49, +31% in adults 25-54 (to a 1.7 rating from a 1.3) and +38% in women 25-54 (2.2 vs. 1.6).

"Hannibal" (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) grew +14% week to week in adults 18-49 (to a 0.8 rating from a 0.7) and +25% in total viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.2 million. "Hannibal" generated its biggest overall audience since March 28 and equaled its highest 18-49 rating since that same date. L+3 Time-Shifting: The prior week's "Hannibal" grew by +66% going from these next-day L+SD ratings to L+3 (to a 1.23 from a 0.74) and by 1.1 million viewers overall (to 3.3 million from 2.2 million).

Saturday: "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall) matched NBC's highest adult 18-49 rating in the slot, excluding sports in 19 months (since Sept. 15, 2012). Week to week, "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" grew +29% in adults 18-49 (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.7) and +20% in adults 25-54 (1.2 vs. 1.0). In its seven weeks on the schedule, "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" has generated NBC's seven top total-viewer results in the time period, excluding sports, in more than two years (since Jan. 21, 2012).

A rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET), with host Seth Rogen and musical guest Ed Sheeran, equaled the highest 18-49 rating for a 10 p.m. "SNL" rebroadcast since Feb. 1.

Sunday: "American Dream Builders" (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET) grew from half-hour to half-hour by 20% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.6 from a 0.5) and 40% in women 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.5).

"Dateline NBC" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) built on its lead-in by +50% in adults 18-49 and 52% or 1.3 million persons in total viewers, to generate NBC's top 18-49 rating in the hour since March 23 and biggest overall audience since March 16.

"Believe" (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) grew +10% week to week in adults 18-49 (to a 1.1 rating from a 1.0) and +4% in total viewers (4.539 million vs. 4.344 million). "Believe" delivered three-week highs in 18-49 and total viewers (best since March 30, 1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall). Versus its lead-in, "Believe" was up +38% in adults 18-49 and up +23% in total viewers. L+7 Time-Shifting: The April 6 "Believe" grew in L+7 by 81% or 0.79 of a rating point in 18-49 (to a 1.76 from a 0.97) and by 2.6 million viewers overall (6.8 million vs. 4.2 million).

"Crisis" averaged a 0.9/3 in 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET. Among women 18-34, "Crisis" tied for #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC (with a 0.7 rating). L+7 Time-Shifting: The April 6 "Crisis" increased in L+7 by 72% or 0.73 of a rating point in 18-49 (to a 1.74 from a 1.01) and by more than 2.3 million viewers overall (6.8 million vs. 4.5 million).





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· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS (NBC)
· BELIEVE (NBC)
· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· CRISIS (NBC)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· GROWING UP FISHER (NBC)
· HANNIBAL (NBC)
· HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)











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