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[06/19/15 - 08:44 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Originals with Repeat Lineup
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/18/15):

CBS (5.276 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday despite an all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.148 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "The Odd Couple" (5.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Mom" (5.463 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Mike & Molly" (5.453 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Elementary" (4.245 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

ABC (4.368 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with the debut of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (5.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) followed by the return of "Mistresses" (3.749 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and a second "Mistresses" (3.809 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Next up was NBC (3.798 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "Dateline NBC" (6.257 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Aquarius" (3.363 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Hannibal" (1.774 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.855 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up its primetime coverage of "115th U.S. Open Championship" (2.855 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.881 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat "The Vampire Diaries" (0.643 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and the latter a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-12.50% - Aquarius

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. Black Box)
+44.44% - Dateline NBC (vs. Hollywood Game Night (Repeat))
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards)
-10.00% - Mistresses - 10:00 (vs. Rookie Blue)
-20.00% - Mistresses - 9:00 (vs. Rookie Blue)
-22.22% - Aquarius (vs. Undateable)
-46.15% - 115th U.S. Open Championship (vs. Hell's Kitchen/Gang Related)
-64.29% - Hannibal (vs. Last Comic Standing)

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," 2.3/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/19/14):

FOX (3.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (4.934 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "Gang Related" (2.619 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

CBS (5.190 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.543 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "Mom" (5.628 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Two and a Half Men" (5.303 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "The Millers" (4.365 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Elementary" (4.151 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was NBC (3.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and its mix of a "Hollywood Game Night" (3.434 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) repeat followed by originals from "Undateable" (2.616 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), another "Undateable" (2.536 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Last Comic Standing" (4.005 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.131 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up the relocated "Black Box" (3.988 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) followed by the return of "Rookie Blue" (5.711 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and a second "Rookie Blue" (5.696 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

And finally, "The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards" (1.036 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.036 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.3 rating.

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

·Thursday overnights were dominated at 11:35 p.m. ET by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," which last night took home the Critics' Choice Award for Best Talk Show as part of the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. This marks "The Tonight Show's" first award win since Fallon's Feb. 17 debut as host.

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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