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[01/15/16 - 09:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "American Idol" 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/14/16):

FOX (8.650 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was demo champ once again on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (8.420 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and a second "American Idol" (8.880 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

CBS (8.660 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (15.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1), "Life in Pieces" (9.302 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Mom" (8.351 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "Angel from Hell" (6.947 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Elementary" (5.937 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was NBC (5.943 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the penultimate "Heroes Reborn" (3.821 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) alongside a new "The Blacklist" (7.366 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and week two of "Shades of Blue" (6.643 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.777 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "Beyond the Tank" (4.113 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.198 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and another "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.021 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.219 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with "The World Dog Awards" (1.219 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Beyond the Tank
0.00% - Heroes Reborn
-2.63% - The Big Bang Theory
-5.56% - Mom
-6.25% - The Blacklist
-8.33% - Elementary
-9.09% - Life in Pieces
-14.29% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 9:00
-14.29% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 10:00
-16.67% - American Idol - 8:00
-18.75% - Angel from Hell
-20.69% - American Idol - 9:00
-27.78% - Shades of Blue

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - The Blacklist
+48.00% - The Big Bang Theory
+11.11% - Beyond the Tank
+8.33% - Shades of Blue
-9.09% - Heroes Reborn
-13.04% - American Idol - 8:00
-13.33% - Angel from Hell (vs. The McCarthys)
-14.29% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 10:00 (vs. How to Get Away with Murder (Repeat))
-15.38% - Elementary
-16.67% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
-17.86% - American Idol - 9:00
-19.05% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-25.00% - The World Dog Awards
-33.33% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 9:00 (vs. The Taste)

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," 3.0/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/15/15):

FOX (10.357 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (9.834 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) followed by a second "American Idol" (10.881 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

CBS (9.220 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (12.063 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) followed by originals from "Mom" (10.841 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (9.391 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "The McCarthys" (6.914 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Elementary" (8.055 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

Next up was NBC (3.515 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser" (4.219 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Bad Judge" (2.773 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "A to Z" (1.728 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Parenthood" (4.077 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.058 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up the penultimate week of "The Taste" (3.274 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and a repeat "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.627 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with "The World Dog Awards" (1.924 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Taste
-4.55% - Two and a Half Men
-7.14% - Elementary
-11.76% - The McCarthys
-12.50% - Bad Judge
-14.29% - Mom
-14.29% - Parenthood
-14.81% - American Idol - 8:00
-15.15% - American Idol - 9:00
-15.38% - The Biggest Loser
-16.67% - A to Z

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Two and a Half Men (vs. The Crazy Ones (Repeat))
+30.00% - Elementary (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+26.32% - Mom (vs. The Millers (Repeat))
+25.00% - The McCarthys (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
0.00% - The Taste
0.00% - Parenthood
0.00% - The World Dog Awards (vs. The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards)
-4.35% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Community/Parks & Recreation)
-12.50% - Bad Judge (vs. Sean Saves the World)
-16.67% - A to Z (vs. The Michael J. Fox Show)
-26.32% - American Idol - 9:00
-39.47% - American Idol - 8:00

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "The Talk After Dark" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "The Talk After Dark" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households 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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