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[01/13/17 - 09:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
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 (1/12/17):

CBS (6.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (10.190 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) followed by new episodes of "The Great Indoors" (7.246 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Mom" (7.334 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Life in Pieces" (5.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Pure Genius" (5.196 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

NBC (5.335 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was a close second with its mix of "Superstore" (4.311 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "The Good Place" (3.629 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Chicago Med" (6.752 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "The Blacklist" (5.283 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Sharing the silver was FOX (3.237 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.902 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and the premiere of "My Kitchen Rules" (2.572 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Next up was ABC (5.256 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) with the season finale of "The Great Holiday Baking Show" (5.138 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) plus the special "Taking the Stage: Changing America" (5.315 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.115 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Supernatural" (0.809 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) closed out the night for The CW (0.962 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Pure Genius
+10.00% - The Good Place
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - The Great Holiday Baking Show
-14.29% - Life in Pieces
-23.53% - Mom
-26.32% - The Great Indoors

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Taking the Stage: Changing America (vs. My Diet Is Better Than Yours)
+20.00% - Superstore (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+10.00% - The Good Place (vs. Heroes Reborn)
0.00% - The Great Holiday Baking Show (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-7.69% - Life in Pieces (vs. Angel from Hell)
-18.18% - Pure Genius (vs. Elementary)
-20.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-23.08% - The Blacklist (vs. Shades of Blue)
-23.53% - Mom
-30.00% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-40.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. American Idol)
-60.87% - My Kitchen Rules (vs. American Idol)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; 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; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (1/14/16):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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