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[01/18/17 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Continues Its Reign for NBC
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/17/17):

NBC (7.740 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the demo king on Tuesday with its trio of "The Wall" (6.646 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "This Is Us" (9.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.044 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

CBS (11.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver with its dramas "NCIS" (15.421 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Bull" (10.966 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.157 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was ABC (3.779 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (6.596 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "American Housewife" (5.425 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.845 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "The Real O'Neals" (2.767 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.020 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.727 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up fresh installments of "New Girl" (2.351 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "The Mick" (2.727 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Bones" (2.915 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

And finally, a repeat of "The Flash" (1.008 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and the season finale of "No Tomorrow" (0.604 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) closed out the night for The CW (0.806 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - NCIS (vs. 1/3/17)
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Bull (vs. 1/3/17)
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/3/17)
0.00% - The Mick
0.00% - No Tomorrow
-5.88% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/3/17)
-9.09% - New Girl
-20.00% - Bones
-20.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 1/3/17)
-21.43% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 1/3/17)
-25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - The Middle (vs. Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years)
+66.67% - American Housewife (vs. Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years)
+62.50% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+41.67% - The Wall (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+22.22% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
+10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-5.88% - Chicago Fire
-15.79% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
-16.67% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-20.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-20.83% - NCIS
-23.08% - New Girl
-33.33% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-76.47% - No Tomorrow (vs. Various)

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.7/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/19/16):

CBS (12.324 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was back in front on Tuesday with new episodes from "NCIS" (17.370 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.231 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Limitless" (6.371 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

NBC (6.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Hollywood Game Night" (4.633 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Chicago Med" (7.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Chicago Fire" (8.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

Next up was The CW (2.687 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the return of "The Flash" (3.422 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) plus new specials "DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now" (2.073 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League" (1.832 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.498 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "New Girl" (3.022 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Grandfathered" (2.586 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.383 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "The Grinder" (2.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15).

And finally, ABC (3.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening with its special "Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" (3.197 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), the return of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (3.255 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and a second hour of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (3.024 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - The Flash (vs. 12/8/15)
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - The Grinder (vs. 1/5/16)
-7.14% - New Girl
-7.69% - NCIS (vs. 1/5/16)
-8.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 1/5/16)
-10.00% - Grandfathered
-10.53% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/5/16)
-11.11% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/5/16)
-14.29% - Limitless (vs. 1/5/16)
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/5/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+54.55% - Chicago Fire (vs. NBC News Special)
+38.46% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. CBS News Special)
+22.22% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. FOX News Special)
+20.00% - Limitless (vs. CBS News Special/Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+14.29% - Chicago Med (vs. NBC News Special)
+12.50% - Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter (Repeat))
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 10:00 (vs. ABC News Special/Black-ish (Repeat))
-9.09% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 9:00 (vs. ABC News Special)
-10.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now (vs. Supernatural)
-11.11% - The Grinder (vs. FOX News Special)
-17.24% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-20.00% - DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League (vs. Supernatural)
-23.53% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-47.06% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "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 1.1/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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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