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[01/20/17 - 09:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Big Bang Theory" Original Sparks CBS Victory
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 (1/19/17):

CBS (8.198 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with new episodes from "The Big Bang Theory" (15.047 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "The Great Indoors" (8.103 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Mom" (8.513 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Life in Pieces" (6.910 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Pure Genius" (5.308 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

NBC (5.043 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Good Place" (3.965 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), the seaosn finale of "The Good Place" (3.789 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and new episodes from "Chicago Med" (6.303 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "The Blacklist" (4.949 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Sharing second place was FOX (3.188 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (3.911 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "My Kitchen Rules" (2.465 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.944 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for repeats of "Grey's Anatomy" (3.977 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Scandal" (2.985 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) plus a special "20/20" (4.871 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.976 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and "Supernatural" (0.857 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night for The CW (0.916 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - Mom
+25.00% - Life in Pieces
+21.43% - The Great Indoors
+8.33% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Good Place
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - My Kitchen Rules
-8.33% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 1/5/17)
-11.11% - Pure Genius

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 20/20 (vs. My Diet Is Better Than Yours)
+50.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+10.00% - The Good Place - 8:30 (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+10.00% - The Good Place - 8:00 (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+7.14% - Life in Pieces (vs. Angel from Hell)
0.00% - Mom
-15.00% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-20.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-27.27% - Pure Genius (vs. Elementary)
-28.57% - The Blacklist (vs. Shades of Blue)
-40.91% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. American Idol)
-64.00% - 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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.8/4; "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 1.3/4 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (1/21/16):

FOX (9.281 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (8.909 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) followed by a second hour of "American Idol" (9.654 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

CBS (8.000 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (11.024 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) followed by new episodes of "Life in Pieces" (8.806 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Mom" (8.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "Angel from Hell" (7.015 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "Elementary" (6.322 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Next up was NBC (6.006 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the finale to "Heroes Reborn" (3.790 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) alongside originals from "The Blacklist" (7.295 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Shades of Blue" (6.934 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.560 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) got a boost with the debut of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (3.141 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and the season premiere of "The 100" (1.979 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Beyond the Tank" (4.318 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.342 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and another "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.189 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on ABC (2.949 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 9:00
+10.00% - American Idol - 8:00
+8.70% - American Idol - 9:00
+7.69% - Angel from Hell
+7.69% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Beyond the Tank
0.00% - Heroes Reborn
0.00% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 10:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - The Blacklist (vs. Bad Judge/A to Z)
+75.00% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
+71.43% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+25.00% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+25.00% - Beyond the Tank (vs. The Taste)
+20.00% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 10:00 (vs. How to Get Away with Murder (Repeat))
+7.69% - Shades of Blue (vs. Parenthood)
-12.50% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 9:00 (vs. The Taste)
-16.67% - Heroes Reborn (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-18.52% - American Idol - 8:00
-20.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
-26.09% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-26.32% - Angel from Hell (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-26.67% - Elementary

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," 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.3/2 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" (0.4/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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