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[02/01/17 - 09:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos on Disrupted Night
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 (1/31/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (5.118 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) led a distrupted lineup on Tuesday with its mix of an "NBC News Special" (5.784 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), a repeat "The Wall" (5.472 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), a new "The Wall" (5.554 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and a repeat "This Is Us" (4.171 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

The CW (2.418 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then pulled into second place with new episodes from "The Flash" (3.039 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.799 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was CBS (5.973 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its combination of "CBS News Special" (7.425 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Kevin Can Wait" (4.293 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017" (6.408 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Bull" (5.653 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up its "FOX News Special" (2.065 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) alongside "The Mick" (2.949 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Bones" (3.736 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, ABC (2.940 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with "ABC News Special" (4.691 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), repeats of "American Housewife" (3.587 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.821 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "The Real O'Neals" (2.204 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) plus a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.169 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The Flash
+16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+10.00% - The Mick
-10.00% - Bones
-12.50% - The Wall
-14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
12.50% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
10.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
-12.50% - The Wall (vs. Chicago Med)
-14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
-21.43% - The Flash
-55.00% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017

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," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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, 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 0.2/2 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 (2/2/16):

CBS (10.081 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Tuesday with its two-hour special "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" (11.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and a repeat "NCIS" (7.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

NBC (6.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second place with its trio of "Hollywood Game Night" (4.324 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Chicago Med" (7.649 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Chicago Fire" (8.200 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.355 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its combination of "New Girl" (2.980 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Grandfathered" (2.568 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.220 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "The Grinder" (1.650 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.563 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up originals from "The Flash" (3.668 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "iZombie" (1.460 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, ABC (3.018 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Fresh Off the Boat" (5.197 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "The Muppets" (2.725 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) plus new episodes from "Marvel's Agent Carter" (2.788 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (2.306 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - iZombie (vs. 1/12/16)
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 12/8/15)
+16.67% - New Girl
+11.11% - Grandfathered
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-8.33% - Hollywood Game Night
-11.11% - Marvel's Agent Carter
-14.29% - The Grinder
-27.27% - The Muppets (vs. 12/8/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+68.42% - Chicago Med (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
+12.50% - Chicago Fire
+10.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
+7.69% - The Flash
-12.50% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-16.67% - Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016 (vs. NCIS/NCIS: New Orleans)
-22.22% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Forever)
-26.32% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Shark Tank)
-28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-37.50% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-38.46% - Marvel's Agent Carter
-45.45% - The Grinder (vs. The Mindy Project)
-57.89% - The Muppets (vs. Shark Tank)

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; 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," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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