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[02/03/17 - 09:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Competition in Demos
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 (2/2/17):

ABC (6.566 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) held onto the top spot on Thursday with new episodes from "Grey's Anatomy" (8.444 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Scandal" (6.568 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.687 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

CBS (8.343 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a competitive second with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.550 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), the premiere of "Superior Donuts" (10.606 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "Mom" (8.789 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Life in Pieces" (6.646 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and the launch of "Training Day" (4.733 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was NBC (4.928 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its new lineup of "Superstore" (3.986 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Powerless" (3.082 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Chicago Med" (6.252 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "The Blacklist" (4.999 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.943 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.690 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and a new "My Kitchen Rules" (2.197 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, a new "Supernatural" (1.748 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and week two of "Riverdale" (1.136 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.442 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/19/17)
0.00% - Superstore (vs. 1/12/17)
0.00% - Supernatural
-5.88% - Mom (vs. 1/19/17)
-6.06% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 1/19/17)
-8.33% - Hell's Kitchen
-10.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 1/19/17)
-11.54% - Grey's Anatomy
-12.50% - My Kitchen Rules
-13.33% - Life in Pieces (vs. 1/19/17)
-13.33% - How to Get Away with Murder
-14.29% - Scandal
-20.00% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+130.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Madoff, Part 2)
+80.00% - Scandal (vs. Madoff, Part 2)
+33.33% - Superstore (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
+22.22% - Powerless (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
+8.33% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. Madoff: After the Fall)
-7.14% - Life in Pieces (vs. Angel from Hell)
-11.11% - Mom
-16.22% - The Big Bang Theory
-17.39% - Superior Donuts (vs. Life in Pieces)
-18.18% - The Blacklist (vs. Shades of Blue)
-18.18% - Training Day (vs. Elementary)
-20.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-33.33% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-33.33% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-50.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. American Idol)
-69.57% - 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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "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, 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 0.2/3 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 (2/4/16):

FOX (8.899 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (8.820 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and a second hour of "American Idol" (8.979 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2).

CBS (8.545 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.168 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1), "Life in Pieces" (9.444 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "Mom" (8.006 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Angel from Hell" (6.291 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) and "Elementary" (6.179 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Next up was NBC (5.224 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its trio of "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (3.556 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "The Blacklist" (6.473 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Shades of Blue" (5.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (6.661 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up the conclusion of "Madoff, Part 2" (6.660 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and the special "Madoff: After the Fall" (6.664 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

And finally, week three of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.331 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "The 100" (1.590 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (1.960 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. 1/21/16)
+5.88% - Mom (vs. 1/21/16)
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 1/14/16)
0.00% - American Idol - 8:00
0.00% - Angel from Hell
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - The 100
-4.17% - American Idol - 9:00
-6.25% - The Blacklist
-15.38% - Shades of Blue
-16.67% - Madoff, Part 2 (vs. 2/3/16)
-18.18% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-25.00% - You, Me and the Apocalypse

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+130.00% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+50.00% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
+12.50% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Allegiance)
-8.33% - American Idol - 8:00
-10.00% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. The Blacklist (Repeat))
-17.78% - The Big Bang Theory
-17.86% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
-21.74% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-26.32% - Angel from Hell (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-26.67% - Elementary
-34.78% - The Blacklist
-55.56% - Madoff: After the Fall (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-62.26% - Madoff, Part 2 (vs. Grey's Anatomy/Scandal)

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," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· 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," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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