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[02/10/17 - 09:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Onto Top Demo Spot with Dramas
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 (2/9/17):

ABC (6.527 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the demo champ on Thursday with its dramas "Grey's Anatomy" (8.427 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Scandal" (6.239 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.917 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

CBS (7.481 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.182 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.865 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Mom" (7.709 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Life in Pieces" (6.285 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Training Day" (4.421 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Next up was FOX (3.370 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the return of "MasterChef Junior" (4.206 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and a new "My Kitchen Rules" (2.535 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.813 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Superstore" (3.758 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Powerless" (2.801 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Chicago Med" (6.290 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and "The Blacklist" (4.868 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, originals from "Supernatural" (1.714 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Riverdale" (1.215 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.464 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - My Kitchen Rules
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Riverdale
-3.23% - The Big Bang Theory
-5.88% - The Great Indoors (vs. 1/19/17)
-8.33% - Superstore
-8.70% - Grey's Anatomy
-11.11% - Scandal
-11.11% - Training Day
-18.18% - Powerless

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Superstore (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
+12.50% - Powerless (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
-5.88% - Mom
-7.14% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-12.50% - Grey's Anatomy
-14.29% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-18.18% - The Blacklist (vs. Shades of Blue)
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-21.05% - The Big Bang Theory
-23.81% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-23.81% - Scandal
-27.27% - Training Day (vs. Elementary)
-27.78% - How to Get Away with Murder
-33.33% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-38.10% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Idol)
-57.14% - 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," 2.4/6; "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," 0.8/5; "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 1.4/5 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," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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 (2/11/16):

ABC (6.964 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) and FOX (8.884 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) shared in the demo honors as the latter served up a new "American Idol" (8.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and second "American Idol" (8.837 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3).

The Alphabet then offered up the return of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.230 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Scandal" (6.877 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (5.785 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

Next up was CBS (8.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.984 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Life in Pieces" (9.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Mom" (8.085 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (6.435 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Elementary" (6.073 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.888 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up originals from "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2.960 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14), "The Blacklist" (6.317 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Shades of Blue" (5.387 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.384 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "The 100" (1.341 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.862 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+2.70% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-4.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 11/19/15)
-4.55% - American Idol
-5.56% - Mom
-6.67% - The Blacklist
-8.70% - Life in Pieces
-8.70% - American Idol
-11.11% - You, Me and the Apocalypse
-12.50% - Scandal (vs. 11/19/15)
-16.67% - The 100
-21.74% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. 11/19/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.95% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+61.54% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+57.14% - Shades of Blue (vs. Allegiance)
+28.57% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+25.00% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
+4.35% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
-8.70% - American Idol - 8:00
-17.65% - The Blacklist
-19.05% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-21.43% - Elementary
-27.27% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. The Slap)
-32.26% - Scandal
-33.33% - How to Get Away with Murder

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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 1.0/5; "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 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households 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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