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[02/24/17 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Hangs Onto Demo Crown
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 (2/23/17):

ABC (5.838 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) staked another claim to the demo crown on Thursday with new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.607 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "How to Get Away with Murder" (5.070 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and the season finale of "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.837 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

CBS (6.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.452 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Mom" (7.511 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Life in Pieces" (5.974 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Training Day" (3.669 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Next up was NBC (4.014 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with originals from "Superstore" (3.539 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Powerless" (2.296 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), a special "The Blacklist" (4.923 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and the premiere of "The Blacklist: Redemption" (4.202 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (3.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "My Kitchen Rules" (2.198 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.621 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Riverdale" (0.965 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.293 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - MasterChef Junior
+7.69% - How to Get Away with Murder
+3.70% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Training Day
0.00% - My Kitchen Rules
-6.25% - The Great Indoors
-6.67% - Mom
-7.69% - Life in Pieces
-12.50% - Powerless
-14.29% - Supernatural
-25.00% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Superstore (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
+16.67% - Powerless (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
-4.76% - Grey's Anatomy
-6.67% - How to Get Away with Murder - 10:00
-11.76% - How to Get Away with Murder - 9:00 (vs. Scandal)
-20.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption (vs. Shades of Blue)
-22.22% - Mom
-24.32% - The Big Bang Theory
-29.41% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-30.77% - The Blacklist
-31.82% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-33.33% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-36.36% - Training Day (vs. Elementary)
-40.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Idol)
-50.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-66.67% - 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," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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 (2/25/16):

FOX (8.661 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (8.643 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) and a second hour of "American Idol" (8.680 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3).

CBS (8.542 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with the 200th episode of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.684 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) followed by new episodes of "Life in Pieces" (9.421 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Mom" (7.972 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "2 Broke Girls" (6.578 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Elementary" (5.797 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Next up was ABC (5.994 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.208 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Scandal" (5.884 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.890 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.470 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up fresh installments from "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2.580 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "The Blacklist" (5.856 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10) and "Shades of Blue" (4.976 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.463 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "The 100" (1.422 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) on The CW (1.942 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The 100
+13.33% - 2 Broke Girls
+12.50% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+10.00% - Elementary
+7.14% - How to Get Away with Murder
+5.26% - American Idol - 8:00
+5.00% - American Idol - 9:00
+4.76% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - You, Me and the Apocalypse
-4.55% - Grey's Anatomy
-9.09% - Shades of Blue

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+200.00% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+133.33% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+25.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Allegiance)
+10.00% - Elementary (vs. Victoria's Secret Swim Special)
-4.55% - Grey's Anatomy
-4.76% - American Idol - 8:00
-14.29% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. The Slap)
-14.29% - Mom (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-17.78% - The Big Bang Theory
-19.05% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mom)
-21.43% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Odd Couple)
-27.78% - The Blacklist
-37.04% - Scandal (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-48.28% - 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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). 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 0.7/3 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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