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[03/03/17 - 09:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Special Puts NBC on Top
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/2/17):

NBC (8.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) got a big boost on Thursday with a special "The Voice" (10.644 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) followed by a new "Chicago Med" (8.770 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and week two of "The Blacklist: Redemption" (4.733 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

CBS (6.128 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then opted for repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.625 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Mom" (6.739 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (7.254 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Life in Pieces" (5.379 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) plus a new "Training Day" (4.385 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was FOX (2.925 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.605 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and the season finale of "My Kitchen Rules" (2.245 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.317 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) offered up its combination of "When We Rise: The People Behind the Story" (2.713 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "When We Rise, Part 3" (2.119 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.614 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Riverdale" (1.077 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (1.345 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.67% - Chicago Med
+33.33% - Riverdale
+25.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption
+14.29% - Training Day
+14.29% - My Kitchen Rules
0.00% - Supernatural
-8.33% - MasterChef Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+360.00% - The Voice (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
+325.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Blindspot (Repeat))
0.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption (vs. Shades of Blue)
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-27.27% - Training Day (vs. Elementary)
-33.33% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-42.11% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Idol)
-57.89% - My Kitchen Rules (vs. American Idol)
-72.41% - When We Rise, Part 3 (vs. The Family/How to Get Away with Murder)
-77.27% - When We Rise: The People Behind the Story (vs. Grey's Anatomy)

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," 2.3/6; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/3/16):

FOX (8.678 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) held off the competition on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (8.742 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) and a second "American Idol" (8.615 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2).

ABC (6.000 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Grey's Anatomy" (7.670 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), the premiere of "The Family" (5.739 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and a new "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.591 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9).

Next up was CBS (7.463 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (10.010 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) followed by originals from "Life in Pieces" (8.432 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Mom" (8.003 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (6.711 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Elementary" (5.810 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.078 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) offered up a new "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2.341 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), an encore "Blindspot" (2.167 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and a new "Shades of Blue" (4.728 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, originals from "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.286 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "The 100" (1.416 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) on The CW (1.851 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.76% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-5.00% - American Idol - 8:00
-5.56% - Mom
-6.67% - How to Get Away with Murder
-9.52% - American Idol - 9:00
-16.67% - You, Me and the Apocalypse
-16.67% - The 100
-18.18% - Life in Pieces

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+350.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+150.00% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+90.00% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+25.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Allegiance)
-8.33% - Grey's Anatomy
-9.52% - American Idol - 8:00
-15.38% - Elementary
-22.73% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mom)
-29.17% - Mom (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-30.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. American Crime)
-37.50% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. The Slap)
-40.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Odd Couple)
-50.00% - The Family (vs. 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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; 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," 0.9/4; "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 0.4/3 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" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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