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[03/10/17 - 08:57 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
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 (3/9/17):

CBS (7.050 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with new episodes from "The Big Bang Theory" (12.989 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.254 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Mom" (7.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Life in Pieces" (6.231 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Training Day" (4.133 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

ABC (5.493 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.360 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "Scandal" (5.359 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) plus the return of "The Catch" (3.760 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was NBC (4.299 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with a repeat "Superstore" (2.859 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) followed by new episodes of "Powerless" (2.541 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Chicago Med" (6.409 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "The Blacklist: Redemption" (3.789 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.002 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.764 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and the debut of "Kicking & Screaming" (2.240 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, fresh installments of "Supernatural" (1.578 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Riverdale" (1.128 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.353 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Powerless (vs. 2/23/17)
+8.33% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2/23/17)
+7.14% - Mom (vs. 2/23/17)
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 2/23/17)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Riverdale
-5.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 2/23/17)
-6.67% - The Great Indoors (vs. 2/23/17)
-6.67% - Scandal (vs. 2/23/17)
-12.50% - Training Day
-16.67% - Supernatural
-20.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption
-29.41% - Chicago Med

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Chicago Med (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+33.33% - Powerless (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-9.52% - Grey's Anatomy
-12.50% - Scandal
-16.67% - Mom
-20.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption (vs. Shades of Blue)
-20.00% - The Big Bang Theory
-23.53% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-28.57% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-33.33% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-36.36% - Training Day (vs. Elementary)
-38.89% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Idol)
-42.86% - The Catch (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-61.11% - Kicking & Screaming (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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.5/3 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "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 with an encore and a 0.1/1 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 (3/10/16):

CBS (8.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) edged out the competition on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "Life in Pieces" (8.824 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Mom" (8.054 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (6.683 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and the Sunday-bound "Elementary" (5.651 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

FOX (7.960 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was the number two draw with new episodes of "American Idol" (7.967 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4) and another "American Idol" (7.954 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4).

Next up was ABC (6.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.574 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "Scandal" (6.002 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.789 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.442 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its combination of a new "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2.367 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14), a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.096 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and a new "Shades of Blue" (4.863 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, originals from "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.058 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "The 100" (1.254 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.656 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - You, Me and the Apocalypse
+16.67% - Life in Pieces
+5.88% - Mom
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Shades of Blue
-4.55% - Grey's Anatomy
-5.26% - American Idol - 8:00
-5.26% - American Idol - 9:00
-5.41% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 2/25/16)
-5.88% - Scandal (vs. 2/25/16)
-20.00% - The 100
-22.22% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Shades of Blue (vs. The Slap)
+16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+5.88% - American Idol - 8:00
+5.88% - American Idol - 9:00
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. American Crime)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
-18.18% - Mom (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-19.23% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Odd Couple)
-20.45% - The Big Bang Theory
-25.00% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. Dateline NBC)
-26.09% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mom)
-26.67% - Elementary
-38.46% - 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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "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" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) ties CBS's first-run "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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