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[03/31/17 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Hold Off CBS Comedies 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 (3/30/17):

ABC (5.784 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) edged out the competition on Thursday with new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.890 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Scandal" (5.995 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "The Catch" (3.467 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

CBS (6.859 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with the post-NCAA return of "The Big Bang Theory" (12.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.145 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Mom" (7.093 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "Life in Pieces" (5.585 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) plus the season premiere of "The Amazing Race" (4.363 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was NBC (4.084 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with a repeat "Superstore" (2.715 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) followed by originals from "Powerless" (1.960 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Chicago Med" (5.850 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "The Blacklist: Redemption" (4.064 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (3.523 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "Kicking & Screaming" (1.815 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.733 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Riverdale" (0.977 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.355 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Scandal
+20.00% - Supernatural (vs. 3/9/17)
+14.29% - The Blacklist: Redemption
+14.29% - The Catch
+10.53% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Great Indoors (vs. 3/9/17)
0.00% - Kicking & Screaming
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 3/9/17)
-9.09% - MasterChef Junior
-10.71% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 3/9/17)
-13.33% - Mom (vs. 3/9/17)
-15.38% - Life in Pieces (vs. 3/9/17)
-25.00% - Powerless (vs. 3/9/17)
-35.71% - Chicago Med (vs. 3/16/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist (Repeat))
0.00% - Powerless (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
-4.55% - Grey's Anatomy
-11.11% - Scandal
-14.29% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-18.18% - The Amazing Race (vs. Rush Hour)
-20.00% - The Catch
-20.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-23.53% - Mom (vs. Life in Pieces)
-26.32% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-26.47% - The Big Bang Theory
-27.27% - The Blacklist: Redemption (vs. Shades of Blue)
-31.25% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Idol)
-71.43% - 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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 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," 1.0/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "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 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 (3/31/16):

FOX (9.061 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) claimed top honors with the penultimate week of "American Idol" (8.844 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and a second hour of "American Idol" (9.278 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

CBS (7.464 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took the number two spot with new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Life in Pieces" (8.071 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) followed by the season finale of "Life in Pieces" (6.812 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), a new "2 Broke Girls" (5.737 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and the premiere of "Rush Hour" (5.098 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Next up was ABC (6.437 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.801 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Scandal" (6.485 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and "The Catch" (5.026 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.672 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the season finales of "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2.793 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Shades of Blue" (5.357 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) around a repeat of "The Blacklist" (2.868 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, fresh installments of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.064 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "The 100" (1.279 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) on The CW (1.672 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Idol - 8:00
+25.00% - The 100 (vs. 3/10/16)
+16.67% - American Idol - 9:00
+12.50% - Scandal
+10.00% - Grey's Anatomy
+10.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 3/10/16)
0.00% - You, Me and the Apocalypse
-2.86% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 3/10/16)
-5.88% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 3/10/16)
-9.52% - Life in Pieces (vs. 3/10/16)
-16.67% - The Catch

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+162.50% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+150.00% - The 100 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+133.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+81.82% - American Idol - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
+57.14% - Shades of Blue (vs. The Slap)
+22.22% - Grey's Anatomy
+6.25% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Life in Pieces - 8:30 (vs. The Odd Couple)
-5.56% - Life in Pieces - 9:00 (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-8.33% - Rush Hour (vs. Elementary)
-9.09% - The Catch (vs. American Crime)
-14.29% - Scandal
-20.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mom)
-53.85% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. Dateline NBC)

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," 1.7/4; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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, "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" (0.4/3 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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