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[04/21/17 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/20/17):

CBS (5.084 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the competition on Thursday with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.404 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "The Great Indoors" (5.595 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) followed by a new "The Amazing Race" (4.441 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a second "The Amazing Race" (3.813 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

NBC (4.101 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was a close second with new episodes of "Superstore" (3.212 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Powerless" (2.064 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) alongside the return of "The Blacklist" (4.809 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and another "The Blacklist" (4.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.800 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a repeat "Scandal" (3.333 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and originals from "Scandal" (5.048 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "The Catch" (3.021 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.702 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (3.495 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Kicking & Screaming" (1.910 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, a repeat "Supernatural" (0.849 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and the special "H1Z1: Fight for the Crown" (0.395 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.622 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Kicking & Screaming
+12.50% - Superstore (vs. 4/6/17)
+11.11% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Blacklist - 9:00 (vs. 2/23/17)
0.00% - Powerless
-7.14% - Scandal
-11.11% - The Amazing Race - 10:00
-14.29% - The Catch

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Bones)
+14.29% - The Blacklist - 10:00 (vs. Game of Silence)
+12.50% - Superstore (vs. STRONG)
-13.33% - Scandal
-14.29% - Kicking & Screaming (vs. American Grit)
-20.00% - The Amazing Race - 10:00 (vs. Rush Hour)
-25.00% - Powerless (vs. STRONG)
-30.77% - The Blacklist - 9:00
-33.33% - The Catch
-50.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. Mom/2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - H1Z1: Fight for the Crown (vs. The 100)

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," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/21/16):

CBS (7.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) pulled into the top spot on Thursday with its original lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.834 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "The Odd Couple" (8.639 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "Mom" (8.405 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (6.934 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3) and "Rush Hour" (4.650 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

ABC (6.079 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.618 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "Scandal" (6.000 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "The Catch" (4.619 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

Next up was NBC (4.458 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its combination of "STRONG" (3.027 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The Blacklist" (6.847 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "Game of Silence" (3.501 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.267 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Bones" (4.276 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "American Grit" (2.259 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.849 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "The 100" (1.184 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Mom
+20.00% - 2 Broke Girls
+13.33% - The Odd Couple
+11.11% - Rush Hour
+3.33% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 4/7/16)
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - STRONG
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - The 100
-9.09% - Grey's Anatomy
-10.00% - The Catch
-11.11% - Bones
-11.76% - Scandal (vs. 4/7/16)
-12.50% - Game of Silence
-12.50% - American Grit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - STRONG (vs. The Blacklist (Repeat))
+33.33% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
+16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+5.88% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
0.00% - The Catch (vs. American Crime)
-5.26% - Mom
-7.14% - The Blacklist
-11.43% - The Big Bang Theory
-12.50% - American Grit (vs. Backstrom)
-15.00% - The Odd Couple
-20.00% - Bones
-22.22% - Game of Silence (vs. Dateline NBC)
-23.08% - Rush Hour (vs. Elementary)
-28.57% - Grey's Anatomy
-34.78% - 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," 2.1/5; 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," 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 1.5/5 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 with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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