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[04/26/17 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Voice"
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/25/17):

NBC (6.991 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (9.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), the premiere of "Great News" (5.218 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), a second "Great News" (4.257 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Chicago Fire" (6.808 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

FOX (2.408 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.903 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Mick" (2.209 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Prison Break" (2.762 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was CBS (6.382 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with repeats of "NCIS" (7.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Bull" (6.637 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) followed by the launch of "48 Hours: NCIS" (5.309 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.836 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) opted for second runs of "The Middle" (3.942 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "American Housewife" (3.098 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.784 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) alongside new episodes of "Imaginary Mary" (2.883 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.156 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (2.645 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and a new "iZombie" (1.057 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) on The CW (1.851 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - iZombie
+25.00% - The Flash (vs. 3/28/17)
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/4/17)
0.00% - Prison Break
0.00% - The Mick (vs. 4/11/17)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-11.11% - Imaginary Mary
-25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
+20.00% - Prison Break (vs. New Girl/New Girl (Repeat))
+20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-5.26% - The Voice
-20.00% - Imaginary Mary (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-23.08% - The Flash
-23.53% - Chicago Fire
-30.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Containment)
-33.33% - Great News - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Med)
-36.36% - 48 Hours: NCIS (vs. Limitless)
-44.44% - Great News - 9:30 (vs. Chicago Med)

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," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/26/16):

NBC (9.050 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) staked claim the top spot on Tuesday with originals from "The Voice" (9.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Chicago Med" (8.962 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Chicago Fire" (8.260 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (8.128 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the number two draw with repeats of "NCIS" (10.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.589 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) followed by the season finale of "Limitless" (5.706 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.134 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its quartet of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.674 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "The Real O'Neals" (3.483 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.252 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Beyond the Tank" (2.072 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.509 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up originals from "The Flash" (3.365 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Containment" (1.653 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "New Girl" (2.467 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Grandfathered" (1.854 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), another "New Girl" (1.965 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and a repeat "New Girl" (1.784 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on FOX (2.017 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Real O'Neals
+18.18% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 4/5/16)
+18.18% - The Flash
+12.50% - Chicago Med
+11.11% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+11.11% - New Girl - 8:00
+5.56% - The Voice
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Limitless
0.00% - New Girl - 9:00
0.00% - Containment
0.00% - Beyond the Tank
-25.00% - Grandfathered (vs. 3/8/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Chicago Med (vs. Undateable/One Big Happy)
+13.33% - Chicago Fire
-9.09% - New Girl - 8:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-9.52% - The Voice
-13.33% - The Flash
-14.29% - Containment (vs. iZombie)
-20.00% - New Girl - 9:00
-21.43% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-23.53% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-28.57% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-41.18% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-45.45% - Grandfathered (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-64.29% - Beyond the Tank (vs. 20/20)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets (currently excluding the Oklahoma City and Tulsa markets), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.3/5 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 0.8/3 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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