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[04/28/17 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Inches Past CBS Among Adults 18-49
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 (4/27/17):

ABC (5.081 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) edged out the competition on Thursday with originals from "Grey's Anatomy" (6.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Scandal" (5.294 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "The Catch" (3.066 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

CBS (6.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (12.098 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), the Monday-bound "The Great Indoors" (6.450 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Mom" (7.075 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Life in Pieces" (5.494 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "The Amazing Race" (3.867 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was NBC (4.400 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a repeat "Superstore" (2.403 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) followed by new episodes of "Superstore" (2.740 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Chicago Med" (5.790 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "The Blacklist" (4.841 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.073 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a new "MasterChef Junior" (2.545 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and the season finale of "Kicking & Screaming" (1.602 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally on The CW (1.124 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5), fresh installments of "Supernatural" (1.400 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "Riverdale" (0.849 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Catch
+7.69% - Scandal
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 4/13/17)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 4/13/17)
0.00% - Mom (vs. 4/13/17)
0.00% - The Great Indoors (vs. 4/13/17)
0.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. 4/13/17)
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 4/13/17)
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 4/13/17)
-11.11% - Superstore
-12.50% - The Amazing Race
-16.67% - Kicking & Screaming
-30.00% - MasterChef Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Blacklist (vs. Game of Silence)
+14.29% - Superstore (vs. STRONG)
-10.53% - Grey's Anatomy
-12.50% - Scandal
-12.50% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Bones)
-16.67% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-22.22% - The Amazing Race (vs. Rush Hour)
-27.27% - The Big Bang Theory
-27.78% - Mom
-28.57% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-28.57% - Kicking & Screaming (vs. American Grit)
-30.00% - The Catch
-31.25% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-33.33% - The Great Indoors (vs. The Odd Couple)
-40.00% - Riverdale (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," 2.1/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 0.9/3. 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 0.7/3 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 (4/28/16):

CBS (7.668 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) claimed top honors on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.859 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "The Odd Couple" (8.401 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Mom" (8.410 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (6.618 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Rush Hour" (4.360 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

ABC (6.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Scandal" (6.312 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "The Catch" (4.604 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

Next up was NBC (4.147 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "STRONG" (2.688 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "The Blacklist" (6.561 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Game of Silence" (3.193 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Bones" (4.313 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "American Grit" (2.185 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.563 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.849 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The 100" (1.277 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The 100
+11.11% - The Catch
+6.67% - Scandal
+6.45% - The Big Bang Theory
+5.88% - The Odd Couple
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - Game of Silence
0.00% - American Grit
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-5.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-7.69% - The Blacklist
-10.00% - Rush Hour
-11.11% - 2 Broke Girls
-12.50% - STRONG

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
+40.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+40.00% - STRONG (vs. The Blacklist (Repeat))
+3.12% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - The Catch (vs. American Crime)
0.00% - American Grit (vs. Backstrom)
0.00% - The Blacklist
-5.88% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-10.00% - The Odd Couple
-10.00% - Mom
-11.11% - Bones
-22.22% - Game of Silence (vs. Dateline NBC)
-24.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-25.00% - Rush Hour (vs. Elementary)
-38.46% - Scandal (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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). 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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