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[06/23/17 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Edges Demo Win Over ABC, NBC Summer Launches
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 (6/22/17):

FOX (3.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the demo competition on Thursday with new episodes from "Beat Shazam" (3.161 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Love Connection" (2.913 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

NBC (3.921 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with the summer premieres of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.793 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "The Wall" (4.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "The Night Shift" (3.534 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was CBS (4.125 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "Superior Donuts" (4.507 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Mom" (4.427 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Life in Pieces" (3.572 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "MacGyver" (2.964 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.247 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up the launch of "Boy Band" (3.134 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), a second hour of "Boy Band" (2.838 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and the premiere of "The Gong Show" (3.769 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (1.205 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and a second "Supernatural" (1.261 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.233 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Love Connection (vs. 6/8/17)
0.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. 6/8/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Love Connection (vs. Home Free)
+50.00% - The Night Shift (vs. Aquarius)
+33.33% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (Repeat))
+28.57% - The Wall (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition)
+11.11% - Beat Shazam (vs. Bones)
-18.18% - The Gong Show (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
-22.22% - Boy Band - 8:00 (vs. BattleBots)
-30.00% - Boy Band - 9:00 (vs. BattleBots)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 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 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/23/16):

CBS (5.025 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) staked claim the top spot on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.192 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Life in Pieces" (5.225 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Big Brother 18" (5.555 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "Code Black" (3.313 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

ABC (4.128 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a competitive second place with the return of "BattleBots" (3.859 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), a second "BattleBots" (3.868 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and a repeat "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.658 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was FOX (3.304 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its duo of "Bones" (4.415 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Home Free" (2.194 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.345 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up an encore of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (2.607 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) followed by the relocated "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (2.663 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8) and a new "Aquarius" (1.766 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.808 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.778 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and an original "Beauty and the Beast" (0.839 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Bones
0.00% - Aquarius
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-16.67% - Home Free
-53.33% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (vs. 6/20/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - BattleBots - 9:00 (vs. Mistresses)
+30.77% - Big Brother 18 (vs. Under the Dome)
+16.67% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (vs. Aquarius)
+12.50% - BattleBots - 8:00 (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
0.00% - Bones (vs. Boom!)
0.00% - Aquarius (vs. Hannibal)
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-58.33% - Home Free (vs. Wayward Pines)

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," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· 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 1.2/4 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" (1.0/3 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 0.6/3 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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