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[09/20/17 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Cruise to Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/19/17):

NBC (11.313 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (14.318 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) followed by "The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace" (5.302 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

CBS (5.879 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed a distant second with its repeat trio of "NCIS" (6.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Bull" (5.471 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.607 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.301 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (3.254 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.309 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Black-ish" (2.204 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "Black-ish" (2.264 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and the season finale of "Somewhere Between" (1.888 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up repeats of "Lethal Weapon" (1.973 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "The Orville" (1.670 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (0.767 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.623 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.695 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Somewhere Between
+31.82% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-14.71% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Voice)
-57.14% - The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace (vs. This Is Us)
-63.64% - Somewhere Between (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

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," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/20/16):

NBC (11.428 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with a new two-hour "The Voice" (12.154 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) followed by the launch of "This Is Us" (9.975 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2).

CBS (14.095 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the number two draw with the bow of its lineup "NCIS" (15.633 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4), "Bull" (15.487 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (11.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Next up was ABC (6.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a special "Dancing with the Stars" (8.537 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) alongside the return of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.578 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.298 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up the season premieres of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.385 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "New Girl" (2.324 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Scream Queens" (2.243 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.913 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a new "MADtv" (0.601 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.757 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MADtv

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
+27.27% - This Is Us (vs. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris)
0.00% - The Voice
-12.50% - NCIS
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-22.28% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Various)
-26.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-29.41% - New Girl (vs. Scream Queens)
-37.50% - Scream Queens
-41.18% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
-50.00% - MADtv (vs. The Flash (Repeat))

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," 2.8/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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