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[09/27/17 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Returns Big for NBC
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/26/17):

NBC (9.825 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the demo champ on the first Tuesday of the new season thanks to "The Voice" (10.616 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "This Is Us" (12.643 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (6.218 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (10.584 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) however was the most-watched broadcaster with the season premiere of "NCIS" (13.126 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Bull" (9.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Next up was ABC (6.763 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the season finale of "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.006 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) alongside a two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (7.142 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) results show.

Meanwhile, FOX (3.365 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up the return of "Lethal Weapon" (4.266 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "The Mick" (2.805 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.123 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.872 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "The Flash" (0.887 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.859 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
N/A

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
+18.75% - This Is Us (vs. The Voice)
+12.50% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
+9.09% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dancing with the Stars/Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
-18.75% - The Voice
-23.81% - NCIS
-33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-34.62% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (vs. This Is Us)
-36.84% - Bull

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," 2.8/8; 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," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/27/16):

NBC (10.848 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the adults 18-49 victor on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (11.849 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and week two of "This Is Us" (8.847 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

CBS (13.128 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (15.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Bull" (13.481 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (10.691 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was ABC (6.351 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and another two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (7.965 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) plus "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.121 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.992 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its trio of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.402 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "New Girl" (2.062 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Scream Queens" (1.752 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.844 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and the season finale of "MADtv" (0.571 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (0.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - MADtv
-5.88% - The Voice
-7.14% - This Is Us
-13.33% - Dancing with the Stars
-13.64% - Bull
-16.67% - New Girl
-18.18% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-20.00% - Scream Queens

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - This Is Us (vs. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris)
+11.76% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
0.00% - NCIS
-10.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
-11.11% - The Voice
-21.05% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-26.97% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Various)
-33.33% - MADtv (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
-33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered)
-33.33% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder)
-42.86% - Scream Queens

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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/4 in 18-49) topped "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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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