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[01/17/18 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us," "Ellen's Game of Games" Top Charts 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/16/18):

NBC (8.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) continued its reign on Tuesday with new episodes from "Ellen's Game of Games" (8.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "This Is Us" (9.774 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Chicago Med" (7.876 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

Second place then went to FOX (3.754 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (4.973 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "LA to Vegas" (2.772 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The Mick" (2.297 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Next up was ABC (3.623 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (6.114 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Black-ish" (3.758 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.874 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.560 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (9.721 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.681 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Bull" (5.817 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

And finally, The CW (2.390 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) closed out the night with the return of "The Flash" (2.474 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) plus the debut of "Black Lightning" (2.305 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Lethal Weapon
+14.29% - The Mick
+12.50% - LA to Vegas
+7.69% - The Middle
+7.14% - Chicago Med
+4.76% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - The Flash (vs. 12/5/17)
-7.41% - This Is Us
-14.29% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Black Lightning (vs. No Tomorrow)
+166.67% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+29.41% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
+14.29% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick)
+12.50% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-3.85% - This Is Us
-6.25% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-9.09% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-17.65% - The Middle
-33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (1/17/17):

NBC (7.740 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the demo king on Tuesday with its trio of "The Wall" (6.646 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "This Is Us" (9.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.044 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

CBS (11.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver with its dramas "NCIS" (15.421 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Bull" (10.966 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.157 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was ABC (3.779 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (6.596 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "American Housewife" (5.425 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.845 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "The Real O'Neals" (2.767 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.020 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.727 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up fresh installments of "New Girl" (2.351 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "The Mick" (2.727 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Bones" (2.915 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

And finally, a repeat of "The Flash" (1.008 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and the season finale of "No Tomorrow" (0.604 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) closed out the night for The CW (0.806 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - NCIS (vs. 1/3/17)
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Bull (vs. 1/3/17)
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/3/17)
0.00% - The Mick
0.00% - No Tomorrow
-5.88% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/3/17)
-9.09% - New Girl
-20.00% - Bones
-20.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 1/3/17)
-21.43% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 1/3/17)
-25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - The Middle (vs. Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years)
+66.67% - American Housewife (vs. Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years)
+62.50% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+41.67% - The Wall (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+22.22% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
+10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-5.88% - Chicago Fire
-15.79% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
-16.67% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-20.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-20.83% - NCIS
-23.08% - New Girl
-33.33% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-76.47% - No Tomorrow (vs. Various)

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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