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[01/31/18 - 08:21 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops State of the Union Coverage
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/30/18):

NBC (6.663 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top broadcaster on Tuesday with a new "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.727 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by its State of the Union coverage on its "NBC News Special" (6.132 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (6.581 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with its annual special "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018" (7.431 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a "CBS News Special" (6.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was ABC (4.220 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.171 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), a second "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.682 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and its "ABC News Special" (4.367 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.393 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up originals from "The Flash" (2.565 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Black Lightning" (2.222 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, FOX (3.019 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night with a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (2.903 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) plus its "FOX News Special" (3.136 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Black Lightning
+28.57% - The Flash
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 1/16/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. NBC News Special/The Wall (Repeat))
+29.41% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018 (vs. CBS News Special/Kevin Can Wait (Repeat))
+25.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+14.29% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. ABC News Special)
-18.18% - The Flash

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/6 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 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," 1.1/4. 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 0.6/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/31/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (5.118 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) led a distrupted lineup on Tuesday with its mix of an "NBC News Special" (5.784 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), a repeat "The Wall" (5.472 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), a new "The Wall" (5.554 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and a repeat "This Is Us" (4.171 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

The CW (2.418 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then pulled into second place with new episodes from "The Flash" (3.039 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.799 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was CBS (5.973 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its combination of "CBS News Special" (7.425 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Kevin Can Wait" (4.293 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017" (6.408 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Bull" (5.653 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up its "FOX News Special" (2.065 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) alongside "The Mick" (2.949 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Bones" (3.736 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, ABC (2.940 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with "ABC News Special" (4.691 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), repeats of "American Housewife" (3.587 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.821 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "The Real O'Neals" (2.204 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) plus a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.169 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The Flash
+16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+10.00% - The Mick
-10.00% - Bones
-12.50% - The Wall
-14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
12.50% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
10.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
-12.50% - The Wall (vs. Chicago Med)
-14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
-21.43% - The Flash
-55.00% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017

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," 2.4/6; 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," 0.7/4; "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 1.0.3 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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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