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[02/07/18 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Sparks Another NBC Demo 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/6/18):

NBC (8.369 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) rode the demo wave on Tuesday with the season finale of "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.669 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) followed by new episodes from "This Is Us" (10.066 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "Chicago Med" (7.373 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

CBS (10.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with its mainstays "NCIS" (13.595 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Bull" (10.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.214 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.319 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (4.376 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "LA to Vegas" (2.509 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "The Mick" (2.017 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.385 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its lineup of "The Middle" (5.621 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.792 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Black-ish" (3.696 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.625 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.288 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Flash" (2.262 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Black Lightning" (1.876 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.069 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/23/18)
+8.00% - This Is Us (vs. 1/23/18)
+5.56% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 1/16/18)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. 1/23/18)
-6.67% - NCIS (vs. 1/23/18)
-8.33% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 1/23/18)
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/23/18)
-10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
-11.11% - LA to Vegas (vs. 1/23/18)
-11.11% - The Flash
-14.29% - The Middle (vs. 1/16/18)
-16.67% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. 1/16/18)
-21.43% - Bull (vs. 1/23/18)
-25.00% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+35.71% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
+22.22% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick)
+14.29% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
+8.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-14.29% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-15.38% - Bull
-16.67% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-17.65% - NCIS
-20.00% - The Middle
-27.27% - The Flash
-28.57% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-40.00% - 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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.5/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.4/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/4 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 (2/7/17):

NBC (7.451 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes from "The Wall" (6.037 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "This Is Us" (9.537 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (6.779 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

CBS (11.687 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (15.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Bull" (10.721 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.913 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was ABC (3.758 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (6.331 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "American Housewife" (5.356 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.791 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "The Real O'Neals" (2.815 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.127 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.413 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "The Flash" (2.940 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.887 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, FOX (2.711 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening with "New Girl" (2.266 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "The Mick" (2.488 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Bones" (3.044 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+12.50% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 1/17/17)
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 1/17/17)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. 1/17/17)
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - Bull (vs. 1/24/17)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - New Girl (vs. 1/24/17)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/24/17)
-10.53% - NCIS (vs. 1/24/17)
-10.71% - This Is Us (vs. 1/24/17)
-11.76% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/24/17)
-11.76% - The Middle (vs. 1/17/17)
-18.18% - The Mick
-22.22% - Bones

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - American Housewife (vs. The Muppets)
+56.25% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+50.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
+27.27% - The Wall (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+25.00% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
+16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
+12.50% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)v -16.67% - Chicago Fire
-22.22% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
-23.08% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)v -29.17% - NCIS
-31.25% - The Flash
-31.58% - Bull (Vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-35.71% - New Girl

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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