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[02/21/18 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Winter Olympics Continue Win Streak 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/20/18):

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

NBC (16.839 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) took home another victory on Tuesday with the primetime portion of its "2018 Winter Olympics" (16.839 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) coverage.

The silver then went to ABC (2.676 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) with the penultimate "The Bachelor Winter Games" (3.241 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and a new "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (1.546 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

Next up was CBS (5.934 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "NCIS" (7.145 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Bull" (5.415 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.241 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

FOX (2.058 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) likewise opted for second runs of "Lethal Weapon" (2.551 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "LA to Vegas" (1.707 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "The Mick" (1.423 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (0.887 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Black Lightning" (0.972 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - The Bachelor Winter Games
-20.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. 2/6/18)
-25.00%- 2018 Winter Olympics

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-18.75% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/18/14)
-26.83% - The Bachelor Winter Games (vs. Various)
-33.33% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Late-night metered market ratings will return following NBC's Olympics coverage.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/21/17):

NBC (7.448 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the adults 18-49 champ on Tuesday with the season finale of "The Wall" (5.903 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) followed by new episodes of "This Is Us" (9.373 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.069 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

CBS (11.555 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (14.688 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2), "Bull" (10.561 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.416 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.710 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (6.257 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "American Housewife" (5.176 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.798 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "The Real O'Neals" (2.914 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.059 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.613 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) served up new episodes from "New Girl" (2.289 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Mick" (2.390 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Bones" (2.887 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (2.747 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.671 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) closed out the night on The CW (2.209 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - The Real O'Neals
+11.11% - New Girl
+10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
+6.67% - Chicago Fire
+4.17% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Bull
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-9.09% - The Flash (vs. 2/7/17)
-10.00% - The Mick
-11.11% - NCIS
-12.50% - Bones
-14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-14.29% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 2/7/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Muppets)
+66.67% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+37.50% - 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)
+12.50% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
+12.50% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
-6.67% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
-14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-16.67% - New Girl
-27.78% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-28.57% - The Flash
-33.33% - NCIS

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

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.6/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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