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[02/23/18 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with Winter Olympics
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/22/18):

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

NBC (14.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) entered the home stretch with its "2018 Winter Olympics" (14.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) coverage, again winning primetime by a wide margin.

Second place then went to CBS (5.684 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.899 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Young Sheldon" (7.013 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), another "The Big Bang Theory" (6.324 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Mom" (4.920 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "SWAT" (3.974 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7).

Next up was ABC (3.011 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with the finale to "The Bachelor Winter Games" (3.181 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) followed by the reunion special "The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All" (2.673 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.700 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) again opted for repeats of "Gotham" (1.418 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "9-1-1" (1.982 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, The CW (0.840 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise served up second runs of "Supernatural" (0.965 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Arrow" (0.714 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Bachelor Winter Games
-12.82% - 2018 Winter Olympics

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-30.61% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/20/14)
-54.29% - The Bachelor Winter Games (vs. Grey's Anatomy/How to Get Away with Murder)
-57.14% - The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)

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 (2/23/17):

ABC (5.838 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) staked another claim to the demo crown on Thursday with new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.607 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "How to Get Away with Murder" (5.070 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and the season finale of "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.837 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

CBS (6.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.452 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Mom" (7.511 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Life in Pieces" (5.974 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Training Day" (3.669 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Next up was NBC (4.014 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with originals from "Superstore" (3.539 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Powerless" (2.296 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), a special "The Blacklist" (4.923 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and the premiere of "The Blacklist: Redemption" (4.202 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (3.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "My Kitchen Rules" (2.198 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.621 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Riverdale" (0.965 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.293 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - MasterChef Junior
+7.69% - How to Get Away with Murder
+3.70% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Training Day
0.00% - My Kitchen Rules
-6.25% - The Great Indoors
-6.67% - Mom
-7.69% - Life in Pieces
-12.50% - Powerless
-14.29% - Supernatural
-25.00% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Superstore (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
+16.67% - Powerless (vs. You, Me and the Apocalypse)
-4.76% - Grey's Anatomy
-6.67% - How to Get Away with Murder - 10:00
-11.76% - How to Get Away with Murder - 9:00 (vs. Scandal)
-20.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption (vs. Shades of Blue)
-22.22% - Mom
-24.32% - The Big Bang Theory
-29.41% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-30.77% - The Blacklist
-31.82% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-33.33% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-36.36% - Training Day (vs. Elementary)
-40.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Idol)
-50.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-66.67% - My Kitchen Rules (vs. American Idol)

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," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. 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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