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[03/07/18 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off ABC Surge Among Adults 18-49
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/6/18):

NBC (8.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) held off the competition among adults 18-49 with its trio of "The Voice" (9.928 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "This Is Us" (8.808 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and "Chicago Med" (7.105 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

ABC (5.996 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then got a boost from its "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (7.700 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) special followed by the season finale of "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.586 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was CBS (10.386 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "NCIS" (12.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Bull" (10.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.306 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.944 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (3.981 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "LA to Vegas" (2.078 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Mick" (1.735 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, The CW (1.739 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) likewise served up fresh installments from "The Flash" (2.007 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Black Lightning" (1.472 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
+16.67% - NCIS
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - LA to Vegas
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - The Mick
0.00% - Black Lightning
-8.70% - The Voice
-12.00% - This Is Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick (Repeats))
+83.33% - The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (vs. Various)
+40.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. People Icons)
+16.67% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
+7.69% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Justice)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-12.50% - NCIS
-15.38% - Bull
-18.18% - NCIS: New Orleans
-19.23% - The Voice
-22.22% - The Flash
-24.14% - This Is Us

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.1/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· 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," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households 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 (3/7/17):

NBC (9.570 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) continued its demo reign on Tuesday with new episodes from "The Voice" (11.497 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "This Is Us" (11.041 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and a special "Chicago Justice" (6.172 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

CBS (11.106 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (14.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Bull" (10.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.927 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.837 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (6.096 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "American Housewife" (5.162 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.675 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "The Real O'Neals" (2.890 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) plus the debut of "People Icons" (2.600 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.018 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Flash" (2.485 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.551 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "New Girl" (1.385 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "The Mick" (1.381 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) alongside a new "Bones" (2.850 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on FOX (2.116 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Bones
-6.67% - The Middle
-7.14% - Chicago Justice
-8.33% - Fresh Off the Boat
-16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-18.18% - The Real O'Neals
-18.18% - The Flash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+66.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
+45.45% - NCIS (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+27.27% - American Housewife (vs. The Real O'Neals)
+27.27% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder (Repeats))
+18.18% - Bull (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
0.00% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-6.45% - This Is Us (vs. The Voice)
-16.13% - The Voice
-18.18% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-37.50% - People Icons (vs. Of Kings and Prophets)
-55.17% - Chicago Justice (vs. Little Big Shots)

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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.5/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.4/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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