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[03/28/18 - 08:23 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Roseanne" Return Rockets ABC to Top Demo Spot
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 (3/27/18):

ABC (9.898 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) rocketed to the demo spot on Tuesday thanks to the return of "Roseanne" (17.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2), a second "Roseanne" (18.573 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1), a new "Black-ish" (8.714 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), the premiere of "Splitting Up Together" (7.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and an original "For the People" (3.579 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

CBS (10.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) however remained the most-watched network with its mainstays "NCIS" (11.769 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Bull" (10.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.546 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was NBC (6.386 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with originals from "The Voice" (8.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Rise" (4.475 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Chicago Med" (5.806 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.896 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (1.884 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) plus new episodes of "LA to Vegas" (2.024 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Mick" (1.791 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.824 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and an original "Black Lightning" (1.537 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (1.180 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+136.36% - Black-ish
+50.00% - For the People
0.00% - Bull (vs. 3/13/18)
0.00% - LA to Vegas
0.00% - Black Lightning
-7.14% - NCIS (vs. 3/13/18)
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/13/18)
-14.29% - The Mick
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-23.81% - The Voice
-27.27% - Rise

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+657.14% - Roseanne - 8:30 (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+512.50% - Roseanne - 8:00 (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+225.00% - Black-ish (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+214.29% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+80.00% - For the People (vs. People Icons)
-7.69% - Bull
-11.11% - Rise (vs. Trial & Error)
-16.67% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-18.18% - NCIS: New Orleans
-18.75% - NCIS
-23.81% - The Voice
-28.57% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-40.00% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
-40.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 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" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore); CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore); "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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/28/17):

NBC (6.849 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "The Voice" (9.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Trial & Error" (4.559 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), a second "Trial & Error" (3.373 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Chicago Fire" (6.606 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

The silver then went to CBS (11.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with originals from "NCIS" (14.043 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "Bull" (10.841 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.182 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Next up was FOX (3.231 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments from "New Girl" (2.192 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "The Mick" (2.350 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) followed by the series finale of "Bones" (4.191 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.811 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) opted for repeats of "The Middle" (3.913 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "American Housewife" (3.071 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), another "American Housewife" (2.955 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.584 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) plus the finale of "People Icons" (2.171 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (2.357 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.640 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Bones
+12.50% - The Mick
+12.50% - New Girl
+8.33% - Bull (vs. 3/14/17)
+6.67% - NCIS (vs. 3/14/17)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-4.55% - The Voice
-6.67% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/14/17)
-11.11% - The Flash
-16.67% - Trial & Error - 9:00
-27.27% - Trial & Error - 9:30
-28.57% - People Icons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered (Repeat))
+66.67% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder (Repeat))
+33.33% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special)
+20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
+8.33% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
0.00% - New Girl
-8.70% - The Voice
-16.67% - People Icons (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-22.22% - Chicago Fire
-38.46% - The Flash
-44.44% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Med)
-55.56% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. Chicago Med)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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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