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[05/09/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Share Demo Honors
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 (5/8/18):

CBS (11.572 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the most-watched network on Tuesday thanks to a new "NCIS" (14.792 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), the season finale "Bull" (11.802 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and a new "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.123 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

ABC (4.687 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its mix of "Roseanne" (10.185 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "The Middle" (5.849 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Black-ish" (4.364 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Splitting Up Together" (3.544 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "For the People" (2.091 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Next up was NBC (5.601 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "The Voice" (7.196 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Rise" (3.838 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Chicago Med" (5.767 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.277 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the season finale of "Lethal Weapon" (3.103 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) plus a new "New Girl" (1.531 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and a second "New Girl" (1.370 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Flash" (1.716 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The 100" (1.114 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.415 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - NCIS
+18.18% - Bull
+16.67% - The Flash
+14.29% - Lethal Weapon
+11.11% - Chicago Med
+4.00% - Roseanne
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Rise
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - The 100
-9.09% - Splitting Up Together
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - For the People

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+116.67% - Roseanne (vs. The Middle)
+33.33% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
+25.00% - The Middle (vs. American Housewife)
+20.00% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+14.29% - NCIS
+11.11% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Imaginary Mary)
+8.33% - Bull
0.00% - The 100 (vs. iZombie)
-6.67% - Rise (vs. Great News)
-16.67% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-25.00% - The Voice
-28.57% - For the People (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-30.00% - The Flash
-44.44% - New Girl - 9:30 (vs. Prison Break)
-44.44% - New Girl - 9:00 (vs. Prison Break)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; "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 0.3/2 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," 1.1/4. 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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 (5/9/17):

CBS (10.937 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (13.037 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Bull" (10.886 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.889 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Sharing the demo crown however was NBC (5.822 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and its lineup of "The Voice" (8.502 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "Great News" (3.547 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), another "Great News" (2.756 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Chicago Fire" (5.812 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.312 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (4.955 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "American Housewife" (4.251 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.444 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Imaginary Mary" (2.917 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.153 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.031 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) offered up new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.830 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.476 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "Prison Break" (2.410 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (2.621 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "iZombie" (1.055 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (1.838 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - iZombie
+28.57% - Imaginary Mary
+16.67% - Great News - 9:30
+9.09% - The Middle
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Prison Break
0.00% - Great News - 9:00
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+33.33% - American Housewife (vs. The Real O'Neals)
+16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. BattleBots: The Gears Awaken)
+12.50% - Prison Break (vs. New Girl/The Grinder)
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - Imaginary Mary (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30 (vs. Grandfathered)
-9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Person of Interest)
-11.11% - The Voice
-20.00% - iZombie (vs. Containment)
-23.08% - The Flash
-25.00% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-25.00% - Chicago Fire
-30.00% - NCIS
-45.45% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:00 (vs. New Girl)
-50.00% - Great News - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Med)
-56.25% - Great News - 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," 3.1/8; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4; 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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