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[08/01/18 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Reign with "Got Talent"
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/31/18):

NBC (9.523 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) continued its reign on Tuesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (11.620 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and the premiere of "Making It" (5.329 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

FOX (1.966 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a distant second with fresh installments from "Beat Shazam" (2.329 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "Love Connection" (1.604 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (5.008 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "Bull" (4.292 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.388 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.912 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) opted for a marathon of "Splitting Up Together" (2.538 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), another "Splitting Up Together" (1.967 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), yet another "Splitting Up Together" (1.810 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), even more "Splitting Up Together" (1.723 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), yet even more "Splitting Up Together" (1.669 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and a final "Splitting Up Together" (1.762 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, the penultimate "The 100" (0.895 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a new "The Outpost" (0.639 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.767 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Outpost
+5.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Beat Shazam
0.00% - The 100
-20.00% - Love Connection

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The 100 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+40.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+14.29% - Love Connection (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeats))
0.00% - The Outpost (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-22.22% - America's Got Talent
-38.89% - Making It (vs. World of Dance)

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/1/17):

NBC (11.201 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (13.122 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "World of Dance" (7.359 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

A distant second place then went to CBS (5.402 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its trio of "NCIS" (5.660 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Bull" (5.162 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.385 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Sharing the silver was ABC (2.092 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with repeats of "The Middle" (2.887 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.140 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Black-ish" (2.037 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "Black-ish" (2.044 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and a new "Somewhere Between" (1.723 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.425 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "Lethal Weapon" (1.721 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "The Mick" (1.258 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.998 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.691 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise rounded out the night with repeats of "The Flash" (0.769 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.614 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - World of Dance
+3.85% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Somewhere Between

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - World of Dance (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)
12.50% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - Somewhere Between (vs. Mistresses)

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," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· 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.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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," 0.4/3 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 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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