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[09/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates Another Tuesday 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/18/18):

NBC (10.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) cruised to the top spot on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (12.779 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) followed by "The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us" (4.798 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

CBS (5.477 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with repeats of "NCIS" (6.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Bull" (5.476 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with the season finales of "Beat Shazam" (2.346 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "Love Connection" (1.821 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.635 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.296 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Speechless" (1.555 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Black-ish" (1.497 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Splitting Up Together" (1.264 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) plus the conclusion to "Castaways" (1.600 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.061 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night with the repeats of "The Flash" (1.036 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.087 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) from last year's crossover.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Love Connection
+15.79% - America's Got Talent
+14.29% - Beat Shazam
-40.00% - Castaways

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+25.00% - Love Connection (vs. The Orville (Repeat))
-24.14% - America's Got Talent
-25.00% - The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us (vs. The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace)
-25.00% - Castaways (vs. Somewhere Between)

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," 2.4/7; 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," 0.5/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 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," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/19/17):

NBC (11.313 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (14.318 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) followed by "The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace" (5.302 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

CBS (5.879 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed a distant second with its repeat trio of "NCIS" (6.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Bull" (5.471 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.607 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.301 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (3.254 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.309 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Black-ish" (2.204 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "Black-ish" (2.264 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and the season finale of "Somewhere Between" (1.888 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up repeats of "Lethal Weapon" (1.973 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "The Orville" (1.670 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (0.767 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.623 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.695 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Somewhere Between
+31.82% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-14.71% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Voice)
-57.14% - The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace (vs. This Is Us)
-63.64% - Somewhere Between (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

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," 2.8/8; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.7/3 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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