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[09/26/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Leads Demo Race; CBS Tops Total Viewers
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/25/18):

NBC (9.545 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (9.797 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), the return of "This Is Us" (10.399 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and the bow of "New Amsterdam" (8.438 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3).

CBS (10.463 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its respective premieres of "NCIS" (12.387 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "FBI" (10.077 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.039 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the season premieres of "The Gifted" (2.625 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Lethal Weapon" (3.454 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a special two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (6.487 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) plus "The Real Rookies: A Special Edition of 20/20" (2.645 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.579 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the penultimate "The Outpost" (0.582 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.581 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Outpost (vs. 9/11/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
+8.33% - FBI (vs. Bull)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-5.88% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-12.50% - NCIS
-19.23% - The Voice
-23.68% - This Is Us
-25.00% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-28.00% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Celebrity Family Feud/Dancing with the Stars)
-33.33% - The Outpost (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-58.33% - The Real Rookies: A Special Edition of 20/20 (vs. Dancing with the Stars)

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· 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," 1.2/5 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.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/26/17):

NBC (9.825 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the demo champ on the first Tuesday of the new season thanks to "The Voice" (10.616 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "This Is Us" (12.643 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (6.218 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (10.584 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) however was the most-watched broadcaster with the season premiere of "NCIS" (13.126 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Bull" (9.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Next up was ABC (6.763 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the season finale of "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.006 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) alongside a two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (7.142 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) results show.

Meanwhile, FOX (3.365 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up the return of "Lethal Weapon" (4.266 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "The Mick" (2.805 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.123 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.872 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "The Flash" (0.887 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.859 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
N/A

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
+18.75% - This Is Us (vs. The Voice)
+12.50% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
+9.09% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dancing with the Stars/Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
-18.75% - The Voice
-23.81% - NCIS
-33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-34.62% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (vs. This Is Us)
-36.84% - Bull

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. 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 0.8/4 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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