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[10/17/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off Demo Push by ABC Debuts
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 (10/16/18):

NBC (8.020 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with originals from "The Voice" (8.818 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "This Is Us" (8.863 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (6.380 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

ABC (6.014 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then scored the silver with the debut of "The Conners" (10.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "The Kids Are Alright" (6.576 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Black-ish" (4.531 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Splitting Up Together" (3.725 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "The Rookie" (5.377 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Next up was CBS (9.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (11.700 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "FBI" (9.390 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.376 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Gifted" (1.946 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Lethal Weapon" (2.910 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.636 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Black Lightning" (1.036 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.336 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
-4.35% - This Is Us
-5.56% - The Voice
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
-14.29% - NCIS
-14.29% - New Amsterdam
-14.29% - The Gifted
-25.00% - The Flash
-25.00% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.92% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
+27.27% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+25.00% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+25.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Mayor)
+9.09% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-7.69% - NCIS
-8.33% - Black-ish
-16.67% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-19.05% - The Voice
-21.43% - This Is Us
-27.27% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-33.33% - The Flash
-40.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 0.9/4 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," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "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 with an encore and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/17/17):

NBC (8.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) continued its demo streak on Tuesday with new episodes from "The Voice" (9.805 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "This Is Us" (10.455 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (4.529 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

CBS (10.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then remained the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (12.400 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Bull" (10.261 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.340 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.822 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (5.446 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.915 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Black-ish" (4.165 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "The Mayor" (2.964 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (3.222 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.913 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up originals from "Lethal Weapon" (3.704 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The Mick" (2.408 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.837 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, new episodes from "The Flash" (2.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.601 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) rounded out the night for The CW (2.058 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Mick
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
-7.14% - NCIS
-7.14% - The Middle
-7.69% - Black-ish
-8.70% - The Voice
-10.00% - The Flash
-14.29% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-20.00% - The Mayor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. No Tomorrow)
+33.33% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
+7.69% - This Is Us
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
-7.69% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-10.00% - The Flash
-12.50% - The Voice
-13.33% - The Middle
-20.00% - The Mayor (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-25.00% - Bull
-27.78% - NCIS
-31.25% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-35.29% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (vs. Chicago Fire)

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," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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," 1.0/4 with an encore. 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 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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