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[10/31/18 - 08:18 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Reclaim Demo Crown
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 (10/30/18):

NBC (8.139 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was back in front among adults 18-49 on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (8.831 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "This Is Us" (8.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (6.791 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

CBS (9.718 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then claimed most-watched honors with its trio of "NCIS" (12.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "FBI" (9.413 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.602 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (4.949 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with originals from "The Conners" (7.748 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "The Kids Are Alright" (5.452 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Black-ish" (4.283 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Splitting Up Together" (3.300 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The Rookie" (4.455 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.360 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up new episodes of "The Gifted" (2.026 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Lethal Weapon" (2.695 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, fresh installments from "The Flash" (1.731 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Black Lightning" (1.015 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.373 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Splitting Up Together
+22.22% - Black-ish
+18.18% - The Kids Are Alright
+12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans
+8.33% - NCIS
+5.88% - The Conners
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Gifted (vs. 10/16/18)
-14.29% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 10/16/18)
-14.29% - The Flash
-25.00% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+63.64% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
+62.50% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
+60.00% - The Voice (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+44.44% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+33.33% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+28.57% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Mayor)
+10.00% - Black-ish
+8.33% - NCIS
+5.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-14.29% - The Flash
-25.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-88.24% - The Gifted (vs. World Series, Game 6)
-88.24% - Lethal Weapon (vs. World Series, Game 6)

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," 1.8/5.

· 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," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/31/17):

FOX (18.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) claimed the top spot on Halloween with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (18.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

NBC (6.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a distant second with its "The Voice" (6.182 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) recap and originals from "This Is Us" (8.318 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (3.598 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Next up was CBS (10.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (11.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Bull" (9.620 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.843 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.311 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up new episodes from "The Middle" (5.002 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Black-ish" (3.587 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "The Mayor" (2.373 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.681 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.987 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.427 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (1.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
-9.09% - Black-ish
-10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
-12.50% - The Mayor
-14.29% - NCIS
-15.38% - The Middle
-16.67% - Bull
-18.18% - NCIS: New Orleans
-20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-25.93% - This Is Us
-27.27% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
-30.00% - The Flash
-47.37% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. No Tomorrow)
+9.09% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Bull (vs. Bull (Repeat))
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Mayor (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-13.04% - This Is Us
-17.74% - World Series, Game 6
-21.43% - The Middle
-22.22% - The Flash
-25.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-28.57% - The Voice
-40.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-42.86% - 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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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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