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[11/28/18 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Fall Finale Lifts NBC
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 (11/27/18):

NBC (8.216 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) cruised to victory on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (9.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) followed by the fall finales of "This Is Us" (8.908 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (6.290 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

CBS (6.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver despite an all-repeat mix of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (8.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "NCIS" (6.859 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "FBI" (4.732 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Next up was ABC (4.500 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Conners" (7.305 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "The Kids Are Alright" (4.671 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Black-ish" (3.533 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Splitting Up Together" (2.808 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "The Rookie" (4.343 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.614 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments from "The Gifted" (2.239 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Lethal Weapon" (2.990 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, The CW (1.422 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes from "The Flash" (1.781 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Black Lightning" (1.063 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 11/13/18)
+16.67% - Splitting Up Together
+14.29% - The Rookie
+12.50% - Black-ish
+11.11% - This Is Us
+7.14% - The Voice
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright
0.00% - The Gifted (vs. 11/13/18)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - The Conners (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+60.00% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (Repeat))
+50.00% - Black-ish (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+40.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Mayor (Repeat))
-6.67% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-15.38% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-16.67% - The Voice
-25.93% - This Is Us
-33.33% - The Flash
-40.00% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-66.67% - 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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 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.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/28/17):

NBC (9.737 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (10.507 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2), the fall finale of "This Is Us" (10.840 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) plus "Chicago Med" (7.866 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

CBS (6.921 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its annual telecast of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (8.023 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) followed by a repeat "NCIS" (7.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017" (4.980 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

Next up was FOX (3.455 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (4.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Mick" (2.202 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.714 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.749 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up the conclusion to its crossover with "The Flash" (2.735 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.763 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, ABC (2.545 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night with its all-repeat lineup of "The Middle" (3.941 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.709 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Black-ish" (2.610 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Mayor" (1.953 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.027 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+16.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+14.29% - The Mick
+12.50% - The Flash
+8.00% - This Is Us
+5.88% - The Voice
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Lethal Weapon

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. No Tomorrow)
+66.67% - The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+60.00% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
+11.11% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
0.00% - This Is Us
-5.26% - The Voice
-23.53% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-40.00% - The Flash

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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