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[01/16/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "This Is Us" Return
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 (1/15/19):

NBC (6.573 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with originals from "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.347 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "This Is Us" (7.697 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (5.674 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

CBS (9.564 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (12.104 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "FBI" (9.331 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.258 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "The Conners" (6.647 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "The Kids Are Alright" (4.262 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Black-ish" (3.334 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Splitting Up Together" (2.643 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "The Rookie" (3.807 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.442 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Lethal Weapon" (3.200 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "The Gifted" (1.684 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (1.676 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the debut of "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.544 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.610 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Rookie
+14.29% - Black-ish
+13.33% - Ellen's Game of Games
+10.00% - New Amsterdam
+8.33% - NCIS
0.00% - This Is Us (vs. 11/27/18)
0.00% - FBI (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - Splitting Up Together
0.00% - The Flash (vs. 12/9/18)
-7.14% - The Conners
-16.67% - The Gifted
-20.00% - The Kids Are Alright

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+11.11% - FBI (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
-7.14% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
-12.50% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-20.00% - Black-ish
-20.00% - This Is Us
-20.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-22.73% - Ellen's Game of Games
-25.00% - The Flash
-26.67% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-41.18% - The Gifted (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-41.67% - Lethal Weapon
-50.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)

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," 2.9/8; 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," 0.5/4; "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 1.1/4 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," 1.2/5 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 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 (1/16/18):

NBC (8.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) continued its reign on Tuesday with new episodes from "Ellen's Game of Games" (8.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "This Is Us" (9.774 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Chicago Med" (7.876 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

Second place then went to FOX (3.754 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (4.973 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "LA to Vegas" (2.772 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The Mick" (2.297 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Next up was ABC (3.623 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (6.114 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Black-ish" (3.758 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.874 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.560 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (9.721 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.681 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Bull" (5.817 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

And finally, The CW (2.390 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) closed out the night with the return of "The Flash" (2.474 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) plus the debut of "Black Lightning" (2.305 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Lethal Weapon
+14.29% - The Mick
+12.50% - LA to Vegas
+7.69% - The Middle
+7.14% - Chicago Med
+4.76% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - The Flash (vs. 12/5/17)
-7.41% - This Is Us
-14.29% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Black Lightning (vs. No Tomorrow)
+166.67% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+29.41% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
+14.29% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick)
+12.50% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-3.85% - This Is Us
-6.25% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-9.09% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-17.65% - The Middle
-33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)

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," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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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