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[03/01/19 - 08:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Take Home Adults 18-49 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/28/19):

ABC (5.053 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) scored the demo crown on Thursday thanks to a new "Grey's Anatomy" (7.022 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the season finales of "A Million Little Things" (5.334 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

CBS (5.766 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.186 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Mom" (6.410 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Young Sheldon" (6.418 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), a new "Fam" (5.161 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a repeat "SWAT" (4.211 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was NBC (3.005 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with the season finale of "The Titan Games" (4.421 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.412 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "Will & Grace" (2.393 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) plus an encore of "The Enemy Within" (2.191 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.694 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up originals from "Gotham" (2.255 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "The Orville" (3.133 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, a repeat "Charmed" (0.652 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and a new "Legacies" (0.857 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.754 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Legacies
+20.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
+14.29% - The Orville
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Gotham
-5.88% - Grey's Anatomy
-9.09% - The Titan Games
-11.11% - Fam
-12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-14.29% - Will & Grace

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Orville (vs. Showtime at the Apollo)
+11.11% - The Titan Games (vs. Superstore/AP Bio)
-14.29% - Will & Grace (vs. AP Bio)
-15.38% - A Million Little Things (vs. Scandal)
-20.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-25.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)
-25.00% - Gotham
-27.27% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-36.36% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace)
-45.45% - How to Get Away with Murder

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/4.

· 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/1/18):

CBS (8.708 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) pulled into the top spot on Thurdsay with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (13.635 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1), "Young Sheldon" (12.434 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Mom" (9.008 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Life in Pieces" (6.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "SWAT" (5.317 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

ABC (5.620 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.529 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Scandal" (5.129 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.202 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.066 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Superstore" (3.534 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), the formal premiere of "AP Bio" (2.717 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and originals from "Will & Grace" (4.101 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), another "AP Bio" (2.812 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Chicago Fire" (5.615 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.538 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the return of "Gotham" (2.595 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Showtime at the Apollo" (2.481 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

And finally, fresh installments of "Supernatural" (1.625 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "Arrow" (1.175 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) on The CW (1.400 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. 2/8/18)
+18.18% - Scandal (vs. 2/8/18)
+10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2/1/18)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 2/8/18)
0.00% - Gotham (vs. 12/7/17)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 2/8/18)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. 2/8/18)
-6.25% - Mom (vs. 2/1/18)
-8.33% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2/1/18)
-8.33% - Will & Grace (vs. 2/1/18)
-8.70% - Young Sheldon (vs. 2/1/18)
-9.09% - Superstore (vs. 2/1/18)
-10.00% - SWAT (vs. 2/1/18)
-10.71% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 2/1/18)
-14.29% - Showtime at the Apollo (vs. 12/14/17)
-22.22% - AP Bio - 9:30 (vs. 2/1/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. When We Rise: The People Behind the Story)
+225.00% - Scandal (vs. When We Rise)
+175.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. When We Rise)
+61.54% - Young Sheldon (vs. Mom (Repeat))
+56.25% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+12.50% - SWAT (vs. Training Day)
+10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist: Redemption)
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Riverdale)
0.00% - Mom (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-8.33% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
-25.00% - Showtime at the Apollo (vs. My Kitchen Rules)
-27.27% - Gotham (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-35.29% - Will & Grace (vs. Chicago Med)
-56.52% - Superstore (vs. The Voice)
-58.82% - AP Bio - 9:30 (vs. Chicago Med)
-65.22% - AP Bio - 8:30 (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.0/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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