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[03/08/19 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Puts CBS on Top
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/7/19):

CBS (8.258 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (12.781 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Young Sheldon" (11.507 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Mom" (8.402 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Fam" (5.722 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "SWAT" (5.569 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

ABC (5.060 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the number two draw with a new "Grey's Anatomy" (6.609 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) followed by the return of "Station 19" (5.375 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and "For the People" (3.196 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was FOX (2.518 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with fresh installments of "Gotham" (2.110 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "The Orville" (2.926 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.424 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up the return of "Superstore" (3.074 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "AP Bio" (1.881 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14); new episodes from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.990 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Will & Grace" (2.634 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9); plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.483 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, The CW (1.076 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.299 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) and "Legacies" (0.852 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Will & Grace
+12.50% - Fam
+12.50% - SWAT (vs. 2/21/19)
0.00% - Gotham
-5.56% - Young Sheldon (vs. 2/21/19)
-6.25% - Grey's Anatomy
-7.69% - Mom (vs. 2/21/19)
-8.70% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 2/21/19)
-14.29% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-20.00% - Supernatural (vs. 2/7/19)
-25.00% - The Orville
-33.33% - Legacies

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Orville (vs. Showtime at the Apollo)
-9.09% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-10.00% - SWAT
-11.76% - Grey's Anatomy
-12.50% - Will & Grace (vs. Champions)
-14.29% - Gotham
-19.23% - The Big Bang Theory
-20.00% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Mom
-22.73% - Young Sheldon
-25.00% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-27.27% - Superstore
-33.33% - For the People (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-37.50% - AP Bio
-45.45% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-50.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/4; 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 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 (3/8/18):

CBS (9.003 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) claimed top honors on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.821 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Young Sheldon" (12.590 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Mom" (9.292 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Life in Pieces" (6.979 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "SWAT" (5.668 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Second place then went to ABC (5.114 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with originals from "Grey's Anatomy" (7.134 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Scandal" (4.748 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.463 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Next up was NBC (4.406 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its lineup of "Superstore" (3.700 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "AP Bio" (2.636 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "Will & Grace" (4.178 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), the premiere of "Champions" (2.979 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Chicago Fire" (6.472 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.417 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up new episodes of "Gotham" (2.445 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Showtime at the Apollo" (2.388 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, fresh installments of "Supernatural" (1.736 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and "Arrow" (1.345 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) on The CW (1.540 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Chicago Fire
+11.11% - SWAT
+10.00% - Superstore
+9.09% - Life in Pieces
+4.76% - Young Sheldon
+4.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - AP Bio
0.00% - Showtime at the Apollo
0.00% - Arrow
-12.50% - Gotham
-15.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-15.38% - Scandal
-16.67% - Supernatural
-18.18% - How to Get Away with Murder

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist: Redemption)
+57.14% - Superstore (vs. Superstore (Repeat))
+57.14% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+42.86% - SWAT (vs. Training Day)
+12.50% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. The Catch)
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - AP Bio (vs. Powerless)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Riverdale)
0.00% - Supernatural
-7.14% - The Big Bang Theory
-7.69% - Life in Pieces
-8.33% - Will & Grace (vs. Chicago Med)
-10.53% - Grey's Anatomy
-14.29% - Showtime at the Apollo (vs. Kicking & Screaming)
-21.43% - Scandal
-33.33% - Champions (vs. Chicago Med)
-36.36% - Gotham (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 2.5/7; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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," 1.1/4. 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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