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[03/27/19 - 08:09 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Continues Its Reign for 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 (3/26/19):

NBC (5.696 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the adults 18-49 champ on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.400 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "This Is Us" (7.526 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "The Village" (4.162 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

The silver then went to CBS (9.433 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with its trio of "NCIS" (12.011 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "FBI" (9.054 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.392 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its lineup of "American Housewife" (3.858 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.015 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Black-ish" (2.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Splitting Up Together" (2.429 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "The Rookie" (4.123 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.367 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) served up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.721 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Mental Samurai" (2.012 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.645 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.888 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (0.766 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 3/12/19)
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/12/19)
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Splitting Up Together
-5.88% - This Is Us
-10.00% - FBI (vs. 3/12/19)
-12.50% - MasterChef Junior
-14.29% - Mental Samurai
-22.22% - The Village
-33.33% - Roswell, New Mexico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - This Is Us (vs. Rise)
+40.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
0.00% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-15.38% - NCIS
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans
-22.22% - The Rookie (vs. For the People)
-25.00% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
-30.00% - The Village (vs. Chicago Med)
-60.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)
-72.73% - Splitting Up Together
-76.92% - Black-ish
-83.67% - American Housewife (vs. Roseanne)
-88.68% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Roseanne)

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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "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 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. 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.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 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 (3/27/18):

ABC (9.898 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) rocketed to the demo spot on Tuesday thanks to the return of "Roseanne" (17.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2), a second "Roseanne" (18.573 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1), a new "Black-ish" (8.714 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), the premiere of "Splitting Up Together" (7.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and an original "For the People" (3.579 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

CBS (10.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) however remained the most-watched network with its mainstays "NCIS" (11.769 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Bull" (10.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.546 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was NBC (6.386 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with originals from "The Voice" (8.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Rise" (4.475 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Chicago Med" (5.806 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.896 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (1.884 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) plus new episodes of "LA to Vegas" (2.024 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Mick" (1.791 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.824 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and an original "Black Lightning" (1.537 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (1.180 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+136.36% - Black-ish
+50.00% - For the People
0.00% - Bull (vs. 3/13/18)
0.00% - LA to Vegas
0.00% - Black Lightning
-7.14% - NCIS (vs. 3/13/18)
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/13/18)
-14.29% - The Mick
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-23.81% - The Voice
-27.27% - Rise

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+657.14% - Roseanne - 8:30 (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+512.50% - Roseanne - 8:00 (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+225.00% - Black-ish (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+214.29% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+80.00% - For the People (vs. People Icons)
-7.69% - Bull
-11.11% - Rise (vs. Trial & Error)
-16.67% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-18.18% - NCIS: New Orleans
-18.75% - NCIS
-23.81% - The Voice
-28.57% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-40.00% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
-40.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· 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" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore); CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore); "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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