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[04/03/19 - 08:07 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "This Is Us" Finale
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 (4/2/19):

NBC (5.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with the season finales of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.249 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "This Is Us" (8.053 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) plus a new "The Village" (4.332 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

CBS (9.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with originals from "NCIS" (11.633 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "FBI" (9.062 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.263 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.091 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.152 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Modern Family" (2.713 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by new episodes of "Black-ish" (2.727 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Splitting Up Together" (2.283 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Rookie" (3.835 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.296 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.738 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Mental Samurai" (1.853 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.796 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with repeats of "The Flash" (0.882 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.710 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Black-ish
+14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans
+14.29% - The Village
+12.50% - This Is Us
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Splitting Up Together
0.00% - Mental Samurai
-8.33% - Ellen's Game of Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - This Is Us (vs. Rise)
+40.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - The Rookie (vs. For the People)
-14.29% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-15.38% - NCIS
-25.00% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-27.27% - The Village (vs. Chicago Med)
-38.89% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-53.33% - Black-ish
-57.14% - Splitting Up Together

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.4/3; "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 1.1/4 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; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.6/3 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 (4/3/18):

ABC (6.563 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with week two of "Roseanne" (15.159 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) followed by the relocated "The Middle" (8.322 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and originals from "Black-ish" (5.419 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Splitting Up Together" (4.840 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "For the People" (2.820 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

CBS (10.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its trio of "NCIS" (12.079 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Bull" (11.022 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.502 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was NBC (6.670 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and its lineup of "The Voice" (9.316 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Rise" (4.543 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Chicago Med" (6.154 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.891 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (1.838 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) plus a new "LA to Vegas" (2.037 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and the season finale of "The Mick" (1.850 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.941 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and a new "Black Lightning" (1.484 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (1.212 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+69.23% - The Middle (vs. 3/20/18)
+16.67% - LA to Vegas
+16.67% - The Mick
+12.50% - The Voice
+12.50% - Rise
+10.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Black Lightning
-11.11% - For the People
-20.41% - Roseanne
-36.36% - Splitting Up Together
-42.31% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Roseanne (vs. The Middle)
+83.33% - The Middle (vs. American Housewife)
+55.56% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Imaginary Mary)
+36.36% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+25.00% - Black Lightning (vs. iZombie)
+14.29% - For the People (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
+12.50% - Rise (vs. Trial & Error)
-5.26% - The Voice
-7.69% - Bull
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-13.33% - NCIS
-15.38% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-53.33% - LA to Vegas (vs. Prison Break)
-53.33% - The Mick (vs. Prison Break)

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," 2.1/6 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," 0.6/4.

· 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" (1.1/4 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" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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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