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[12/31/19 - 08:20 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos on All-Repeat Night
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/30/19):

ABC (2.529 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the demo champ on an all-repeat Monday with its telecast of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2.529 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

CBS (4.204 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "The Neighborhood" (5.115 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (4.367 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "All Rise" (3.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Bull" (4.186 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Next up was NBC (2.554 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with its combination of "Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways" (3.236 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Manifest" (2.503 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and another "Manifest" (1.925 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.670 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its duo of "9-1-1" (2.059 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Prodigal Son" (1.281 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.831 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with an encore of "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1" (0.831 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11).


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/30/18):

ABC (9.102 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was top New Year's Eve draw with its annual specials "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 1" (7.916 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 2" (11.473 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1).

NBC (4.849 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its offerings "A Toast to 2018!" (4.568 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "NBC's New Year's Eve" (5.411 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.958 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its presentation of "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square, Part One" (2.958 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.740 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up repeats of "The Neighborhood" (3.167 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6), "Happy Together" (2.502 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Magnum P.I." (2.582 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Bull" (2.802 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.635 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with an encore of "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2" (0.635 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+400.00% - Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 2 (vs. The Good Doctor (Repeat))
+85.71% - NBC's New Year's Eve (vs. Better Late Than Never)
+46.67% - Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 - Part 1 (vs. The Bachelor)
+28.57% - FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square, Part One (vs. Lucifer/The Gifted)
+20.00% - A Toast to 2018! (vs. The Wall/Better Late Than Never)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· From 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., "NBC's New Year's Eve " averaged a 4.8 rating in households in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 2.7 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· "NBC's New Year's Eve" retained 92% in metered market households of NBC's most recent comparable special on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 (5.2), which tied for the highest rating among the 13 consecutive 11:30 p.m. New Year's Eve specials hosted by Carson Daly from 2004 through 2016.

· Last night's telecast was hosted by Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen, along with Leslie Jones and. Lester Holt.

· Other late-night averages last night in the markets metered by Nielsen included: "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018" on ABC, an 8.3 rating in metered-market households from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. (versus the year-ago 11.2) and 6.5 in 18-49 in the local people meters (vs. last year's 8.3); and "Fox New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey," 3.8 in metered-market households from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (vs. last year's 4.9) and 3.0 in 18-49 in the local people meters (vs. last year's 3.5).

· On CBS, a rebroadcast "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" averaged a 1.4/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the local people meters from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and an encore "The Late Late Show with James Corden" averaged a 0.8/2 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in the local people meters from 12:30-1:30 a.m.

· An encore telecast of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," airing at 12:30 a.m. ET, delivered a 1.9/6 in households in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.1/6 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· At 1:30 a.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in the local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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