or


[01/17/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race; CBS Tops Total Viewers
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/16/20):

FOX (4.170 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) claimed the adults 18-49 honors on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (4.618 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), another "Last Man Standing" (4.877 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Deputy" (3.593 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

CBS (5.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was a close second with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (8.796 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "The Unicorn" (5.695 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Mom" (6.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Carol's Second Act" (4.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Evil" (3.310 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Sharing the silver was ABC (3.383 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with repeats of "Mixed-ish" (2.840 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Black-ish" (2.305 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) alongside the two-hour special "The Last Days of Richard Pryor" (3.788 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.535 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up fresh installments of "Superstore" (2.661 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "The Good Place" (1.926 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Will & Grace" (2.105 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Perfect Harmony" (1.341 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.589 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, The CW (0.939 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with the return of "Supernatural" (1.154 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Legacies" (0.723 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Evil
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Last Man Standing - 8:30
0.00% - Last Man Standing - 8:00
0.00% - The Unicorn
0.00% - Carol's Second Act
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 12/12/19)
-12.50% - Mom
-14.29% - Deputy
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.29% - Superstore
-16.67% - The Good Place
-20.00% - Will & Grace
-25.00% - Perfect Harmony
-33.33% - Legacies (vs. 12/12/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Last Man Standing - 8:30 (vs. Gotham)
+14.29% - Last Man Standing - 8:00 (vs. Gotham)
-14.29% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-16.67% - Evil (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-25.00% - Supernatural
-33.33% - Legacies (vs. Roswell, New Mexico (Repeat))
-33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-33.33% - The Last Days of Richard Pryor (vs. A Million Little Things/How to Get Away with Murder)
-40.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-46.15% - Mom
-53.85% - Superstore (vs. The Titan Games)
-55.56% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-56.52% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-61.54% - The Good Place (vs. The Titan Games)
-62.50% - Perfect Harmony (vs. The Good Place)
-64.71% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/17/19):

CBS (7.932 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the top draw on Thursday with its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.177 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "Young Sheldon" (11.397 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Mom" (8.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Fam" (6.016 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and a repeat "SWAT" (4.234 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

ABC (5.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with the return of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "A Million Little Things" (5.245 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.842 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

Next up was NBC (3.926 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "The Titan Games" (4.858 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.838 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "The Good Place" (2.552 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.224 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up new episodes of "Gotham" (2.418 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The Orville" (2.975 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, the return of "Supernatural" (1.439 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and a rebroadcast of "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.080 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.260 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - A Million Little Things (vs. 12/12/18)
+12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+11.76% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 11/15/18)
0.00% - The Orville
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 12/13/18)
-4.17% - The Big Bang Theory
-10.53% - Young Sheldon
-11.11% - The Good Place
-12.50% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. 11/15/18)
-13.33% - Mom
-16.67% - Fam
-18.75% - The Titan Games
-25.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - The Titan Games (vs. Superstore/The Good Place)
+14.29% - The Good Place (vs. Great News)
-10.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-13.64% - Grey's Anatomy
-15.38% - A Million Little Things (vs. Scandal)
-16.67% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-18.75% - Mom
-20.69% - The Big Bang Theory
-29.17% - Young Sheldon
-30.00% - Gotham (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-30.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-30.77% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace)
-33.33% - Supernatural
-46.15% - The Orville (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [january 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[01/27/22 - 06:43 AM]
MotorTrend's "Mecum Auctions Kissimmee" Coverage Breaks Ratings Record
On MotorTrend TV, 6.3 million people watched - the largest TV audience ever for a Mecum Kissimmee auction and a viewership increase of 76-percent versus last year's January 2021 telecast on NBC Sports Network.

[01/25/22 - 07:29 AM]
CBS Sports' Best Postseason Start in 10 Years Continues with Massive Audiences for Divisional Playoffs
The network's presentation of Kansas City's win over Buffalo on Sunday, January 23 is the most-watched Divisional Playoff game on any network in five years, averaging 42.736 million viewers.

[01/19/22 - 02:48 PM]
ESPN's MegaCast Draws More Than 23.1 Million Viewers for the Los Angeles Rams' Decisive Victory Over the Arizona Cardinals
The audience peaked at 27.9 million viewers as the Rams led 21-0 in the second quarter (9:30 - 9:45 p.m.).

[01/19/22 - 08:02 AM]
"Yellowjackets" Completes Smashing First Season on Showtime
The series has averaged over 5 million weekly viewers across platforms.

[01/14/22 - 11:18 AM]
Fast Start for ESPN in 2022 in Viewership and Social Media Engagements
The network led cable in viewership and in the key P18-49 demo by wide margins in both prime time and total day and took total ownership of the list of cable's most-watched 10 shows in that demo.

[01/13/22 - 09:12 AM]
"Ugliest House in America" Starring Actress and Comedian Retta Delivers Powerful Ratings Performance for HGTV
Series ratings among both P25-54 and W25-54 reflected more than an 84 percent increase over the prior six weeks.

[01/12/22 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 Entertainment Network for 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49
"The Rookie" was the week's No. 1 broadcast gainer in TV playback in both Total Viewers (+3.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+133%).

[01/11/22 - 03:30 PM]
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Concludes Season on Pace to Be TV's #1 Primetime Show for Unprecedented 11th Consecutive Year
NBC's "SNF" extended its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950).

[01/11/22 - 02:25 PM]
2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Nets 22.6 Million Viewers, Cable's Top Telecast in Two Years
The Dawgs' thrilling 33-18 victory over the SEC Champion Crimson Tide was up 19 percent from last year's national championship contest between Alabama and Ohio State.

[01/11/22 - 09:10 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football: Doubleheader Saturday" Debut Registers Viewership of 20.3 Million for Cowboys-Eagles and 19.1 Million for Chiefs-Broncos, ESPN's Most-Watched NFL Regular Season Games in More than a Decade
The Cowboys and Eagles generated an audience of 20.3 million viewers on ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes, while the Chiefs-Broncos delivered 19.1 million viewers across the same networks.

[01/11/22 - 08:48 AM]
CBS Sports Delivers Its Most-Watched NFL Regular Season in Six Years, Concluding with Strong Week 18 Viewership
"The NFL on CBS" averaged 21.588 million viewers for its 10 national Sunday game windows, which is more than any primetime television sports, entertainment or news series on any network this season.

[01/11/22 - 08:06 AM]
"Dexter: New Blood" Shatters Viewership Records for Showtime
For its 10-episode run, the series is averaging over 8 million weekly viewers across all platforms, becoming the most-watched series in Showtime history.

[01/10/22 - 02:53 PM]
"Euphoria's" Season 2 Premiere Tallied 2.4 Million Viewers Across All Platforms Sunday Night
Said debut marked the strongest digital premiere night performance for any episode of an HBO series since HBO Max's launch and a series-record more than double the season 1 premiere.

[01/07/22 - 10:12 AM]
HGTV Hit "Home Town" Already on Track to Deliver Strong Ratings in Current Season
In its 8-9 p.m. timeslot on January 2, "Home Town" was a top 5 cable program among P25-54 and W25-54.

[01/07/22 - 09:37 AM]
FOX & Gordon Ramsay's "Next Level Chef" Posts Season's #1 Series Premiere
Across platforms, "Next Level Chef" marks Gordon Ramsay's most-streamed telecast ever and FOX's most-streamed debut of the season.