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[03/11/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Goes Out on Top for ABC
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/10/20):

ABC (6.706 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) surged to the demo crown with the season finale of "The Bachelor" (8.483 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and a new "For Life" (3.153 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

The silver went to NBC (4.819 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and its trio of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.409 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "This Is Us" (5.576 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (4.471 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (8.279 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with new episodes of "NCIS" (10.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "FBI" (8.329 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up fresh installments of "The Resident" (3.668 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Empire" (1.987 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.920 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "The Flash" (1.066 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.774 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - For Life (vs. 2/25/20)
+14.29% - The Bachelor (vs. 3/9/20)
0.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. 2/25/20)
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 2/25/20)
-9.09% - NCIS (vs. 2/18/20)
-10.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 2/18/20)
-11.11% - FBI (vs. 2/18/20)
-12.50% - The Resident
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. 2/18/20)
-21.43% - This Is Us (vs. 2/25/20)
-25.00% - The Flash (vs. 2/25/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+4.35% - The Bachelor
0.00% - For Life (vs. Videos After Dark)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
-9.09% - NCIS
-12.50% - The Resident (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-14.29% - Empire (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-20.00% - FBI
-25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
-30.00% - New Amsterdam
-38.89% - This Is Us
-40.00% - The Flash


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/12/19):

ABC (6.345 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) notched a rare demo victory on Tuesday thanks to the conclusion to "The Bachelor" (8.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and a special preview of "Videos After Dark" (2.912 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

NBC (6.323 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then had to settle for second with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.334 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "This Is Us" (7.526 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (6.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was CBS (9.318 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (11.935 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "FBI" (8.955 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.063 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.686 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the return of "MasterChef Junior" (2.802 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a second "MasterChef Junior" (2.571 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments of "The Flash" (1.556 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.938 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - FBI (vs. 2/26/19)
+5.88% - This Is Us
+4.55% - The Bachelor (vs. 3/11/19)
0.00% - New Amsterdam
-8.33% - NCIS (vs. 2/26/19)
-12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 2/26/19)
-14.29% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 2/19/19)
-16.67% - The Flash
-33.33% - Roswell, New Mexico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+147.31% - The Bachelor (vs. Various)
+60.00% - MasterChef Junior - 8:00 (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+7.69% - MasterChef Junior - 9:00 (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
0.00% - Videos After Dark (vs. For the People)
-16.67% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-21.43% - NCIS
-23.08% - New Amsterdam
-28.57% - The Flash
-30.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - This Is Us
-45.45% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-60.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)

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," 2.7/7; 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," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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 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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