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[03/27/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
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 (3/26/20):

ABC (6.046 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday thanks to "Station 19" (7.292 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Grey's Anatomy" (6.507 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and the season finale of "A Million Little Things" (4.340 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (5.025 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the silver draw with its repeat lineup of "Young Sheldon" (6.668 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "Young Sheldon" (6.283 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Mom" (5.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "The Neighborhood" (4.232 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Bull" (3.762 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Next up was FOX (3.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a new "Last Man Standing" (4.494 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) followed by the season finales of "Outmatched" (2.626 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Deputy" (3.909 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.768 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) served up orginals from "Superstore" (3.636 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.339 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Indebted" (1.626 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), another "Indebted" (1.497 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.756 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments from "Katy Keene" (0.549 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) and "Legacies" (0.626 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) closed out the night on The CW (0.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 2/27/20)
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Deputy
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Legacies
0.00% - Katy Keene
-7.69% - Station 19
-13.33% - Grey's Anatomy
-40.00% - Indebted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+100.00% - Deputy (vs. The Orville (Repeat))
+100.00% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+40.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. AP Bio)
+30.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
+16.67% - A Million Little Things (vs. For the People)
+12.50% - Superstore
-20.00% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-33.33% - Legacies
-40.00% - Indebted - 9:30 (vs. Abby's)
-42.86% - Indebted - 9:00 (vs. Will & Grace)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/28/19):

CBS (6.249 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) once again took home top honors with its primetime coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament" (6.718 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) followed by a second game from the "NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament" (5.780 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

ABC (5.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with fresh installments of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.296 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "Station 19" (5.473 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "For the People" (3.020 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Next up was NBC (2.941 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "Superstore" (3.443 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "AP Bio" (2.361 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Will & Grace" (3.275 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), the premiere of "Abby's" (2.618 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.974 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.299 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) opted for repeats of "Gotham" (1.290 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "The Orville" (1.307 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, a repeat "Supernatural" (0.929 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and the season finale of "Legacies" (0.937 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) closed out the night on The CW (0.933 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - For the People
+11.11% - Station 19
+7.14% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - AP Bio
0.00% - Legacies
-11.11% - Superstore

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Abby's (vs. Champions)
-11.76% - Grey's Anatomy
-16.67% - Station 19
-16.67% - AP Bio
-22.22% - Will & Grace
-25.00% - For the People (vs. Scandal)
-25.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)

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," 1.4/4 with an encore; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/5 with an encore delayed by an NCAA overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· 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 with an encore delayed by an NCAA overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/4 with an encore delayed by an NCAA overrun. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/3 with an encore delayed by an NCAA overrun.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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