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[04/29/20 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Share Adults 18-49 Crown
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/28/20):

CBS (7.436 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the top draw on a competitive Tuesday with its mix of "NCIS" (8.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "FBI" (7.031 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a new "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.978 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

NBC (3.564 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) shared in the adults 18-49 honors with its lineup of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.135 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), a new "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.242 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "New Amsterdam" (2.317 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Next up was ABC (3.293 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "The Conners" (5.992 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Bless This Mess" (3.976 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Mixed-ish" (2.836 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.591 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "For Life" (2.183 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.257 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Masked Singer" (2.610 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Last Man Standing" (1.971 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "Last Man Standing" (1.836 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.207 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.712 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) closed out the night on The CW (0.960 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - For Life
0.00% - The Conners (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. 4/14/20)
-20.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 4/14/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - For Life (vs. 1969)
+11.11% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-14.29% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-20.00% - The Flash
-28.57% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-28.57% - Black-ish (vs. Bless This Mess)
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The 100)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/30/19):

CBS (9.210 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "NCIS" (11.569 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "FBI" (8.832 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.228 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

NBC (5.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then got bumped to second with its mix of "The Village" (4.351 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "The Voice" (6.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "New Amsterdam" (5.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.058 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and its lineup of "American Housewife" (4.252 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.250 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Black-ish" (2.908 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Bless This Mess" (3.187 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "1969" (2.375 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.319 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.840 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Mental Samurai" (1.797 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (1.379 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and the return of "The 100" (0.901 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.140 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Mental Samurai
+16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
+16.67% - The Village
+12.50% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 4/16/19)
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 4/16/19)
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - 1969
-11.11% - FBI (vs. 4/16/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - The Voice (vs. Rise)
+20.00% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/New Girl)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-8.33% - NCIS
-11.11% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-16.67% - The Flash
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans
-25.00% - The 100
-27.27% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-33.33% - 1969 (vs. For the People)
-36.36% - Bless This Mess (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-41.67% - The Village (vs. The Voice)
-41.67% - Black-ish
-53.33% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. The Middle)
-64.00% - American Housewife (vs. Roseanne)

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," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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 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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