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[09/09/20 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Maintains Top Spot
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/8/20):

NBC (5.082 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was still on top last night thanks to a new "America's Got Talent" (5.780 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and week two of "Transplant" (3.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

CBS (2.773 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) claimed the silver with its mix of "NCIS" (4.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2), "Love Island" (1.730 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (1.824 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Next up was ABC (1.774 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) and repeats of "Modern Family" (1.957 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), another "Modern Family" (1.597 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), the penultimate "What Would You Do?" (1.869 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and the season finale of "What Would You Do?" (1.676 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.178 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) served up second runs of "Hell's Kitchen" (1.424 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "FOX NFL Sunday 2020 Season Preview" (0.932 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

And finally, "Dead Pixels" (0.428 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12), a repeat "Dead Pixels" (0.280 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.427 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.390 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Transplant
0.00% - Dead Pixels
0.00% - Tell Me a Story
-25.00% - What Would You Do? - 9:00 (vs. 8/25/20)
-25.00% - Love Island
-25.00% - What Would You Do? - 10:00 (vs. 8/11/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Tell Me a Story (vs. Mysteries Decoded)
-25.00% - Love Island (vs. FBI (Repeat))
-25.00% - What Would You Do? - 10:00 (vs. The Conners (Repeats))
-42.86% - Transplant (vs. Bring the Funny)
-50.00% - America's Got Talent
-50.00% - Dead Pixels (vs. Pandora)
-72.73% - What Would You Do? - 9:00 (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/10/19):

NBC (7.528 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with originals from "America's Got Talent" (9.386 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "Bring the Funny" (3.813 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Second place then went to ABC (3.356 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) with the penultimate week of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.112 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) plus repeats of "The Conners" (1.912 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and another "The Conners" (1.780 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.025 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its repeat trio of "NCIS" (5.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "FBI" (4.781 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.603 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.599 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) served up a repeat "The Resident" (1.476 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) followed by the season finale of "First Responders Live" (1.723 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, originals from "Pandora" (0.648 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Mysteries Decoded" (0.539 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.594 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Pandora
+10.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Bring the Funny
0.00% - First Responders Live
-50.00% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. 8/27/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Pandora (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
0.00% - First Responders Live (vs. Love Connection)
-8.33% - Bachelor in Paradise
-12.50% - Bring the Funny (vs. Brooklyn 99 Presents NBC Fall 2018)
-26.32% - America's Got Talent
-50.00% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. The Outpost)

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," 2.3/7; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.2/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.9/3 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," 1.0/4 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," 0.1/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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