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[09/16/20 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, CBS Share Demo Honors
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 (9/15/20):

NBC (5.011 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was once again the most-watched network on Tuesday with fresh installments of "America's Got Talent" (5.713 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "Transplant" (3.607 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

CBS (2.498 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with a special "Big Brother 22" (3.962 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) followed by a new "Love Island" (1.894 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a repeat "FBI: Most Wanted" (1.639 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Next up was ABC (2.934 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its mix of "Modern Family" (2.292 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), another "Modern Family" (1.986 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "'The President and the People' a '20/20' Special Event" (3.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and "The Conners" (1.901 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) offered up second runs of "Hell's Kitchen" (1.251 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Prodigal Son" (0.767 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

And finally, "Dead Pixels" (0.419 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12), a repeat "Dead Pixels" (0.262 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.303 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.322 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Love Island
+25.00% - Transplant
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Dead Pixels
0.00% - Tell Me a Story

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Big Brother 22 (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - Love Island (vs. FBI (Repeat))
0.00% - Dead Pixels (vs. Pandora)
-28.57% - Transplant (vs. Bring the Funny)
-50.00% - Tell Me a Story (vs. Mysteries Decoded)
-53.85% - 'The President and the People' a '20/20' Special Event (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-56.25% - America's Got Talent


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/17/19):

NBC (7.689 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was still the most-watched network on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (9.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the season finale of "Bring the Funny" (3.608 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

ABC (4.392 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its expanded season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.392 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.808 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat trio of "NCIS" (5.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "FBI" (4.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.173 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.543 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted for repeats of "The Resident" (1.422 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8) and "9-1-1" (1.663 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

And finally, originals from "Pandora" (0.689 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) and "Mysteries Decoded" (0.681 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) on The CW (0.685 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Mysteries Decoded
+18.18% - Bachelor in Paradise
+14.29% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Bring the Funny
-50.00% - Pandora

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+225.00% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Various)
-22.22% - Bring the Funny (vs. The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us)
-27.27% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-66.67% - Pandora (vs. The Flash (Repeat))

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.3/3; "Late Show," 0.3/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.0/4 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," 0.9/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/5. 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., "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" 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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