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[01/06/21 - 09:09 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos in Tight Race
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/5/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

ABC (3.335 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) claimed top demo honors on Tuesday with its telecasts of "The Wonderful World of Disney: The Lion King" (3.643 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "Election Night: The Georgia Senate Runoffs - Your Voice Your Vote - An ABC News Special" (1.793 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

NBC (3.525 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with the return of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.960 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "This Is Us" (5.050 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "Nurses" (2.564 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9).

Next up was CBS (4.594 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat trio of "NCIS" (5.570 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3), "FBI" (4.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (3.404 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.760 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its special "Gordon Ramsay's American Road Trip" (1.760 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, a new "World's Funniest Animals" (0.893 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and repeats of "World's Funniest Animals" (0.901 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10), "Masters of Illusion" (0.538 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and another "Masters of Illusion" (0.456 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.697 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals (vs. 12/17/20)
-16.67% - This Is Us (vs. 11/17/20)
-50.00% - Nurses (vs. 12/14/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals (vs. Batwoman (Repeat))
-9.09% - This Is Us (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-20.00% - Election Night: The Georgia Senate Runoffs - Your Voice Your Vote - An ABC News Special (vs. Emergence)
-42.86% - Gordon Ramsay's American Road Trip (vs. The Resident/Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-50.00% - Nurses (vs. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist)
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/7/20):

ABC (6.874 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) soared to the top spot on Tuesday thanks to the launch of "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" (14.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) alongside the return of "Mixed-ish" (4.780 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Black-ish" (3.182 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Emergence" (2.274 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

CBS (8.923 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) was the number two draw with its trio of "NCIS" (10.279 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "FBI" (9.300 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (7.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).Sharing the silver was NBC (3.897 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with the season premiere of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.347 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.654 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and a sneak preview of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.690 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.132 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "The Resident" (3.724 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the return of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Batwoman" (0.647 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Black Lightning" (0.379 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. 12/10/19)
+33.33% - Black-ish (vs. 12/10/19)
+25.00% - Emergence (vs. 12/10/19)
+12.50% - FBI (vs. 12/17/19)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 12/17/19)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. 12/17/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time (vs. The Conners/The Kids Are Alright)
+57.14% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
+33.33% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+20.00% - FBI (vs. CBS News Special)
+14.29% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. FOX News Special)
-16.67% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)
-16.67% - NCIS
-29.03% - Ellen's Game of Games - 9:00 (vs. NBC News Special)
-33.33% - Ellen's Game of Games - 8:00
-40.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. New Amsterdam)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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