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[01/13/21 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top Adults 18-49
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/12/20):

NBC (3.497 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) led the tight demo race on Tuesday with its trio of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.580 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "This Is Us" (5.313 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "Nurses" (2.600 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

CBS (4.461 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (5.120 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "FBI" (4.347 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (3.917 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.038 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with the return of "The Resident" (3.772 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) and "Prodigal Son" (2.304 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) followed by the feature "The Wonderful World of Disney: Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2.226 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) on ABC (2.226 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

And finally, rounding out the night was the return of "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.576 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10), a second "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.474 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and the premiere of "Trickster" (0.441 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) on The CW (0.483 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Nurses
-10.00% - This Is Us
-20.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-35.71% - This Is Us
-60.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-50.00% - Nurses (vs. New Amsterdam)
-14.29% - The Resident
-16.67% - Prodigal Son (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-80.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:00 (vs. Arrow)
-80.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:30 (vs. Arrow)
-80.00% - Trickster (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)


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

NBC (5.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled in front among adults 18-49 on Tuesday thanks to a new "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.233 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the return of "This Is Us" (6.635 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (4.967 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

ABC (6.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) was a close second with the finale to "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" (13.511 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) followed by new episodes of "Mixed-ish" (3.662 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.430 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Emergence" (2.129 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Next up was CBS (8.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and originals from "NCIS" (10.002 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "FBI" (8.582 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.485 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.021 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Resident" (3.923 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.119 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, The CW (1.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night with its crossover conclusions from "Arrow" (1.392 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.361 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Arrow (vs. 12/3/19)
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
0.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. 11/19/19)
0.00% - The Resident
-6.67% - This Is Us (vs. 11/19/19)
-11.11% - FBI
-14.29% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
-20.83% - Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time
-36.36% - Mixed-ish
-37.50% - Black-ish
-40.00% - Emergence

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.95% - Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time (vs. The Conners/The Kids Are Alright)
+25.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
+20.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Gifted)
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-12.50% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-16.67% - Arrow (vs. The Flash)
-20.00% - FBI
-23.08% - NCIS
-27.27% - New Amsterdam
-28.57% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-30.00% - This Is Us
-41.18% - Ellen's Game of Games
-57.14% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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