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[02/14/18 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Night, Another Olympics Win for NBC
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/13/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (20.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) paved the way to victory on Tuesday thanks to its coverage of the "2018 Winter Olympics" (20.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

ABC (2.726 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a distant second with the launch of "The Bachelor Winter Games" (3.003 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and the special "20/20: Lights, Camera, Romance!" (2.174 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Next up was CBS (5.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (6.857 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Bull" (5.529 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.055 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

FOX (1.982 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) likewise opted for second runs of "Lethal Weapon" (2.428 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "LA to Vegas" (1.671 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "The Mick" (1.400 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.089 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a new "Black Lightning" (1.784 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) on The CW (1.436 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Black Lightning (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-21.21% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/11/14)
-32.20% - The Bachelor Winter Games (vs. Various)
-42.86% - 20/20: Lights, Camera, Romance! (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Late-night metered market ratings will return following NBC's Olympics coverage.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/14/17):

NBC (7.134 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with new episodes of "The Wall" (5.726 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "This Is Us" (8.969 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (6.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

CBS (11.949 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (15.051 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Bull" (10.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (10.222 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was ABC (3.733 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (6.249 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "American Housewife" (5.273 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.637 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "The Real O'Neals" (2.893 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.174 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.640 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes from "New Girl" (2.135 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "The Mick" (2.473 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Bones" (2.975 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.739 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with its special "Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within" (0.770 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and a repeat "The Flash" (0.709 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
+14.29% - Bones
+11.11% - The Mick
+5.88% - NCIS
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-4.00% - This Is Us
-6.67% - American Housewife
-11.11% - The Real O'Neals
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Muppets)
+71.43% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+42.86% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
+40.00% - The Wall (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+25.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
+15.38% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+14.29% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
+6.67% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-6.25% - Chicago Fire
-21.74% - NCIS
-25.00% - New Girl
-35.00% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-80.00% - Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within (vs. The Flash)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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