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[10/10/18 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Gets Boost from "American Music Awards"
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 (10/9/18):

ABC (6.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) staked its claim to the demo crown on Tuesday with its telecast of the "2018 American Music Awards" (6.545 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

Sharing the demo gold was NBC (8.313 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) with new episodes from "The Voice" (9.023 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2), "This Is Us" (8.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (7.097 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (9.733 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "NCIS" (12.160 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "FBI" (9.111 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.930 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.503 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Gifted" (2.051 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Lethal Weapon" (2.954 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, the season premieres of "The Flash" (2.056 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Black Lightning" (1.202 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) on The CW (1.629 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Gifted
-4.17% - This Is Us
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - New Amsterdam
-12.50% - Lethal Weapon
-16.67% - FBI

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-16.67% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-17.86% - This Is Us
-18.18% - NCIS: New Orleans
-20.00% - The Flash
-21.74% - The Voice
-22.22% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-25.00% - 2018 American Music Awards (vs. on 11/19/17)
-33.33% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/10/17):

NBC (8.904 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) took home the demo crown on Tuesday with its trio of "The Voice" (10.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "This Is Us" (10.878 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (4.916 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

CBS (11.294 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "NCIS" (13.304 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Bull" (11.082 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.498 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.171 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (5.841 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.093 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Black-ish" (4.448 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "The Mayor" (3.430 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (3.608 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.932 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) served up new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (3.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "The Mick" (2.283 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.838 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, The CW (2.269 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) closed out the night with the return of "The Flash" (2.795 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.742 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
+4.55% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-8.33% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
-9.68% - This Is Us
-12.50% - The Middle
-13.33% - Black-ish
-15.38% - Fresh Off the Boat
-16.67% - The Mayor
-18.18% - Lethal Weapon
-20.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
-22.22% - The Mick

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. No Tomorrow)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
0.00% - The Flash
-8.00% - The Voice
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-11.11% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-13.33% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-16.67% - The Mayor (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-17.65% - NCIS
-17.65% - The Middle
-25.00% - Bull
-38.89% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (vs. Chicago Fire)
-38.89% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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