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[11/07/18 - 09:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Election Night in Viewers, Demos
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/6/18):

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

NBC (5.748 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Election Night with its full night of "The Vote: America's Future" (5.748 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

ABC (5.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second with its own coverage of "ABC News 2018 Midterm Election" (5.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.252 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its presentation of "CBS News: Campaign 2018" (4.252 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up new episodes from "The Gifted" (2.386 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Lethal Weapon" (3.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.900 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) opted for repeats of "The Flash" (1.007 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #6) and "Black Lightning" (0.793 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #7) to round out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Lethal Weapon
+16.67% - The Gifted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - ABC News 2018 Midterm Election (vs. Various)
+7.69% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-22.22% - The Vote: America's Future (vs. Various)
-25.00% - CBS News: Campaign 2018 (vs. Various)
-30.00% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/7/17):

Absent the World Series, NBC (7.746 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was back on top Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (9.374 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "This Is Us" (9.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (4.091 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

CBS (11.029 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "NCIS" (13.302 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Bull" (10.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.111 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.590 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (5.589 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.687 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Black-ish" (3.748 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "The Mayor" (2.688 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.913 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.915 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (4.007 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "The Mick" (2.104 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.544 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (2.311 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.537 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) on The CW (1.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+90.00% - The Voice
+28.57% - The Flash
+25.00% - This Is Us
+25.00% - NCIS
+25.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+20.00% - Bull
+18.18% - The Middle
+16.67% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
+14.29% - The Mayor
+12.50% - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
+11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
+11.11% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 10/17/17)
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat
+10.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 10/17/17)
-12.50% - The Mick (vs. 10/17/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
N/A due to 2016 presidential election coverage

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; 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," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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