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[01/09/19 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos on Disrupted Night
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/8/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Ratings are subject to significant adjustment due to live news coverage in the 9 p.m. ET hour.]

NBC (5.834 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) led the demo race on a disrupted night thanks to the return of "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.505 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) followed by an "NBC News Special" (7.030 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.490 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and a new "New Amsterdam" (5.334 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

ABC (4.443 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Conners" (6.880 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "The Kids Are Alright" (4.715 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "ABC News Special" (4.432 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Black-ish" (3.279 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Splitting Up Together" (3.778 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The Rookie" (3.565 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Next up was CBS (7.860 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "NCIS" (11.704 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) alongside "CBS News Special" (8.043 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and repeats of "The Neighborhood" (4.819 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.536 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.754 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up "Lethal Weapon" (3.278 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "FOX News Special" (2.562 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "The Gifted" (2.231 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (0.780 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) and the special "EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Classic" (0.400 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #19) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.590 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 12/12/18)
+20.00% - The Gifted
+11.11% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - The Conners (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
-7.69% - NCIS (vs. 12/11/18)
-9.09% - New Amsterdam (vs. 11/27/18)
-12.50% - Black-ish (vs. 12/11/18)
-14.29% - The Rookie (vs. 12/11/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-12.50% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-14.29% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
-20.00% - The Gifted (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-20.00% - NCIS
-28.57% - Ellen's Game of Games
-28.57% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-30.00% - Lethal Weapon
-30.00% - Black-ish
-50.00% - EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Classic (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; 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 0.3/3 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; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 with an encore and a 0.1/2 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 (1/9/18):

NBC (8.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.978 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "This Is Us" (9.700 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "Chicago Med" (6.928 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

Second place then went to CBS (11.058 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with its trio of "NCIS" (14.155 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Bull" (10.426 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.595 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.394 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its mix of "The Middle" (5.391 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.626 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Black-ish" (3.768 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.699 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.441 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.277 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up originals from "Lethal Weapon" (4.233 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "LA to Vegas" (2.634 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "The Mick" (2.010 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.885 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "The Flash" (0.890 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.880 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - This Is Us (vs. 11/28/17)
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
-4.55% - Ellen's Game of Games
-6.67% - Chicago Med
-9.09% - Lethal Weapon
-9.09% - Black-ish
-12.50% - The Mick
-13.33% - The Middle
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat
-27.27% - LA to Vegas

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+36.36% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+23.53% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
+5.88% - This Is Us (vs. NBC News Special/The Wall (Repeat))
+4.35% - Bull (vs. CBS News Special/The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
0.00% - LA to Vegas (vs. FOX News Special)
-9.09% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick)
-12.50% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-23.08% - Black-ish (vs. ABC News Special)
-23.53% - The Middle
-30.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
-33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-46.15% - Chicago Med (vs. This Is Us)

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," 2.0/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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