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[10/14/20 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks Another CBS Victory
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 (10/13/20):

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

CBS (7.930 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) got another primetime boost on Tuesday thanks to "NFL Football: Buffalo at Tennessee" (9.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by week two of "The FBI Declassified" (3.910 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

ABC (4.222 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) was the silver draw with the return of "The Bachelorette" (4.757 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) plus a special "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.150 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was NBC (3.183 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with the Monday-bound "Weakest Link" (4.032 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) alongside fresh installments of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.765 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6) and "Transplant" (2.751 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.339 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its duo of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" (1.197 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "Next" (1.482 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.641 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "Swamp Thing" (0.805 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.477 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The FBI Declassified
0.00% - Next
0.00% - Cosmos: Possible Worlds
0.00% - Swamp Thing
0.00% - Tell Me a Story (vs. 9/29/20)
-25.00% - Weakest Link
-25.00% - Transplant
-33.33% - Ellen's Game of Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+170.00% - NFL Football: Buffalo at Tennessee (vs. NCIS/FBI)
+66.67% - The Bachelorette (vs. Various)
+28.57% - The FBI Declassified (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
+20.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Emergence)
-53.85% - Weakest Link (vs. The Voice)
-57.14% - Cosmos: Possible Worlds (vs. The Resident)
-60.00% - Swamp Thing (vs. The Flash)
-62.50% - Next (vs. Empire)
-62.50% - Transplant (vs. New Amsterdam)
-66.67% - Tell Me a Story (vs. Arrow)
-73.33% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. This Is Us)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/15/19):

NBC (6.424 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to its trio of "The Voice" (7.587 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "This Is Us" (6.706 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.979 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

The silver then went to CBS (8.647 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with its drama lineup of "NCIS" (10.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "FBI" (8.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.620 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.244 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with fresh installments from "The Resident" (3.696 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Empire" (2.792 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.276 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "The Conners" (5.439 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Bless This Mess" (3.410 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Mixed-ish" (2.804 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.607 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Emergence" (2.696 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (1.281 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and the return of "Arrow" (0.869 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.075 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - FBI
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Emergence
-6.25% - This Is Us
-12.50% - Bless This Mess
-13.33% - The Voice
-14.29% - Black-ish
-16.67% - The Flash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Resident (vs. The Gifted)
+14.29% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Black Lightning)
-8.33% - NCIS
-10.00% - FBI
-12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - The Flash
-23.53% - The Voice
-31.82% - This Is Us
-33.33% - New Amsterdam
-36.36% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-40.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-50.00% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)
-50.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-52.17% - The Conners

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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