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[09/28/17 - 08:41 AM]
"The Blacklist" Captures Its Highest Rating Since Nov. 10, 2016, Grows +22% Versus Last Season's Thursday Finale
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 27.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE BLACKLIST" CAPTURES ITS HIGHEST RATING SINCE NOV. 10, 2016, GROWS +22% VERSUS LAST SEASON'S THURSDAY FINALE

"LAW & ORDER: SVU" EARNS ITS HIGHEST 18-49 RATING SINCE FEB. 15

"CHICAGO P.D." EQUALS ITS REGULAR-SLOT HIGH SINCE JAN. 18, TIES FOR THE 10 P.M. WIN

Wednesday Primetime Results:

The fifth season debut of "The Blacklist" (1.1/5 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

· Scores the show's top 18-49 rating since Nov. 10, 2016 (1.2) and most-watched episode since Oct. 6, 2016 (6.278 million).

· Equals NBC's highest rating in the timeslot with regular-in-season programming since Oct. 19, 2016 (1.2).

· In total viewers, it's NBC's top result in the timeslot with regular in-season programming since March 2, 2016 (7.4 million).

· Increases +22% in 18-49 versus where the show ended last season with its finale (1.1 vs. 0.9 at 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 18) and +1.3 million persons or +26% in total viewers (6.202 million vs. 4.921 million).

· Despite moving to the lead-off hour on Wednesday nights, is up +10% versus what the show averaged last season in the Thursday 10 p.m. hour in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0, L+SD, originals only) and +17% in total viewers (6.202 million vs. 5.313 million).

· Will grow dramatically via time-shifting and VOD - last season, "Blacklist" increased by +107% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.00 to a 2.07) and more than +4.3 million viewers overall (5.3 million to 9.7 million).

· Upscale: "Blacklist" delivered a strong upscale audience last season, indexing at a 126 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

The 19th season premiere of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.4/5 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

· Locks up the show's highest 18-49 rating since Feb. 15 (1.4) and most-watched episode since Feb. 22 (5.764 million).

· Grows +8% versus last season's finale in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.3 from 9-11 p.m. on May 24).

· Builds by +27% on its lead-in in 18-49.

· Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD - last season, "Law & Order: SVU" grew by +77% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.34 to a 2.37) and +3.0 million viewers overall (5.8 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

The fifth season debut of "Chicago P.D." (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

· Ties for the timeslot win among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, matching CBS' "Criminal Minds" and topping ABC's "Designated Survivor."

· Also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49.

· Equals the show's highset regular-slot 18-49 rating since Jan. 18 (1.5).

· Maintains 100% of the show's May 17 season finale in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.3).

· Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD - last season, "Chicago P.D." increased by +74% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.36 to a 2.36) and more than +3.6 million viewers overall (6.5 million to 10.2 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 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," 1.1/4. 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 and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "fast affiliate time period" data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.





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