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[11/22/17 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Hold Off ABC, "DWTS" Finale
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/21/17):

NBC (8.266 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (9.289 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "This Is Us" (9.288 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and the season premiere of "Chicago Med" (6.221 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

ABC (7.831 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "The Middle" (6.032 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.295 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) plus the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (9.165 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Next up was CBS (9.791 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (12.494 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Bull" (8.950 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.928 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.913 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Lethal Weapon" (3.914 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "The Mick" (2.157 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.666 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (2.171 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.492 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) closed out the night on The CW (1.831 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - The Mick
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-3.85% - This Is Us
-6.67% - NCIS
-8.33% - Bull
-11.11% - The Flash
-15.00% - The Voice
-18.18% - NCIS: New Orleans

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. No Tomorrow)
+40.00% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
+17.65% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
+4.17% - This Is Us
-5.56% - The Voice
-13.33% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-18.75% - The Middle
-21.43% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-26.32% - NCIS
-26.67% - Bull
-27.27% - The Flash
-27.78% - Dancing with the Stars

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.1/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· 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," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/22/16):

NBC (8.301 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with its trio of "The Voice" (9.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "This Is Us" (9.005 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (6.442 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6).

ABC (9.448 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a silver draw with new episodes of "The Middle" (6.828 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and "American Housewife" (6.125 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) followed by the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (10.934 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3).

Next up was CBS (11.388 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with originals from "NCIS" (14.846 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Bull" (10.832 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.485 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) offered up fresh installments of "The Flash" (2.944 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and "No Tomorrow" (0.865 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

And finally, FOX (1.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) closed out the night with new episodes from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.191 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "New Girl" (1.791 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Scream Queens" (1.181 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - NCIS
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - No Tomorrow
-7.69% - This Is Us
-8.33% - The Flash
-11.11% - New Girl
-12.50% - American Housewife
-14.29% - The Voice
-16.67% - Scream Queens

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - The Flash (vs. Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown)
+33.33% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+14.29% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered)
0.00% - No Tomorrow (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-6.25% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-7.69% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-9.52% - NCIS
-14.29% - The Voice
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-25.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-27.27% - The Middle (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-36.36% - American Housewife (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-37.50% - Scream Queens

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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," 1.3/4 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," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore 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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