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[12/13/17 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Off the Demo Competition
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/12/17):

NBC (7.718 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) inched past the competition on Tuesday thanks to its mix of "The Voice" (9.748 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas" (7.171 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Chicago Med" (6.235 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

CBS (10.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with the fall finales to "NCIS" (12.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Bull" (10.818 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.191 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was ABC (3.639 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its 2017 finales to "The Middle" (5.737 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Black-ish" (4.336 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "The Mayor" (2.839 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.501 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (4.124 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.960 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and a second "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.695 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.914 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with its specials "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017" (1.041 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and an encore of "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017" (0.787 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Black-ish
+18.18% - Bull (vs. 11/21/17)
+14.29% - The Mayor
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat
+8.33% - The Middle
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 11/21/17)
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 11/21/17)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
-5.56% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 9:30 (vs. Scream Queens)
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 9:00 (vs. Scream Queens)
+20.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Repeat))
+17.65% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - The Voice (vs. The Voice Recap)
0.00% - Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-7.14% - Bull
-11.11% - The Mayor (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-18.75% - The Middle
-22.22% - NCIS
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-52.00% - Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas (vs. The Voice)
-56.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.1/8; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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," 1.2/4 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," 0.2/2.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/13/16):

NBC (10.980 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) took home the demo crown on Tuesday with a "The Voice Recap" (8.850 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) followed by the season finale of "The Voice" (12.045 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

CBS (12.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its trio of "NCIS" (14.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Bull" (11.558 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.958 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.875 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (6.637 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "American Housewife" (5.569 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.050 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "The Real O'Neals" (3.304 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) followed by an encore of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (1.844 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.564 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up originals from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.187 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "New Girl" (1.708 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Scream Queens" (1.182 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (0.969 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.792 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) wrapped up the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.58% - The Voice
+14.29% - The Middle
+12.50% - The Real O'Neals
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat
+7.14% - American Housewife
+5.88% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Scream Queens
-6.67% - Bull
-10.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - New Girl (vs. The Grinder (Repeat))
+50.00% - American Housewife (vs. Shrek the Halls (Repeat))
+50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Grandfathered (Repeat))
+45.45% - The Middle (vs. Toy Story That Time Forgot (Repeat))
+25.00% - Scream Queens (vs. Grandfathered/The Grinder (Repeats))
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-7.69% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-10.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-12.50% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-13.79% - The Voice
-14.29% - NCIS

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," 2.9/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.8/5; "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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.5/5 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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