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[12/29/17 - 08:45 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Repeats Drive CBS to 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/28/17):

CBS (6.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) led the final Thursday of 2017 with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.610 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (8.535 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), another "The Big Bang Theory" (8.323 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Mom" (6.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "SWAT" (4.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

The silver then went to ABC (3.603 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) with rebroadcasts of "To Tell the Truth" (3.963 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (3.736 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Match Game" (3.108 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8).

Next up was FOX (1.501 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its telecast of "Apple Music's Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" (1.501 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its mix of "Superstore" (2.776 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Will & Grace" (2.146 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "Will & Grace" (2.269 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), a new "Great News" (1.696 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Chicago Fire" (2.391 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, an encore of "iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1" (1.237 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.237 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - Great News

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-28.57% - Apple Music's Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story (vs. Hell's Kitchen (Repeats))
-42.86% - Great News (vs. America's Got Talent: Holiday Spectacular (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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/29/16):

CBS (5.583 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was king of the repeat race with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (9.211 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "The Great Indoors" (6.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Mom" (5.513 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "Life in Pieces" (4.622 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Scorpion" (4.017 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

The silver then went to NBC (3.300 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with encores of "Superstore" (3.102 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Good Place" (2.439 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "America's Got Talent: Holiday Spectacular" (3.565 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (2.764 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and second runs of "The Great Holiday Baking Show" (3.651 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "American Housewife" (2.505 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Speechless" (2.209 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Modern Family" (2.463 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.104 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.025 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) offered up repeats of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.042 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.009 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.038 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Supernatural" (0.724 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.881 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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