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[01/24/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown with "This Is Us"
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 (1/23/18):

NBC (7.908 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on Tuesday with originals from "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.522 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "This Is Us" (9.329 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Chicago Med" (6.872 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

The silver then went to CBS (11.338 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with new episodes from "NCIS" (13.757 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Bull" (11.058 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.198 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Next up was FOX (3.426 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with fresh installments of "Lethal Weapon" (4.568 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "LA to Vegas" (2.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "The Mick" (1.927 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.692 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) opted for repeats of "The Middle" (4.029 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.706 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "Black-ish" (2.661 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Modern Family" (2.442 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Match Game" (2.158 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (2.072 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and week two of "Black Lightning" (1.942 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (2.007 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Bull (vs. 1/9/18)
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 1/9/18)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/9/18)
0.00% - LA to Vegas
-12.50% - The Flash
-12.50% - The Mick
-13.33% - Chicago Med
-18.18% - Ellen's Game of Games
-25.00% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+26.32% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick)
+12.50% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
+7.69% - Bull
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans
-10.00% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
-10.71% - This Is Us
-21.05% - NCIS
-22.22% - The Flash
-23.53% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-30.00% - The Mick (vs. Bones)

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; 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," 0.7/4; "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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/24/17):

NBC (7.785 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with originals from "The Wall" (6.542 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "This Is Us" (9.513 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.300 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (12.052 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "NCIS" (16.019 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Bull" (11.080 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.059 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

Next up was FOX (2.811 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and new episodes of "New Girl" (2.369 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The Mick" (2.786 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Bones" (3.044 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.776 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (4.372 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "American Housewife" (3.389 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.779 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13), "The Real O'Neals" (2.067 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.024 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (2.684 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.790 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) closed out the night on The CW (2.237 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Bones
+16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+7.69% - This Is Us
+6.25% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - NCIS
-5.88% - The Wall
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-9.09% - The Mick
-10.00% - New Girl
-13.33% - Bull
-14.29% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 12/8/16)
-25.00% - The Flash (vs. 12/6/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - This Is Us (vs. Chicago Med)
+37.50% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless (Repeat))
+35.71% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Wall (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+17.65% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
+11.11% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
+8.33% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-5.56% - Chicago Fire
-25.00% - New Girl
-35.71% - The Flash

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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· 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 with an encore; 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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