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[01/26/18 - 08:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Pull in Front for ABC
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 (1/25/18):

ABC (5.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Thursday with new episodes from "Grey's Anatomy" (8.506 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "Scandal" (5.201 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

FOX (3.631 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then moved up to second with a new "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.370 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and a second "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.893 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.105 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "Superstore" (4.216 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "The Good Place" (3.612 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), a repeat "Will & Grace" (2.563 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), the season finale of "Great News" (2.189 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and a new "Chicago Fire" (6.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.101 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for the special "MVP: Most Valuable Performer" (4.212 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) followed by repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.855 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (6.518 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "SWAT" (4.405 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, originals from "Supernatural" (1.949 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Arrow" (1.386 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) on The CW (1.667 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Superstore
+10.00% - Chicago Fire
+10.00% - The Good Place
+10.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Arrow
-28.57% - Great News

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist (Repeat))
+71.43% - Superstore (vs. Superstore (Repeat))
+62.50% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. My Kitchen Rules)
+57.14% - The Good Place (vs. Superstore (Repeat))
0.00% - Supernatural
-8.33% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-15.38% - Grey's Anatomy
-20.00% - Arrow (vs. Riverdale)
-28.57% - Great News (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
-33.33% - How to Get Away with Murder
-38.10% - Scandal
-50.00% - MVP: Most Valuable Performer (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Mom (Repeats))

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," 2.4/7; 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," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/26/17):

ABC (7.529 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) pulled into the top spot on Thursday with the return of "Grey's Anatomy" (9.523 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Scandal" (7.668 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (5.397 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

CBS (6.640 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (9.311 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Mom" (7.143 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) followed by the special "Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around" (6.504 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and the season finale of "Pure Genius" (5.189 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.082 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (3.977 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "My Kitchen Rules" (2.188 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.018 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "Superstore" (2.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), another "Superstore" (2.371 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Chicago Med" (3.976 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Blacklist" (2.490 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, the return of "Supernatural" (1.713 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the debut of "Riverdale" (1.373 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (1.543 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.81% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 11/17/16)
+7.14% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. 11/17/16)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 12/8/16)
-7.69% - Hell's Kitchen
-11.11% - My Kitchen Rules
-12.50% - Pure Genius

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Scandal (vs. My Diet Is Better Than Yours)
+136.36% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Beyond the Tank)
+114.29% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. My Diet Is Better Than Yours)
-16.67% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-36.36% - Pure Genius (vs. Elementary)
-45.45% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-45.45% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. American Idol)
-48.39% - Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)/Angel from Hell)
-66.67% - My Kitchen Rules (vs. American Idol)

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," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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