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[02/28/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Total Viewers
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 (2/27/18):

NBC (9.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was still the demo champ on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (10.767 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) followed by the return of "This Is Us" (9.713 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Chicago Med" (7.274 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

CBS (10.363 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the most-watched network with originals from "NCIS" (12.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Bull" (10.613 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.157 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.141 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with fresh installments from "Lethal Weapon" (4.141 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "LA to Vegas" (2.373 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "The Mick" (1.908 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.895 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up its mix of "The Middle" (5.173 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.227 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), repeats of "Black-ish" (2.583 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Modern Family" (2.203 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) plus a new "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.093 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (2.084 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Black Lightning" (1.625 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.854 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
0.00% - The Middle (vs. 2/6/18)
0.00% - Bull (vs. 2/6/18)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 2/6/18)
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 2/6/18)
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. 2/13/18)
-6.67% - Chicago Med (vs. 2/6/18)
-7.41% - This Is Us (vs. 2/6/18)
-9.09% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 2/6/18)
-12.50% - LA to Vegas (vs. 2/6/18)
-12.50% - The Flash (vs. 2/6/18)
-14.29% - NCIS (vs. 2/6/18)
-14.29% - The Mick (vs. 2/6/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Black Lightning (vs. Riverdale (Repeat))
+33.33% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+25.00% - This Is Us (vs. NBC News Special)
+20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Various)
+11.11% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick)
+10.00% - Bull (vs. CBS News Special)
0.00% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-9.68% - Chicago Med (vs. Various)
-11.54% - The Voice
-18.18% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-22.22% - LA to Vegas (vs. FOX News Special)
-33.33% - The Mick (vs. FOX News Special)
-36.36% - The Flash
-47.37% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Various)

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," 2.8/8; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· 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 (2/28/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (8.665 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top draw on a distrupted Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (11.279 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "NBC News Special" (8.267 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and a repeat "The Wall" (4.630 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

ABC (4.446 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.561 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "The Real O'Neals" (3.580 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "ABC News Special" (5.137 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and a repeat "American Housewife" (3.122 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Next up was CBS (6.827 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and a repeat "NCIS" (8.673 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) alongside "CBS News Special" (6.593 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and a second run "Kevin Can Wait" (3.841 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.546 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up new episodes of "New Girl" (2.244 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The Mick" (2.489 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) plus "FOX News Special" (2.726 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (2.790 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and an encore of "Riverdale" (0.921 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.855 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The Real O'Neals
+10.00% - The Flash
+9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - The Mick
-10.00% - New Girl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - The Flash (vs. The World Dog Awards (Repeat))
+37.50% - The Real O'Neals (vs. The Muppets)
+33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. The Muppets)
+12.50% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
-13.33% - The Voice
-18.18% - New Girl

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "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 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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