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[03/14/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Finale Puts NBC on Top
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 (3/13/18):

NBC (9.176 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) took home top adults 18-49 honors on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Voice" (10.994 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), the season finale of "This Is Us" (10.846 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and the launch of "Rise" (5.690 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

CBS (10.949 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (13.068 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Bull" (10.591 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.190 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Next up was ABC (3.369 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (4.783 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.101 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.992 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "Black-ish" (2.844 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and the debut of "For the People" (3.247 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.776 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Flash" (2.071 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Black Lightning" (1.481 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

And finally, a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (2.012 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) and new episodes from "LA to Vegas" (2.099 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "The Mick" (1.835 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on FOX (1.990 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.73% - This Is Us
+11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
+9.09% - Bull
+4.76% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 2/27/18)
0.00% - LA to Vegas
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - The Mick
0.00% - Black Lightning
-8.33% - The Middle (vs. 2/27/18)
-10.00% - Black-ish (vs. 2/6/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - For the People (vs. People Icons)
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
0.00% - Black-ish - 9:30 (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-3.70% - Rise (vs. Trial & Error)
-6.67% - NCIS
-12.00% - The Voice
-14.29% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
-18.18% - This Is Us
-18.18% - Black-ish - 9:00 (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-22.22% - The Flash
-26.67% - The Middle
-35.71% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "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 1.2/4 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," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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 (3/14/17):

NBC (9.957 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (11.592 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), the season finale of "This Is Us" (12.656 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) followed by the premiere of "Trial & Error" (6.407 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and a second "Trial & Error" (4.841 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

CBS (11.510 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "NCIS" (13.846 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "NCIS: New Orleans" (10.778 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and a second "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.909 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (5.889 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "American Housewife" (4.901 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.401 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), the season finale of "The Real O'Neals" (2.696 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and a new "People Icons" (2.634 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.003 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) offered up an original "New Girl" (1.814 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), a repeat "The Mick" (1.334 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) and a new "Bones" (2.433 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally on The CW (1.857 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), fresh installments of "The Flash" (2.372 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.343 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - People Icons
+13.79% - This Is Us
+9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans
+7.14% - The Middle
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-3.85% - The Voice
-6.25% - NCIS
-11.11% - The Real O'Neals
-11.11% - New Girl (vs. 2/28/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
+125.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+40.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Real O'Neals)
+36.36% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+22.22% - This Is Us (vs. The Voice)
+20.00% - People Icons (vs. Of Kings and Prophets)
+10.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
+9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans - 10:00 (vs. Limitless)
0.00% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
-7.41% - The Voice
-11.11% - Trial & Error - 10:00 (vs. Crowded)
-20.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-20.00% - New Girl
-21.43% - Trial & Error - 10:30 (vs. Crowded)
-25.00% - NCIS
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans - 9:00

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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