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[01/30/19 - 08:08 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ellen's Game of Games" Marathon Tops Demos for NBC
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 (1/29/19):

NBC (6.292 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with its marathon lineup of "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), another new "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.867 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

CBS (6.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with its annual "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019" (7.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by repeats of "NCIS" (6.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "FBI" (5.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.468 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its repeat mix of "American Housewife" (3.269 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "The Kids Are Alright" (2.494 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Black-ish" (2.323 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Splitting Up Together" (1.936 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "The Rookie" (2.392 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.660 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up last minute repeats of "The Masked Singer" (2.120 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "The Passage" (1.201 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (2.014 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.294 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Flash
-25.00% - Roswell, New Mexico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Ellen's Game of Games - 9:00 (vs. NBC News Special)
-9.09% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019
-11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games - 8:00
-33.33% - The Flash
-62.50% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)

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," 3.1/9; 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," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/30/18):

NBC (6.663 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top broadcaster on Tuesday with a new "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.727 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by its State of the Union coverage on its "NBC News Special" (6.132 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (6.581 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with its annual special "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018" (7.431 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a "CBS News Special" (6.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was ABC (4.220 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.171 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), a second "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.682 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and its "ABC News Special" (4.367 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.393 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up originals from "The Flash" (2.565 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Black Lightning" (2.222 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, FOX (3.019 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night with a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (2.903 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) plus its "FOX News Special" (3.136 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Black Lightning
+28.57% - The Flash
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 1/16/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. NBC News Special/The Wall (Repeat))
+29.41% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018 (vs. CBS News Special/Kevin Can Wait (Repeat))
+25.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
+14.29% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. ABC News Special)
-18.18% - 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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/6 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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