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[09/25/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Returns on Top in 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 (9/24/19):

NBC (7.391 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with night two of "The Voice" (8.236 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) followed by the season premieres of "This Is Us" (7.665 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (6.271 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

CBS (9.257 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the most-watched network with its openers to "NCIS" (12.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "FBI" (8.760 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.744 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Next up was ABC (4.239 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its debut lineup of "The Conners" (5.677 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Bless This Mess" (4.000 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (4.009 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Black-ish" (3.524 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Emergence" (4.111 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.671 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up the season premieres of "The Resident" (3.992 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Empire" (3.350 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

And finally, the penultimate weeks of "Pandora" (0.498 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Mysteries Decoded" (0.475 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.487 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Pandora
-50.00% - Mysteries Decoded

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Emergence (vs. The Real Rookies: A Special Edition of 20/20)
+44.44% - The Conners (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+25.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-7.14% - NCIS
-11.11% - Bless This Mess (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-11.11% - The Resident (vs. The Gifted)
-11.11% - Black-ish (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-28.57% - The Voice
-30.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-30.77% - FBI
-37.93% - This Is Us
-42.11% - New Amsterdam
-50.00% - Pandora (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-50.00% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. The Outpost)

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/25/18):

NBC (9.545 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (9.797 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), the return of "This Is Us" (10.399 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and the bow of "New Amsterdam" (8.438 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3).

CBS (10.463 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its respective premieres of "NCIS" (12.387 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "FBI" (10.077 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.039 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the season premieres of "The Gifted" (2.625 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Lethal Weapon" (3.454 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a special two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" (6.487 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) plus "The Real Rookies: A Special Edition of 20/20" (2.645 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.579 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the penultimate "The Outpost" (0.582 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.581 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Outpost (vs. 9/11/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
+8.33% - FBI (vs. Bull)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-5.88% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-12.50% - NCIS
-19.23% - The Voice
-23.68% - This Is Us
-25.00% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-28.00% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Celebrity Family Feud/Dancing with the Stars)
-33.33% - The Outpost (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-58.33% - The Real Rookies: A Special Edition of 20/20 (vs. Dancing with the Stars)

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," 2.7/8; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· 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," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 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 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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