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[10/16/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Stay on Top in Demos
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 (10/15/19):

NBC (6.424 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to its trio of "The Voice" (7.587 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "This Is Us" (6.706 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.979 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

The silver then went to CBS (8.647 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with its drama lineup of "NCIS" (10.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "FBI" (8.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.620 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.244 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with fresh installments from "The Resident" (3.696 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Empire" (2.792 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.276 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "The Conners" (5.439 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Bless This Mess" (3.410 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Mixed-ish" (2.804 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.607 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Emergence" (2.696 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (1.281 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and the return of "Arrow" (0.869 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.075 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - FBI
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Emergence
-6.25% - This Is Us
-12.50% - Bless This Mess
-13.33% - The Voice
-14.29% - Black-ish
-16.67% - The Flash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Resident (vs. The Gifted)
+14.29% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Black Lightning)
-8.33% - NCIS
-10.00% - FBI
-12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - The Flash
-23.53% - The Voice
-31.82% - This Is Us
-33.33% - New Amsterdam
-36.36% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-40.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-50.00% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)
-50.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-52.17% - The Conners

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

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Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/16/18):

NBC (8.020 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with originals from "The Voice" (8.818 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "This Is Us" (8.863 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (6.380 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

ABC (6.014 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then scored the silver with the debut of "The Conners" (10.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "The Kids Are Alright" (6.576 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Black-ish" (4.531 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Splitting Up Together" (3.725 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "The Rookie" (5.377 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Next up was CBS (9.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (11.700 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "FBI" (9.390 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.376 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Gifted" (1.946 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Lethal Weapon" (2.910 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.636 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Black Lightning" (1.036 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.336 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
-4.35% - This Is Us
-5.56% - The Voice
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
-14.29% - NCIS
-14.29% - New Amsterdam
-14.29% - The Gifted
-25.00% - The Flash
-25.00% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.92% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
+27.27% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+25.00% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+25.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Mayor)
+9.09% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-7.69% - NCIS
-8.33% - Black-ish
-16.67% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-19.05% - The Voice
-21.43% - This Is Us
-27.27% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-33.33% - The Flash
-40.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore; 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 with an encore; "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 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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