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[10/23/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/22/19):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

FOX (11.583 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) rocketed to the top spot on Tuesday with the coverage of the "World Series, Game 1" (11.583 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

NBC (6.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then got bumped to second with its usual mix of "The Voice" (7.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "This Is Us" (7.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (5.179 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Next up was CBS (8.858 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (11.031 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5), "FBI" (8.819 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.723 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.417 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for repeats of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (4.964 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "Toy Story of Terror!" (3.703 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) followed by new episodes of "Mixed-ish" (3.086 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Black-ish" (2.730 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) plus the special "The Douglas Dynasty: Fame, Addiction and Finding Home" (3.010 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.090 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "The Flash" (1.404 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Arrow" (0.776 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Black-ish
+12.50% - New Amsterdam
+6.67% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Arrow
-11.11% - FBI

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-8.33% - NCIS
-12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans
-14.71% - World Series, Game 1
-18.75% - The Voice
-20.00% - FBI
-22.22% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-23.81% - This Is Us
-25.00% - Arrow (vs. Black Lightning)
-28.57% - The Flash
-30.77% - New Amsterdam
-37.50% - The Douglas Dynasty: Fame, Addiction and Finding Home (vs. The Rookie)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/23/18):

FOX (12.624 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) leapt into the top spot on Tuesday with its presentation of the "World Series, Game 1" (12.624 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1).

NBC (7.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then got bumped to second place with its trio of "The Voice" (8.236 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "This Is Us" (8.378 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (6.407 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Next up was CBS (9.025 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with originals from "NCIS" (11.143 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "FBI" (8.803 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.129 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) served up week two of its lineup "The Conners" (7.928 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "The Kids Are Alright" (5.139 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Black-ish" (3.802 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Splitting Up Together" (2.922 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "The Rookie" (4.426 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally on The CW (1.524 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), fresh installments from "The Flash" (1.818 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Black Lightning" (1.229 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Black Lightning
+16.67% - The Flash
+8.33% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-4.55% - This Is Us
-5.88% - The Voice
-18.18% - Black-ish
-20.00% - The Rookie
-21.43% - The Kids Are Alright
-26.09% - The Conners
-30.00% - Splitting Up Together

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+30.77% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
+18.18% - New Amsterdam (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
+17.24% - World Series, Game 1
+10.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-12.50% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Mayor)
-14.29% - NCIS
-15.79% - The Voice
-16.67% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-18.18% - Black-ish
-20.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-22.22% - This Is Us
-27.27% - NCIS: New Orleans
-30.00% - 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," 2.8/8; 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," 0.6/4; "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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 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 0.7/3 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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