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[11/06/19 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Little Mermaid Live"
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/5/19):

ABC (7.142 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) got a big demo boost on Tuesday thanks to "The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!" (8.978 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) followed by a new "Emergence" (3.471 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

NBC (6.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second with its trio of "The Voice" (8.112 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "This Is Us" (6.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "New Amsterdam" (5.007 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was CBS (8.629 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "NCIS" (10.741 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "FBI" (8.539 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.606 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.956 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the post-MLB return of "The Resident" (3.418 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Empire" (2.494 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.202 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Arrow" (0.621 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.912 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Emergence
+8.33% - The Voice
0.00% - FBI (vs. 10/22/19)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 10/22/19)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. 10/15/19)
-7.14% - This Is Us
-9.09% - NCIS (vs. 10/22/19)
-12.50% - New Amsterdam
-12.50% - Empire (vs. 10/15/19)
-20.00% - The Flash
-33.33% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! (vs. ABC News 2018 Midterm Election)
+33.33% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+11.11% - NCIS (vs. CBS News: Campaign 2018)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. The Gifted)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
-7.14% - The Voice (vs. The Vote: America's Future)
-7.14% - This Is Us (vs. The Vote: America's Future)
-11.11% - FBI (vs. CBS News: Campaign 2018)
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. CBS News: Campaign 2018)
-46.15% - Emergence (vs. ABC News 2018 Midterm Election)
-50.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. The Vote: America's Future)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/6/18):

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

NBC (5.748 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Election Night with its full night of "The Vote: America's Future" (5.748 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

ABC (5.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second with its own coverage of "ABC News 2018 Midterm Election" (5.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.252 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its presentation of "CBS News: Campaign 2018" (4.252 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up new episodes from "The Gifted" (2.386 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Lethal Weapon" (3.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.900 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) opted for repeats of "The Flash" (1.007 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #6) and "Black Lightning" (0.793 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #7) to round out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Lethal Weapon
+16.67% - The Gifted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - ABC News 2018 Midterm Election (vs. Various)
+7.69% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-22.22% - The Vote: America's Future (vs. Various)
-25.00% - CBS News: Campaign 2018 (vs. Various)
-30.00% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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