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[12/18/19 - 08:09 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Wraps Season 17 on Top
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 (12/17/19):

NBC (7.989 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo victor on Tuesday with its "The Voice Recap" (6.684 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) followed by the season finale of "The Voice" (8.641 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

CBS (8.832 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with its 2019 finales of "NCIS" (11.038 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "FBI" (8.413 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.046 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was ABC (3.088 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its repeat lineup of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (4.618 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" (3.235 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Shrek The Halls" (2.640 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "The Conners" (1.880 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Bless This Mess" (1.535 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.191 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the fall finales of "The Resident" (3.815 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Empire" (2.566 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, the special "Dogs of the Year" (0.951 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and a repeat of "Arrow" (0.388 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.669 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 11/26/19)
+8.33% - The Voice
0.00% - Empire (vs. 12/3/19)
-9.09% - NCIS (vs. 11/26/19)
-11.11% - FBI (vs. 11/26/19)
-12.50% - The Resident (vs. 12/3/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Empire (vs. The Gifted (Repeat))
+80.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+75.00% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+66.67% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+33.33% - FBI (vs. FBI (Repeat))
-23.53% - The Voice
-33.33% - Dogs of the Year (vs. Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/18/18):

NBC (8.954 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to a "The Voice Recap" (7.191 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) special and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (9.836 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

CBS (5.735 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.076 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "FBI" (5.552 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.578 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was ABC (2.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its second run lineup of "The Conners" (4.574 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.061 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Black-ish" (2.394 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Splitting Up Together" (1.963 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "The Rookie" (2.165 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

FOX (1.375 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) likewise opted for repeats of "Lethal Weapon" (1.730 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "The Gifted" (1.021 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.974 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening with its specials "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018" (1.256 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Greatest Holiday Video Countdown" (0.692 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018 (vs. Big Game (Repeat))
0.00% - Greatest Holiday Video Countdown (vs. Big Game (Repeat))
-15.00% - The Voice

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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.7/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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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