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[02/19/20 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Retain Demo Crown
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 (2/18/20):

NBC (5.258 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.605 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "This Is Us" (6.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.751 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (9.078 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was a close second with its trio of "NCIS" (11.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "FBI" (9.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.234 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with originals from "The Conners" (5.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Bless This Mess" (3.344 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (2.511 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Black-ish" (2.357 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "For Life" (2.578 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Resident" (3.836 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.235 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.918 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "The Flash" (1.101 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.735 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Flash
+16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted
+16.67% - New Amsterdam
+12.50% - FBI
+11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games
+10.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - The Resident (vs. 1/28/20)
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-7.14% - This Is Us
-14.29% - Bless This Mess
-14.29% - For Life
-16.67% - Mixed-ish
-16.67% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+22.22% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
+20.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Gifted)
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico (Repeat))
0.00% - For Life (vs. The Rookie)
-8.33% - NCIS
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-12.50% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-14.29% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-16.67% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-27.78% - This Is Us
-28.57% - Ellen's Game of Games
-28.57% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-30.00% - New Amsterdam


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/19/19):

NBC (6.419 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) remained the demo champ on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.091 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "This Is Us" (7.555 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (5.609 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

CBS (9.567 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (12.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "FBI" (9.044 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.990 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.360 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its lineup of "American Housewife" (4.365 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.414 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Black-ish" (2.892 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Splitting Up Together" (2.421 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Rookie" (3.535 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.448 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up the penultimate weeks of "Lethal Weapon" (3.276 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Gifted" (1.621 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.657 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "The Flash" (0.684 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.631 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Lethal Weapon
+5.88% - This Is Us
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - Splitting Up Together
0.00% - The Gifted
-6.67% - Ellen's Game of Games
-7.69% - NCIS
-10.00% - FBI
-12.50% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - FBI (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+71.43% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+33.33% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
0.00% - The Gifted (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick (Repeats))
-22.22% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
-22.22% - Black-ish (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
-33.33% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
-53.85% - This Is Us (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-64.10% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-74.36% - New Amsterdam (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.2/9; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.4/5. 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 0.6/3 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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