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[04/22/20 - 08:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince" Puts CBS 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/21/20):

CBS (6.883 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) still on top on Tuesday with a repeat "NCIS" (7.663 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and the special "Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince" (6.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

NBC (3.403 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the number two draw with repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.254 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "New Amsterdam" (2.267 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a repeat of "The Masked Singer" (2.665 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) plus the series finale of "Empire" (2.943 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

Next up was ABC (2.381 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) with second runs of "The Conners" (3.805 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6), "Bless This Mess" (2.478 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Mixed-ish" (1.935 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Black-ish" (1.731 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) alongside a new "For Life" (2.170 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (1.119 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.665 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night on The CW (0.892 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Empire
0.00% - The Flash (vs. 3/17/20)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 3/17/20)
-20.00% - For Life

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince (vs. NCIS (Repeat)/NCIS: New Orleans)
+60.00% - Empire (vs. Mental Samurai)
0.00% - For Life (vs. 1969)
-20.00% - The Flash
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/23/19):

NBC (5.169 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was back on top in demos last night with its revised lineup of "The Village" (4.112 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "The Voice" (6.184 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (5.210 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

CBS (6.789 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with repeats of "NCIS" (7.463 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), another "NCIS" (6.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and a new "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.426 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.318 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its mix of "American Housewife" (4.007 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), a repeat "Bless This Mess" (3.199 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Black-ish" (3.209 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Bless This Mess" (3.575 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and the debut of "1969" (2.959 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.388 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) offered up originals from "MasterChef Junior" (2.946 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Mental Samurai" (1.830 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.335 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with a new "The Flash" (1.622 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and the season finale of "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.048 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Village
0.00% - Mental Samurai
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
-10.00% - The Voice
-12.50% - Black-ish
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - The Flash
-22.22% - Bless This Mess

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - The Voice (vs. Rise)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Bull (Repeat))
-11.11% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-16.67% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/New Girl)
-16.67% - The Flash
-22.22% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-25.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. The 100)
-38.46% - American Housewife (vs. Roseanne (Repeat))
-50.00% - 1969 (vs. Deception)
-53.33% - Black-ish (vs. Roseanne (Repeat))
-53.33% - Bless This Mess (vs. Roseanne (Repeat))
-60.00% - The Village (vs. 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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 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," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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