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[05/13/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Claims Demo Crown with "The Voice"
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 (5/12/20):

NBC (4.585 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Voice" (6.972 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) followed by the season finale of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.085 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and a special "Hollywood Game Night" (2.698 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

CBS (5.765 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (6.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "FBI" (5.736 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (4.794 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was ABC (4.719 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its special "The Happy Days of Garry Marshall" (5.617 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) alongside the season finale of "For Life" (2.923 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.317 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) offered up part one of its "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.403 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) special and part two of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.231 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

And finally, closing out the evening on The CW (0.872 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) was the season finale of "The Flash" (1.079 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) plus a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.665 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - For Life
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-10.00% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - For Life (vs. 1969)
+50.00% - The Voice (vs. The Village)
+50.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 9:00 (vs. Mental Samurai)
-7.69% - The Happy Days of Garry Marshall (vs. Various)
-14.29% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 8:00 (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-20.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-20.00% - The Flash
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The 100)
-33.33% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. New Amsterdam)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/14/19):

CBS (8.997 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to a new "NCIS" (11.482 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and the season finales of "FBI" (8.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.004 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

NBC (5.279 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with fresh installments of "The Village" (3.840 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "The Voice" (6.456 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and the season finale of "New Amsterdam" (5.541 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was ABC (2.616 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its lineup of "American Housewife" (3.729 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Kids Are Alright" (2.882 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Black-ish" (2.752 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Bless This Mess" (2.661 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "1969" (1.838 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.102 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.774 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Mental Samurai" (1.431 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, The CW (1.191 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with the season finale of "The Flash" (1.524 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a new "The 100" (0.858 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - New Amsterdam
+11.11% - The Voice
+10.00% - NCIS
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Village
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - The 100
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans
-14.29% - Black-ish (vs. 4/30/19)
-20.00% - Mental Samurai
-25.00% - 1969

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - The Voice (vs. Rise)
+40.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. MasterChef Junior: The Road to the Finale)
0.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-8.33% - NCIS
-20.00% - FBI (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-25.00% - The 100
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-28.57% - The Flash
-33.33% - Mental Samurai (vs. New Girl)
-40.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-40.00% - 1969 (vs. For the People)
-50.00% - Black-ish
-57.14% - The Village (vs. The Voice)
-57.14% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. The Middle)
-69.23% - American Housewife (vs. Roseanne)

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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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