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[05/27/20 - 08:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "America's Got Talent"
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/26/20):

NBC (8.254 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) cruised to victory on Tuesday with the return of "America's Got Talent" (9.808 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "World of Dance" (5.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

CBS (4.868 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) was a distant second with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (5.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "FBI" (4.974 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (3.970 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.868 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with repeats of "The Conners" (2.993 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and another "The Conners" (2.607 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) followed by the special "Our New Reality: A Diane Sawyer Special" (2.589 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) plus the debut of "The Genetic Detective" (3.214 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.394 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up repeats of "Hell's Kitchen" (1.447 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (1.342 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.975 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with week two of "DC's Stargirl" (1.180 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and the penultimate "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.770 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - DC's Stargirl
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - DC's Stargirl (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The 100)
-16.67% - World of Dance (vs. Songland)
-17.65% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - The Genetic Detective (vs. 1969)
-55.56% - Our New Reality: A Diane Sawyer Special (vs. The Lion King (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/28/19):

NBC (8.445 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to the return of "America's Got Talent" (9.741 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the debut of "Songland" (5.852 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

ABC (3.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then got a boost from the feature "The Lion King" (3.696 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and the finale of "1969" (2.758 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was FOX (2.628 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.145 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and the special "MasterChef Junior: Road to the Finale" (2.111 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.453 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (6.523 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), another "NCIS" (5.651 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a new "Blood & Treasure" (4.186 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.687 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a new "The 100" (0.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.745 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 1969
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Blood & Treasure
0.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 1969 (vs. Splitting Up Together (Repeats))
0.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Beat Shazam)
0.00% - Blood & Treasure (vs. 48 Hours: NCIS)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior: Road to the Finale (vs. Love Connection)
-29.17% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - The 100 (vs. The 100 (Repeat))
-33.33% - Songland (vs. World of Dance)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; 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," 0.8/ in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 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 0.5/3 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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