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[05/29/20 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Stays on Top with "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
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 (5/28/20):

ABC (4.584 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held onto the top spot on Thursday with its trio of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (6.065 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "Holey Moley" (4.029 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.657 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

CBS (4.210 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (5.258 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), a new "Man with a Plan" (5.005 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Mom" (4.643 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), a new "Broke" (4.467 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "SWAT" (2.944 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was NBC (2.122 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with fresh installments of "Council of Dads" (2.744 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Blindspot" (1.820 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.802 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.355 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up originals of "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.582 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Labor of Love" (1.129 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.496 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "Burden of Truth" (0.545 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.448 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Labor of Love
+20.00% - Broke
+12.50% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
0.00% - Holey Moley
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Council of Dads (vs. 5/14/20)
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. 5/14/20)
0.00% - Celebrity Watch Party
0.00% - Burden of Truth
0.00% - In the Dark

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Council of Dads (vs. AP Bio/AP Bio)
-14.29% - Broke (vs. Life in Pieces)
-14.29% - Blindspot (vs. Abby's/Abby's)
-25.00% - Labor of Love (vs. Paradise Hotel)
-25.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-25.00% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. Paradise Hotel)
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. iZombie)
-50.00% - In the Dark
-58.14% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night/NBA Countdown)
-79.49% - Holey Moley (vs. NBA Finals, Game 1)
-82.05% - To Tell the Truth (vs. NBA Finals, Game 1)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/30/19):

ABC (9.560 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was of course of the network to beat with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.498 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "NBA Countdown" (6.784 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 1" (10.770 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1).

CBS (4.924 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (5.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Mom" (5.122 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and originals from "Life in Pieces" (4.777 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Elementary" (3.866 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Next up was NBC (1.957 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with fresh installments of "AP Bio" (2.350 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "AP Bio" (1.668 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Abby's" (1.553 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "Abby's" (1.436 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.369 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.486 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up a new "Paradise Hotel" (1.547 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and second "Paradise Hotel" (1.424 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with originals from "iZombie" (0.912 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and "In the Dark" (0.849 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - In the Dark
-20.00% - AP Bio (vs. 5/2/19)
-25.00% - Abby's (vs. 5/9/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
0.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
0.00% - Paradise Hotel (vs. Beat Shazam (Repeat))
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-16.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-16.67% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-20.00% - Paradise Hotel (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
-23.53% - NBA Finals, Game 1
-26.67% - NBA Countdown
-60.00% - AP Bio - 8:30 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-60.00% - AP Bio - 8:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-60.00% - Abby's - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-70.00% - Abby's - 9:30 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))

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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live5" delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· 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," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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 0.5/2 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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