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[06/19/20 - 08:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Originals Top Competition
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 (6/18/20):

ABC (3.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to originals from "Holey Moley" (4.145 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1), "Don't" (3.386 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.132 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

The silver went to CBS (3.481 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (4.879 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "The Unicorn" (3.406 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "Mom" (3.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), a new "Broke" (3.563 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "SWAT" (2.676 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was NBC (2.131 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with originals from "Council of Dads" (2.789 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Blindspot" (1.841 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) alongside a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.763 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.303 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up new episodes of "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.499 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "Labor of Love" (1.108 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And The CW (0.476 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) likewise closed out the night with fresh installments of "Burden of Truth" (0.514 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.437 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Holey Moley
0.00% - Broke
0.00% - Celebrity Watch Party
0.00% - Council of Dads
0.00% - Labor of Love
0.00% - Burden of Truth
0.00% - In the Dark
-28.57% - To Tell the Truth
-33.33% - Don't

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - Broke (vs. Life in Pieces)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Reef Break)
0.00% - Don't (vs. Family Food Fight)
-30.00% - Holey Moley
-40.00% - Council of Dads (vs. The Wall (Repeat))
-42.86% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. MasterChef)
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. iZombie)
-50.00% - In the Dark
-62.50% - Labor of Love (vs. Spin the Wheel)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/20/19):

FOX (3.123 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) claimed the demo crown on Thursday thanks to a new "MasterChef" (2.800 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and the premiere of "Spin the Wheel" (3.446 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

ABC (3.525 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with its bows of "Holey Moley" (4.823 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Family Food Fight" (2.905 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Reef Break" (2.848 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was CBS (3.983 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (4.841 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Young Sheldon" (4.547 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by "Life in Pieces" (4.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), a second "Life in Pieces" (3.598 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Elementary" (3.409 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.753 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "The Wall" (3.233 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.380 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.646 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "iZombie" (0.685 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.623 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - In the Dark
0.00% - iZombie
-16.67% - Life in Pieces
-20.00% - Elementary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
+100.00% - Holey Moley (vs. The Gong Show)
+16.67% - MasterChef (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
0.00% - Spin the Wheel (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
0.00% - Reef Break (vs. Take Two)
-14.29% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom (Repeat))
-14.29% - Family Food Fight (vs. Match Game)
-16.67% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
-20.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.0/4 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," 0.1/1.

· 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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