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[09/23/20 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Tops Demo Race Over "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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/22/20):

ABC (4.700 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) pulled in front among adults 18-49 on Tuesday thanks to a special "Dancing with the Stars" (5.847 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) followed by "Time100" (2.407 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

NBC (5.201 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was a close second with its duo of "America's Got Talent" (5.917 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "Transplant" (3.767 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Next up was CBS (2.578 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its mix of "NCIS" (4.060 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "Love Island" (1.863 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (1.811 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.547 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up the network premiere of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" (1.582 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) alongside a second "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" (1.513 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, rounding out the evening were the season finale of "Dead Pixels" (0.348 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10), a repeat "Dead Pixels" (0.209 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.0, #12) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.315 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) on The CW (0.297 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Transplant
0.00% - Dead Pixels
0.00% - Tell Me a Story
-20.00% - Love Island
-23.08% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. 9/14/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.26% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Various)
0.00% - Dead Pixels (vs. Pandora)
0.00% - Tell Me a Story (vs. Mysteries Decoded)
-50.00% - Time100 (vs. Emergence)
-50.00% - Cosmos: Possible Worlds - 8:00 (vs. The Resident)
-51.52% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Voice/This Is Us)
-54.55% - Transplant (vs. New Amsterdam)
-55.56% - Love Island (vs. FBI)
-70.00% - Cosmos: Possible Worlds - 9:00 (vs. Empire)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/24/19):

NBC (7.391 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with night two of "The Voice" (8.236 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) followed by the season premieres of "This Is Us" (7.665 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (6.271 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

CBS (9.257 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the most-watched network with its openers to "NCIS" (12.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "FBI" (8.760 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.744 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Next up was ABC (4.239 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its debut lineup of "The Conners" (5.677 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Bless This Mess" (4.000 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (4.009 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Black-ish" (3.524 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Emergence" (4.111 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.671 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up the season premieres of "The Resident" (3.992 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Empire" (3.350 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

And finally, the penultimate weeks of "Pandora" (0.498 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Mysteries Decoded" (0.475 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.487 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Pandora
-50.00% - Mysteries Decoded

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Emergence (vs. The Real Rookies: A Special Edition of 20/20)
+44.44% - The Conners (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+25.00% - Empire (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-7.14% - NCIS
-11.11% - Bless This Mess (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-11.11% - The Resident (vs. The Gifted)
-11.11% - Black-ish (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-28.57% - The Voice
-30.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-30.77% - FBI
-37.93% - This Is Us
-42.11% - New Amsterdam
-50.00% - Pandora (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-50.00% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. The Outpost)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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