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[08/21/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Reign
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 (8/20/19):

NBC (7.531 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) continued its Tuesday reign with originals from "America's Got Talent" (9.350 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Bring the Funny" (3.892 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

The silver then went to ABC (3.224 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) with a new "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.102 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) plus repeats of "Bless This Mess" (1.627 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Black-ish" (1.310 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Next up was CBS (4.221 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (4.631 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "FBI" (4.044 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.990 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.414 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up a repeat "The Resident" (1.350 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a new "First Responders Live" (1.478 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, fresh installments of "Pandora" (0.679 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Mysteries Decoded" (0.597 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) on The CW (0.638 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Pandora
+14.29% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Bring the Funny
0.00% - Mysteries Decoded
-25.00% - First Responders Live

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Pandora (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. The Outpost)
-20.00% - America's Got Talent
-25.00% - First Responders Live (vs. Love Connection (Repeat))
-30.00% - Bring the Funny (vs. Making It)

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.9/3 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," 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households; 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 with an encore in 18-49; "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.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/21/18):

NBC (8.692 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) cruised to victory on Tuesday with originals from "America's Got Talent" (11.007 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Making It" (4.063 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

ABC (3.469 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with fresh installments of "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.972 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "Castaways" (2.464 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with repeats of "NCIS" (5.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Bull" (4.361 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.413 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Sharing the bronze was FOX (1.743 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a new "Beat Shazam" (2.150 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and a repeat "Love Connection" (1.336 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.629 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and a new "The Outpost" (0.562 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.595 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Making It
0.00% - Beat Shazam
-16.67% - Castaways
-50.00% - The Outpost (vs. 8/7/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+25.00% - Castaways (vs. Somewhere Between)
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - The Outpost (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-9.09% - Making It (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-23.08% - America's Got Talent

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· 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," 0.2/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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