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[03/25/20 - 08:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Goes Out on Top for NBC
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 (3/24/20):

NBC (6.030 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) led the demo race on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.292 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), the season finale of "This Is Us" (7.850 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the launch of "Council of Dads" (3.947 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

CBS (11.116 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) was a close second with its trio of "NCIS" (13.084 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "FBI" (10.781 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (9.484 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.610 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "The Resident" (4.427 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and "Empire" (2.793 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.483 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Conners" (6.399 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Bless This Mess" (4.078 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Mixed-ish" (2.991 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Black-ish" (2.637 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "For Life" (2.396 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.479 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) went with repeats of "The Flash" (0.546 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.413 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - FBI (vs. 3/10/20)
+30.00% - NCIS (vs. 3/10/20)
+25.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
+21.43% - This Is Us
+7.69% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - For Life
-8.33% - The Conners
-14.29% - Mixed-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
+37.50% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
+22.22% - FBI
+18.18% - NCIS
+16.67% - Ellen's Game of Games
+16.67% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
+16.67% - Empire (vs. Mental Samurai)
+14.29% - The Resident (vs. MasterChef Junior)
6.25% - This Is Us
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
0.00% - Council of Dads (vs. The Village)
-14.29% - For Life (vs. The Rookie)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/26/19):

NBC (5.696 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the adults 18-49 champ on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.400 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "This Is Us" (7.526 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "The Village" (4.162 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

The silver then went to CBS (9.433 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with its trio of "NCIS" (12.011 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "FBI" (9.054 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.392 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its lineup of "American Housewife" (3.858 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.015 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Black-ish" (2.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Splitting Up Together" (2.429 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "The Rookie" (4.123 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.367 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) served up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.721 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Mental Samurai" (2.012 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.645 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.888 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (0.766 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 3/12/19)
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/12/19)
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Splitting Up Together
-5.88% - This Is Us
-10.00% - FBI (vs. 3/12/19)
-12.50% - MasterChef Junior
-14.29% - Mental Samurai
-22.22% - The Village
-33.33% - Roswell, New Mexico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - This Is Us (vs. Rise)
+40.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
0.00% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-15.38% - NCIS
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans
-22.22% - The Rookie (vs. For the People)
-25.00% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
-30.00% - The Village (vs. Chicago Med)
-60.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)
-72.73% - Splitting Up Together
-76.92% - Black-ish
-83.67% - American Housewife (vs. Roseanne)
-88.68% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Roseanne)

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," 2.8/8; 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 with an encore; "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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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