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[05/30/18 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent," "World of Dance" Return 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 (5/29/18):

NBC (10.430 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) eclipsed the competition on Tuesday thanks to the return of "America's Got Talent" (12.061 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "World of Dance" (7.170 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

FOX (2.101 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with the sophomore premieres of "Beat Shazam" (2.425 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "Love Connection" (1.778 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.207 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (6.164 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Bull" (5.119 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "48 Hours: NCIS" (4.338 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.232 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (3.325 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "The Middle" (2.569 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), another "Black-ish" (1.908 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Splitting Up Together" (1.745 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "Splitting Up Together" (1.741 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.085 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise opted for second runs of "The Flash" (1.154 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "The 100" (1.016 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 48 Hours: NCIS

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
0.00% - 48 Hours: NCIS
-7.69% - America's Got Talent
-25.00% - World of Dance
-33.33% - Love Connection (vs. Prison Break)

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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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 with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. 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 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/30/17):

NBC (11.294 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) rose to the top spot on Tuesday with the season premiere of "America's Got Talent" (12.068 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) followed by the launch of "World of Dance" (9.746 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

CBS (5.975 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was a distant second with its mix of "NCIS" (7.227 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Bull" (6.367 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "48 Hours: NCIS" (4.331 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.204 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (2.067 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) alongside the season finale of "Prison Break" (2.342 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was ABC (2.472 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) and its mix of "Downward Dog" (3.770 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "The Middle" (2.736 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "American Housewife" (2.424 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Imaginary Mary" (2.163 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "American Housewife" (1.926 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Black-ish" (1.815 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.836 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and a new "iZombie" (0.901 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.868 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Prison Break
-16.67% - 48 Hours: NCIS
-25.00% - Imaginary Mary (vs. 5/16/17)
-25.00% - iZombie
-30.00% - Downward Dog

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Prison Break (vs. Coupled)
+60.00% - World of Dance (vs. Maya & Marty)
+4.00% - America's Got Talent
-22.22% - Downward Dog (vs. 500 Questions)
-25.00% - iZombie (vs. Containment)
-33.33% - Imaginary Mary (vs. 500 Questions)
-50.00% - 48 Hours: NCIS (vs. Person of Interest)

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," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4 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," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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