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[08/22/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Cruises to Victory
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (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.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/22/17):

NBC (10.121 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) ran away with another victory on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (12.600 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (5.163 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

ABC (3.117 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.847 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "Somewhere Between" (1.657 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was CBS (5.071 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (5.634 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Bull" (4.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.497 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) likewised opted for second runs of "Lethal Weapon" (1.881 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Mick" (1.201 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.025 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (0.757 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.625 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.691 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Somewhere Between
-7.14% - America's Got Talent
-15.38% - Hollywood Game Night

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - America's Got Talent
+4.76% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Somewhere Between (vs. The View: 20 Years in the Making)
-31.25% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Better Late Than Never)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 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," 0.3/2 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 0.5/2 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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