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[03/18/20 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides Another Night of Gains 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/17/20):

NBC (6.044 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was back in front on Tuesday with originals from "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.951 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "This Is Us" (6.983 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (5.198 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

The silver draw was CBS (6.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) despite repeats of "NCIS" (7.459 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "FBI" (6.990 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) plus a new "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with new episodes of "The Resident" (4.708 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Empire" (2.698 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.528 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "The Conners" (6.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Bless This Mess" (4.126 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Mixed-ish" (2.994 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.747 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "For Life" (2.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.259 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.674 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) closed out the night on The CW (0.967 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Ellen's Game of Games
+40.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. 2/25/20)
+33.33% - FBI: Most Wanted
+33.33% - The Flash
+33.33% - The Conners (vs. 2/25/20)
+27.27% - This Is Us
+20.00% - Black-ish (vs. 2/25/20)
+16.67% - Bless This Mess (vs. 2/25/20)
+16.67% - Empire
+14.29% - The Resident
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-25.00% - For Life

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
+16.67% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
+16.67% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
+8.33% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Mental Samurai)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-14.29% - For Life (vs. The Rookie)
-17.65% - This Is Us
-20.00% - The Flash
-22.22% - New Amsterdam (vs. The Village)
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)


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

NBC (6.048 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.734 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "This Is Us" (7.506 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the launch of "The Village" (4.906 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

ABC (3.406 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the number two draw among adults 18-49 with originals from "American Housewife" (3.935 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.030 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Black-ish" (2.720 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Splitting Up Together" (2.377 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "The Rookie" (4.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (2.800 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and the debut of "Mental Samurai" (2.280 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.410 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "NCIS" (8.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "FBI" (6.193 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.640 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.027 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.333 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. 2/26/19)
0.00% - The Flash
-5.56% - This Is Us
-12.50% - The Rookie (vs. 3/5/19)
-20.00% - American Housewife (vs. 2/26/19)
-25.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 2/26/19)
-25.00% - Black-ish (vs. 2/26/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+60.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+54.55% - This Is Us (vs. Rise)
+16.67% - The Rookie (vs. For the People)
+7.69% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-25.00% - The Village (vs. Chicago Med)
-25.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-38.46% - American Housewife (vs. The Middle)
-40.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)
-40.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-42.86% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-45.45% - Black-ish

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; 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," 0.5/3; "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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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