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[04/01/20 - 08:20 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Pull in Front Among Viewers, Demos
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 (3/31/20):

CBS (10.809 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) scored the top spot on Tuesday with its mix of a new "NCIS" (13.434 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), the season finale of "FBI" (10.810 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and a new "FBI: Most Wanted" (8.184 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

NBC (3.767 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the silver draw with repeats of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "New Amsterdam" (2.921 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) plus the "NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic" (3.560 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.653 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with second runs of "The Conners" (4.131 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Bless This Mess" (2.612 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Mixed-ish" (2.301 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Black-ish" (2.105 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) alongside a new "For Life" (2.383 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.390 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up a repeat "The Resident" (2.191 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and a new "Empire" (2.589 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, The CW (0.462 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed the evening with repeats of "The Flash" (0.564 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.359 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - FBI
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - For Life
-10.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
-14.29% - Empire
-33.33% - NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic (vs. 3/19/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - FBI
+18.18% - NCIS
+12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Mental Samurai)
-14.29% - For Life (Vs. The Rookie)
-25.00% - NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic (vs. The Village)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/2/19):

NBC (5.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with the season finales of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.249 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "This Is Us" (8.053 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) plus a new "The Village" (4.332 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

CBS (9.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with originals from "NCIS" (11.633 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "FBI" (9.062 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.263 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.091 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.152 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Modern Family" (2.713 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by new episodes of "Black-ish" (2.727 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Splitting Up Together" (2.283 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Rookie" (3.835 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.296 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.738 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Mental Samurai" (1.853 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.796 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with repeats of "The Flash" (0.882 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.710 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Black-ish
+14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans
+14.29% - The Village
+12.50% - This Is Us
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Splitting Up Together
0.00% - Mental Samurai
-8.33% - Ellen's Game of Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - This Is Us (vs. Rise)
+40.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - The Rookie (vs. For the People)
-14.29% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-15.38% - NCIS
-25.00% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-27.27% - The Village (vs. Chicago Med)
-38.89% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-53.33% - Black-ish
-57.14% - Splitting Up Together

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.4/3; "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 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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