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[01/20/21 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Returns on Top for CBS
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/19/20):

CBS (7.837 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to the return of "NCIS" (9.341 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1), a second "NCIS" (8.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (5.689 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

FOX (2.803 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) claimed the silver with its duo of "The Resident" (3.264 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Prodigal Son" (2.342 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.644 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "The Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella" (3.109 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Call Your Mother" (1.895 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "The Conners" (1.531 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.395 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7), a repeat "This Is Us" (1.933 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Nurses" (1.812 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.476 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.652 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12), a second "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.464 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Trickster" (0.395 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - NCIS (vs. 12/8/20)
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. 12/8/20)
0.00% - Prodigal Son
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
0.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:00
0.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:30
0.00% - Trickster
-16.67% - The Resident
-50.00% - Nurses

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Prodigal Son (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-20.00% - NCIS - 8:00
-22.22% - NCIS - 9:00 (vs. FBI)
-28.57% - FBI: Most Wanted
-28.57% - The Resident
-50.00% - Trickster (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-60.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-66.67% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:00 (vs. Arrow)
-66.67% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:30 (vs. Arrow)
-71.43% - Nurses (vs. New Amsterdam)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/21/20):

NBC (5.302 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.703 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "This Is Us" (6.503 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.699 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (8.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was a close second with its trio of "NCIS" (11.232 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "FBI" (9.201 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.547 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.048 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments of "The Resident" (3.976 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.120 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.874 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "The Conners" (5.414 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Bless This Mess" (3.279 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (2.370 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Black-ish" (2.226 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Emergence" (1.978 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, new episodes from "Arrow" (0.921 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.721 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.821 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - FBI
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Conners (vs. 12/10/19)
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. 12/10/19)
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Emergence
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted
-12.50% - New Amsterdam
-28.57% - Mixed-ish
-40.00% - Arrow
-60.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+20.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Gifted)
+12.50% - FBI
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-16.67% - NCIS (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-16.67% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-26.32% - This Is Us
-30.00% - New Amsterdam
-33.33% - The Conners
-33.33% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-37.50% - Ellen's Game of Games
-37.50% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-50.00% - Arrow (vs. The Flash)
-50.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
-57.14% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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