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[09/13/17 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping NBC, "America's Got Talent"
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/12/17):

NBC (9.604 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) took home top honors on Tuesday with its presentation of "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" (6.092 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) followed by a two-hour "America's Got Talent" (11.360 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

CBS (4.577 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" (4.082 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "NCIS" (5.178 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Bull" (4.473 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was ABC (2.640 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its lineup of "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" (3.951 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Black-ish" (2.484 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "Black-ish" (2.160 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Somewhere Between" (1.647 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" (1.594 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) alongside a rebroadcast of "The Orville" (1.579 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.252 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.768 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.010 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-12.00% - America's Got Talent
-25.00% - Somewhere Between

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Better Late Than Never)
-40.00% - Somewhere Between (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Repeat))

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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/4 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 (9/13/16):

NBC (11.699 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (13.659 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by the season finale of "Better Late Than Never" (7.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (6.164 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the number two draw with a special "Big Brother 18" (6.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) alongside repeats of "NCIS" (6.361 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.774 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (2.887 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (3.973 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), another "The Middle" (3.794 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.007 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "The Real O'Neals" (2.609 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.969 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.357 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) likewise served up second runs of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.507 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "New Girl" (1.145 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Lucifer" (1.388 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (1.185 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a new "MADtv" (0.600 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (0.892 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - America's Got Talent
+6.25% - Better Late Than Never
0.00% - MADtv

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+17.39% - America's Got Talent
-10.00% - Big Brother 18
-10.53% - Better Late Than Never (vs. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris)
-33.33% - MADtv (vs. The Flash (Repeat))

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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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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