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[12/12/18 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Fall Finales Put CBS on Top in 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 (12/11/18):

CBS (9.598 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to the fall finales of "NCIS" (12.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "FBI" (8.971 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.679 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

NBC (5.867 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (8.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas" (5.958 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Hollywood Game Night" (2.674 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

Sharing the silver was ABC (4.341 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its respective fall finales for "The Conners" (6.672 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "The Kids Are Alright" (4.353 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Black-ish" (3.600 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Splitting Up Together" (2.983 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Rookie" (4.219 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.647 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) got a bump from its crossover conclusion to "Supergirl" (2.129 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the fall finale to "Black Lightning" (1.164 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Lethal Weapon" (1.736 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "The Gifted" (1.125 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on FOX (1.431 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Supergirl (vs. 12/2/18)
+33.33% - Black Lightning
+16.67% - Splitting Up Together
+12.50% - The Kids Are Alright
+8.33% - NCIS
+7.69% - The Conners
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - The Rookie
-16.67%- Hollywood Game Night (vs. 11/21/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Supergirl (vs. Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017)
+100.00% - Black Lightning (vs. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+7.69% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
-7.14% - NCIS
-10.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Mayor)
-17.65% - The Voice
-23.08% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-33.33% - Black-ish
-33.33% - Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas (vs. Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas)
-54.55% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Chicago Med)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; 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," 0.5/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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," 1.3/5. 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/12/17):

NBC (7.718 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) inched past the competition on Tuesday thanks to its mix of "The Voice" (9.748 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas" (7.171 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Chicago Med" (6.235 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

CBS (10.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with the fall finales to "NCIS" (12.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Bull" (10.818 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.191 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was ABC (3.639 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its 2017 finales to "The Middle" (5.737 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Black-ish" (4.336 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "The Mayor" (2.839 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.501 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up new episodes of "Lethal Weapon" (4.124 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.960 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and a second "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.695 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.914 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with its specials "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017" (1.041 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and an encore of "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017" (0.787 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Black-ish
+18.18% - Bull (vs. 11/21/17)
+14.29% - The Mayor
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat
+8.33% - The Middle
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 11/21/17)
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 11/21/17)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
-5.56% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 9:30 (vs. Scream Queens)
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 9:00 (vs. Scream Queens)
+20.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Repeat))
+17.65% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - The Voice (vs. The Voice Recap)
0.00% - Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-7.14% - Bull
-11.11% - The Mayor (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-18.75% - The Middle
-22.22% - NCIS
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-52.00% - Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas (vs. The Voice)
-56.00% - Chicago Med (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.1/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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