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[04/12/19 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with Drama Originals
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/11/19):

ABC (5.083 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Thursday thanks to originals from "Grey's Anatomy" (6.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Station 19" (5.388 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "For the People" (3.121 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

CBS (5.430 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then had to settle for second with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (6.761 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), another "The Big Bang Theory" (6.131 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), the season finale of "Fam" (4.941 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and a repeat "SWAT" (3.875 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was NBC (2.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its new lineup of "Superstore" (3.391 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "AP Bio" (2.097 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.923 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Abby's" (1.650 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.904 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.897 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up a repeat "Gotham" (1.229 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and a new "The Orville" (2.565 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supernatural" (1.498 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.776 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (1.137 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Supernatural
+14.29% - Fam
+12.50% - Superstore
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - The Orville (vs. 3/21/19)
0.00% - AP Bio
0.00% - In the Dark
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 3/21/19)
-12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - For the People
-20.00% - Abby's

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace (Repeat))
+12.50% - Superstore
0.00% - Abby's (vs. Champions)
-6.25% - Grey's Anatomy
-10.00% - Station 19
-14.29% - The Orville (vs. Showtime at the Apollo)
-16.67% - AP Bio
-20.00% - Supernatural
-27.27% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-30.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-44.44% - For the People (vs. Scandal)
-50.00% - In the Dark (vs. Arrow)

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," 1.5/5 with an encore delayed by a Masters golf report; 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," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by a Masters report; 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 0.3/2 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," 0.9/4 with an encore delayed by a Masters report. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore delayed by a Masters report.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/12/18):

CBS (8.380 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (12.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "Young Sheldon" (11.573 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Mom" (8.989 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Life in Pieces" (6.524 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "SWAT" (5.338 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

ABC (5.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Station 19" (5.611 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Scandal" (4.182 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was NBC (3.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its combination of "Superstore" (3.171 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "AP Bio" (2.129 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), a repeat "Will & Grace" (2.249 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), "Champions" (1.679 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Chicago Fire" (5.475 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.546 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up originals from "Gotham" (2.357 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Showtime at the Apollo" (2.736 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supernatural" (1.529 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and "Arrow" (1.086 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.307 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Life in Pieces
+16.67% - Showtime at the Apollo
+12.50% - SWAT
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - AP Bio
0.00% - Arrow
-16.67% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Champions

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+42.86% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist: Redemption)
+40.00% - Showtime at the Apollo (vs. Kicking & Screaming)
+33.33% - Superstore (vs. Trial & Error)
+33.33% - Arrow (vs. Riverdale)
+28.57% - Scandal (vs. The Catch)
+7.69% - Mom
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - SWAT (vs. The Amazing Race)
0.00% - AP Bio (vs. Powerless)
0.00% - Supernatural
-4.17% - The Big Bang Theory
-5.88% - Grey's Anatomy
-22.22% - Gotham (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-28.57% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-60.00% - Champions (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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· 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," 1.1/4. 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 0.7/3 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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