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[01/29/20 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top Tight Demo Race
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 (1/28/20):

NBC (5.384 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on a competitive Tuesday thanks to its trio of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.887 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "This Is Us" (6.383 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.880 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (9.099 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) claimed a close second with its lineup of "NCIS" (11.990 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "FBI" (9.188 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.117 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.085 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments from "The Resident" (3.988 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.182 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up originals from "The Conners" (5.322 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bless This Mess" (3.403 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (2.329 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Black-ish" (2.153 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and the season finale of "Emergence" (1.887 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, the special "Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye" (0.663 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and the series finale of "Arrow" (0.723 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the night on The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Emergence
0.00% - Arrow
-7.14% - This Is Us
-10.00% - The Conners

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Passage (Repeat))
+50.00% - FBI (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
+25.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
+20.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
+16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. FBI (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Resident (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
+10.00% - NCIS (vs. Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
-23.53% - This Is Us (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-25.00% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)
-37.50% - Ellen's Game of Games
-41.67% - New Amsterdam (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-66.67% - Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye (vs. The Flash)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/29/19):

NBC (6.292 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with its marathon lineup of "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), another new "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.867 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

CBS (6.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with its annual "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019" (7.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by repeats of "NCIS" (6.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "FBI" (5.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.468 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its repeat mix of "American Housewife" (3.269 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "The Kids Are Alright" (2.494 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Black-ish" (2.323 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Splitting Up Together" (1.936 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "The Rookie" (2.392 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.660 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up last minute repeats of "The Masked Singer" (2.120 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "The Passage" (1.201 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (2.014 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.294 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Flash
-25.00% - Roswell, New Mexico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Ellen's Game of Games - 9:00 (vs. NBC News Special)
-9.09% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019
-11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games - 8:00
-33.33% - The Flash
-62.50% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)

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," 3.1/9; 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," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.3/5 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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