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[01/08/16 - 08:50 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Sparks Victory for FOX
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 (1/7/16):

FOX (9.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) staked claim to the top spot on Thursday with new episodes of "American Idol" (9.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and another "American Idol" (10.456 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

CBS (9.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (15.725 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Life in Pieces" (9.441 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Mom" (8.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), newcomer "Angel from Hell" (8.043 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Elementary" (6.707 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was NBC (6.583 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with fresh installments of "Heroes Reborn" (3.729 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Blacklist" (7.450 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and the debut of "Shades of Blue" (8.571 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up the formal return of "Beyond the Tank" (4.290 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) alongside the launch of "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.461 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and a second "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.359 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, repeats of the Friday-bound "The Vampire Diaries" (0.747 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "The Originals" (0.511 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.629 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - The Blacklist (vs. 11/19/15)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. 12/17/15)
-7.32% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 12/17/15)
-9.09% - Heroes Reborn (vs. 11/19/15)
-10.00% - Mom (vs. 12/17/15)
-12.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. 12/17/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+128.57% - The Blacklist (vs. Bad Judge/A to Z)
+28.57% - Shades of Blue (vs. Parenthood)
+11.11% - Beyond the Tank (vs. The Taste)
0.00% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 8:00 (vs. How to Get Away with Murder (Repeat))
-5.88% - Angel from Hell (vs. The McCarthys)
-11.11% - American Idol - 8:00
-12.12% - American Idol - 9:00
-14.29% - Elementary
-15.56% - The Big Bang Theory
-18.18% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-21.43% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
-22.22% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 9:00 (vs. The Taste)
-23.08% - Heroes Reborn (vs. The Biggest Loser)

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," 2.9/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/8/15):

FOX (11.015 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) claimed the top spot on Thursday thanks to a new "American Idol" (10.357 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) and a second hour of "American Idol" (11.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2).

CBS (10.809 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Mom" (12.291 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (10.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "The McCarthys" (7.943 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Elementary" (8.415 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.058 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "The Biggest Loser" (4.996 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "Bad Judge" (3.119 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "A to Z" (2.021 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Parenthood" (4.607 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.989 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up a new "The Taste" (3.197 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and a repeat "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.572 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, the feaure "House at the End of the Street" (1.266 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.266 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Bad Judge
+50.00% - A to Z
+44.44% - The Biggest Loser
+28.57% - The Taste
+21.74% - Mom (vs. 12/18/14)
+15.79% - Two and a Half Men (vs. 12/18/14)
+12.50% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 12/11/14)
+6.25% - The McCarthys (vs. 12/18/14)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. 12/18/14)
-6.67% - Parenthood (vs. 11/20/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+450.00% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+285.71% - American Idol - 8:00 (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+7.69% - Parenthood
-7.14% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Community/Parks & Recreation)
-8.33% - Two and a Half Men (vs. The Crazy Ones)
-15.15% - Mom (vs. The Millers)
-19.64% - The Big Bang Theory
-20.00% - Bad Judge (vs. Sean Saves the World)
-29.17% - The McCarthys (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-30.00% - Elementary
-30.77% - The Taste
-40.00% - A to Z (vs. The Michael J. Fox Show)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show " (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore 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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