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[02/12/16 - 09:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Split Demo Crown
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 (2/11/16):

ABC (6.964 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) and FOX (8.884 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) shared in the demo honors as the latter served up a new "American Idol" (8.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and second "American Idol" (8.837 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3).

The Alphabet then offered up the return of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.230 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Scandal" (6.877 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (5.785 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

Next up was CBS (8.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.984 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Life in Pieces" (9.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Mom" (8.085 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (6.435 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Elementary" (6.073 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.888 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up originals from "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2.960 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14), "The Blacklist" (6.317 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Shades of Blue" (5.387 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.384 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "The 100" (1.341 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.862 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+2.70% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-4.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 11/19/15)
-4.55% - American Idol
-5.56% - Mom
-6.67% - The Blacklist
-8.70% - Life in Pieces
-8.70% - American Idol
-11.11% - You, Me and the Apocalypse
-12.50% - Scandal (vs. 11/19/15)
-16.67% - The 100
-21.74% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. 11/19/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.95% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+61.54% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+57.14% - Shades of Blue (vs. Allegiance)
+28.57% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+25.00% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
+4.35% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
-8.70% - American Idol - 8:00
-17.65% - The Blacklist
-19.05% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-21.43% - Elementary
-27.27% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. The Slap)
-32.26% - Scandal
-33.33% - How to Get Away with Murder

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," 2.0/5; 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," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/2 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" (1.0/3). 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 and a 0.2/2 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 (2/12/15):

ABC (8.469 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the demo champ on Thursday with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.718 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3), "Scandal" (9.267 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (8.424 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

CBS (8.924 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (11.208 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5), new episodes of "Mom" (10.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) and "Two and a Half Men" (9.209 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) plus another "The Big Bang Theory" (7.671 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) repeat and a new "Elementary" (7.666 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Next up was FOX (6.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) with fresh installments from "American Idol" (9.506 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3) and "Backstrom" (4.435 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.556 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up the premiere of "The Slap" (5.082 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) followed by new episodes of "The Blacklist" (7.980 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) and "Allegiance" (3.606 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, originals from "The Vampire Diaries" (1.507 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Reign" (1.053 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (1.280 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Backstrom
+4.55% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Reign
-4.17% - American Idol
-6.67% - Elementary
-8.70% - Two and a Half Men
-12.50% - The Vampire Diaries
-25.00% - Mom
-26.09% - The Blacklist
-36.36% - Allegiance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+285.71% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. Scandal (Repeat))
+244.44% - Scandal (vs. The Taste)
+155.56% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. The Taste)
+133.33% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
+75.00% - Two and a Half Men (vs. The Crazy Ones (Repeat))
+33.33% - Reign (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+18.18% - Backstrom (vs. Rake)
+16.67% - Elementary (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+16.67% - Mom (vs. The Millers (Repeat))
-20.69% - American Idol
-71.19% - The Blacklist (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
-81.36% - The Slap (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
-88.14% - Allegiance (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)

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," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

·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," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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