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[01/27/17 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Return on Top
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 (1/26/17):

ABC (7.529 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) pulled into the top spot on Thursday with the return of "Grey's Anatomy" (9.523 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Scandal" (7.668 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (5.397 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

CBS (6.640 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (9.311 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Mom" (7.143 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) followed by the special "Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around" (6.504 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and the season finale of "Pure Genius" (5.189 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.082 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (3.977 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "My Kitchen Rules" (2.188 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.018 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "Superstore" (2.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), another "Superstore" (2.371 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Chicago Med" (3.976 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Blacklist" (2.490 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, the return of "Supernatural" (1.713 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the debut of "Riverdale" (1.373 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (1.543 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.81% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 11/17/16)
+7.14% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. 11/17/16)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 12/8/16)
-7.69% - Hell's Kitchen
-11.11% - My Kitchen Rules
-12.50% - Pure Genius

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Scandal (vs. My Diet Is Better Than Yours)
+136.36% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Beyond the Tank)
+114.29% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. My Diet Is Better Than Yours)
-16.67% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-36.36% - Pure Genius (vs. Elementary)
-45.45% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-45.45% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. American Idol)
-48.39% - Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)/Angel from Hell)
-66.67% - My Kitchen Rules (vs. American Idol)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4 with an encore; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/28/16):

FOX (8.772 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was still the top draw on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (8.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and a second hour of "American Idol" (8.924 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

CBS (7.317 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (9.619 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Mom" (7.603 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (7.794 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and originals from "Angel from Hell" (6.706 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) and "Elementary" (6.090 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Next up was NBC (6.189 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with the launch of "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (4.995 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) alongside new episodes of "The Blacklist" (7.067 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Shades of Blue" (6.507 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.721 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) offered up the departing "Beyond the Tank" (4.009 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), a new "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.030 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and the season finale of "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" (2.124 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, week two of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.841 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "The 100" (1.667 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (2.254 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 10:00
+10.00% - Beyond the Tank
+6.67% - The Blacklist
0.00% - American Idol - 8:00
0.00% - Angel from Hell
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 9:00
-4.00% - American Idol - 9:00
-7.14% - Shades of Blue
-8.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-14.29% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+57.14% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+50.00% - The 100 (vs. Reign)
+14.29% - The Blacklist (vs. The Biggest Loser)
0.00% - American Idol - 8:00
-12.50% - Angel from Hell (vs. The McCarthys)
-14.29% - You, Me and the Apocalypse (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-15.38% - Elementary
-23.53% - Shades of Blue (vs. Parenthood)
-59.26% - Beyond the Tank - 8:00 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-76.67% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 10:00 (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-80.56% - My Diet Is Better Than Yours - 9:00 (vs. Scandal)

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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