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[03/08/17 - 09:06 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Rises in Latest NBC Victory
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/7/17):

NBC (9.570 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) continued its demo reign on Tuesday with new episodes from "The Voice" (11.497 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "This Is Us" (11.041 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and a special "Chicago Justice" (6.172 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

CBS (11.106 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "NCIS" (14.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Bull" (10.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.927 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.837 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "The Middle" (6.096 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "American Housewife" (5.162 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.675 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "The Real O'Neals" (2.890 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) plus the debut of "People Icons" (2.600 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.018 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Flash" (2.485 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.551 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "New Girl" (1.385 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "The Mick" (1.381 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) alongside a new "Bones" (2.850 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on FOX (2.116 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Bones
-6.67% - The Middle
-7.14% - Chicago Justice
-8.33% - Fresh Off the Boat
-16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-18.18% - The Real O'Neals
-18.18% - The Flash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+66.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
+45.45% - NCIS (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+27.27% - American Housewife (vs. The Real O'Neals)
+27.27% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder (Repeats))
+18.18% - Bull (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
0.00% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-6.45% - This Is Us (vs. The Voice)
-16.13% - The Voice
-18.18% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-37.50% - People Icons (vs. Of Kings and Prophets)
-55.17% - Chicago Justice (vs. Little Big Shots)

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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; 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," 0.6/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.5/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.4/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 (3/8/16):

NBC (13.172 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) overshadowed the competition on Tuesday with a new two-hour "The Voice" (13.427 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and the special premiere of "Little Big Shots" (12.664 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

CBS (7.289 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "NCIS" (8.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and a new "Limitless" (5.419 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Next up was ABC (3.767 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its new Tuesday lineup of "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.925 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "The Real O'Neals" (4.009 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.514 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Of Kings and Prophets" (3.322 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.836 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "New Girl" (2.679 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "Grandfathered" (1.962 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) plus repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.428 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "The Grinder" (1.273 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.198 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "iZombie" (0.744 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (0.971 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 2/23/16)
+9.09% - New Girl
+3.33% - The Voice
0.00% - Grandfathered
-9.09% - Limitless (vs. 2/23/16)
-15.38% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. 12/8/15)
-38.89% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 3/2/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.10% - Little Big Shots (vs. Chicago Fire)
0.00% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Repeat After Me)
0.00% - Of Kings and Prophets (vs. Forever)
-6.67% - Fresh Off the Boat
-7.69% - New Girl (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-13.89% - The Voice
-21.43% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-28.57% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-38.46% - Grandfathered (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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," 2.9/8 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; 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," 0.9/5 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 1.3/5 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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