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[03/29/17 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Hangs Onto Top Spot in Demos
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/28/17):

NBC (6.849 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "The Voice" (9.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Trial & Error" (4.559 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), a second "Trial & Error" (3.373 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Chicago Fire" (6.606 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

The silver then went to CBS (11.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with originals from "NCIS" (14.043 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "Bull" (10.841 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.182 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Next up was FOX (3.231 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments from "New Girl" (2.192 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "The Mick" (2.350 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) followed by the series finale of "Bones" (4.191 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.811 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) opted for repeats of "The Middle" (3.913 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "American Housewife" (3.071 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), another "American Housewife" (2.955 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.584 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) plus the finale of "People Icons" (2.171 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (2.357 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.640 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Bones
+12.50% - The Mick
+12.50% - New Girl
+8.33% - Bull (vs. 3/14/17)
+6.67% - NCIS (vs. 3/14/17)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-4.55% - The Voice
-6.67% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/14/17)
-11.11% - The Flash
-16.67% - Trial & Error - 9:00
-27.27% - Trial & Error - 9:30
-28.57% - People Icons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered (Repeat))
+66.67% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder (Repeat))
+33.33% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special)
+20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie)
+8.33% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
0.00% - New Girl
-8.70% - The Voice
-16.67% - People Icons (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-22.22% - Chicago Fire
-38.46% - The Flash
-44.44% - Trial & Error - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Med)
-55.56% - Trial & Error - 9:30 (vs. Chicago Med)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. 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 and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/29/16):

NBC (9.390 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (10.820 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) alongside the return of "Chicago Med" (8.616 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and "Chicago Fire" (8.736 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

CBS (7.783 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "NCIS" (10.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.763 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) plus its special "The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special" (4.264 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.193 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with originals from "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.556 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "The Real O'Neals" (3.752 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.231 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Beyond the Tank" (2.195 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.328 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up new episodes of "The Flash" (3.329 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "iZombie" (1.328 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, FOX (1.700 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night with a new "New Girl" (2.223 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), a repeat "Grandfathered" (1.300 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), an original "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.963 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and a repeat "The Grinder" (1.312 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 2/23/16)
+18.18% - The Flash
+12.50% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2/23/16)
+11.11% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - The Real O'Neals
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 3/15/16)
0.00% - Beyond the Tank
0.00% - iZombie
-4.17% - The Voice
-10.00% - New Girl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+38.46% - Chicago Med (vs. Undateable/One Big Happy)
+21.05% - The Voice
+11.11% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Repeat After Me)
+8.33% - The Flash
-7.69% - Fresh Off the Boat
-10.00% - The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special (vs. The Dovekeepers, Part 1)
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-25.00% - New Girl (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-28.57% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-28.57% - iZombie
-40.00% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Forever)

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," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1).

· 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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