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[04/07/17 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls Back in Front Among Adults 18-49
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 (4/6/17):

CBS (6.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) edged out the top spot on Thursday with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (12.330 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.141 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Mom" (7.559 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Life in Pieces" (5.642 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "The Amazing Race" (4.299 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

ABC (5.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a tight second with fresh installments of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.200 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Scandal" (5.529 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "The Catch" (3.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

Next up was NBC (4.042 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its mix of "Superstore" (3.094 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Powerless" (2.089 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Chicago Med" (5.811 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "The Blacklist: Redemption" (3.723 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.617 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up new episodes of "MasterChef Junior" (3.224 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Kicking & Screaming" (2.011 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night with "Supernatural" (1.584 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Riverdale" (0.911 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Chicago Med
+9.09% - Life in Pieces
+7.69% - Mom
+4.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - The Great Indoors
0.00% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Powerless
0.00% - Kicking & Screaming
-10.00% - MasterChef Junior
-12.50% - The Catch
-16.67% - Supernatural
-18.75% - Scandal
-19.05% - Grey's Anatomy
-25.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption
-25.00% - Riverdale
-27.27% - Superstore (vs. 3/23/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. Rush Hour)
0.00% - Superstore (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-6.67% - Mom
-12.50% - The Great Indoors (vs. The Odd Couple)
-13.33% - The Big Bang Theory
-14.29% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-16.67% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-19.05% - Grey's Anatomy
-23.53% - Scandal
-25.00% - Powerless (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Blacklist: Redemption (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
-28.57% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-36.36% - The Catch
-40.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-65.38% - MasterChef Junior (vs. American Idol)
-81.82% - Kicking & Screaming (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," 1.8/5, delayed by Masters golf coverage; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2, delayed by Masters golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3, with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2, with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 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 (4/7/16):

FOX (12.937 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with a new "American Idol" (11.738 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) followed by the series finale of "American Idol" (14.137 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

CBS (7.316 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) then was the number two network with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.240 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), the season premiere of "The Odd Couple" (7.816 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Mom" (7.296 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "2 Broke Girls" (5.889 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Rush Hour" (4.827 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Next up was ABC (6.028 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.295 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4), "Scandal" (5.900 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5) and "The Catch" (4.889 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.881 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "Little Big Shots" (4.545 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.855 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) bookended around a new "The Blacklist" (6.244 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

And finally, The CW (1.645 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night with originals from "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (2.026 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "The 100" (1.265 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - American Idol - 9:00
+30.00% - American Idol - 8:00
+10.00% - The Catch
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - The 100
-4.55% - Grey's Anatomy
-5.56% - Scandal
-7.69% - The Blacklist (vs. 2/25/16)
-11.76% - The Big Bang Theory
-12.50% - 2 Broke Girls
-16.67% - Mom (vs. 3/10/16)
-18.18% - Rush Hour

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+312.50% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Backstrom)
+160.00% - American Idol - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
+133.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+90.91% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Grey's Anatomy (Repeat))
+66.67% - The 100 (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Blacklist
+22.22% - The Catch (vs. American Crime)
-11.76% - The Big Bang Theory
-19.05% - Scandal (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-22.22% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-23.81% - The Odd Couple
-25.00% - Mom
-25.00% - Rush Hour (vs. Elementary)

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," 1.3/4, delayed by Masters golf coverage; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2, delayed by Masters golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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" (0.8/3 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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