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[06/16/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Repeat Showdown
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 (6/15/17):

ABC (4.308 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on a repeat fueled Thursday with its mix of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.910 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "To Tell the Truth" (4.277 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.738 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

CBS (4.193 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then claimed the silver with its combination of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.051 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "Superior Donuts" (4.697 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Mom" (4.571 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Life in Pieces" (3.530 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Scorpion" (3.156 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

Next up was NBC (3.271 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with "The Wall" (3.548 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), another "The Wall" (3.427 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.840 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.372 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up an hour of "PGA Overrun" (1.516 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) plus a repeat "Love Connection" (1.228 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.734 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and another "Supernatural" (0.674 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.704 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

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," 2.2/6; 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; "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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· 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 (6/16/16):

ABC (14.412 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) was of course the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (9.013 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "NBA Countdown" (10.254 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 6" (16.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1).

CBS (4.934 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.875 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Life in Pieces" (5.147 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5), "Mom" (5.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Odd Couple" (4.319 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Code Black" (4.082 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was NBC (3.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with a special "Dateline NBC" (5.043 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) followed by the return of "Aquarius" (2.989 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a second hour of "Aquarius" (2.414 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a new "Bones" (3.878 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the season premiere of "Home Free" (2.337 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.787 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.807 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.797 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-22.22% - Bones (vs. 6/2/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+641.18% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. Mistresses)
+218.18% - NBA Countdown (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
+145.45% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
0.00% - Bones (vs. 115th U.S. Open Championship)
-14.29% - Home Free (vs. 115th U.S. Open Championship)
-20.00% - Aquarius - 10:00 (vs. Hannibal)
-23.08% - Dateline NBC
-28.57% - Aquarius - 9:00

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/8, delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/8, delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun, averaged a 1.7/7 in metered-market households and a 0.7/6 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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