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[07/14/17 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Honors with CBS
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/13/17):

NBC (5.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Thursday with a recap of "America's Got Talent" (6.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) followed by new episodes of "The Wall" (6.037 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "The Night Shift" (4.427 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

CBS (4.819 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.127 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Life in Pieces" (4.523 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Big Brother 19" (6.052 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Zoo" (3.080 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was FOX (2.626 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "Beat Shazam" (2.928 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "Love Connection" (2.324 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.681 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up its trio of "Boy Band" (2.465 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Battle of the Network Stars" (2.705 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "The Gong Show" (2.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.627 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and the premiere of "Hooten & The Lady" (0.951 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Wall
0.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. 6/29/17)
0.00% - The Night Shift
0.00% - The Gong Show
0.00% - Battle of the Network Stars
0.00% - Zoo
0.00% - Boy Band
-5.26% - Big Brother 19
-14.29% - Love Connection (vs. 6/29/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Night Shift (vs. Aquarius)
+33.33% - The Wall (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition)
+20.00% - Love Connection (vs. Home Free)
+12.50% - Beat Shazam (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
-5.26% - Big Brother 19
-12.50% - The Gong Show (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
-22.22% - Battle of the Network Stars (vs. Greatest Hits)
-25.00% - Zoo (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
-40.00% - Boy Band (vs. The President and The People: A National Conversation)

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," 1.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/14/16):

CBS (5.517 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.197 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Life in Pieces" (5.260 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 18" (5.998 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Code Black" (4.326 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

ABC (4.427 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two draw with its special "The President and The People: A National Conversation" (5.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by a new "Greatest Hits" (4.441 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a repeat "Match Game" (3.077 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.168 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with originals from "Bones" (4.228 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Home Free" (2.109 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.610 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up an encore "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (2.941 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) alongside originals from "Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition" (3.047 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Aquarius" (1.844 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.706 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.724 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.714 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition
0.00% - Home Free
0.00% - Aquarius
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-10.00% - Greatest Hits
-11.11% - Bones (vs. 6/23/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. Dates)
+14.29% - Bones (vs. Boom!)
+12.50% - Greatest Hits (vs. Mistresses)
0.00% - The President and The People: A National Conversation (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
-5.00% - Big Brother 18
-18.18% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Competition (vs. Dateline NBC)
-44.44% - Home Free (vs. Wayward Pines)
-54.55% - Aquarius (vs. Dateline NBC)

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1 with an encore).

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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