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[01/03/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ellen's Game of Games" Bows with Big Demos for NBC
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 (1/2/18):

NBC (8.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) got a big demo boost on Tuesday with the formal premiere of "Ellen's Game of Games" (8.763 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), a second "Ellen's Game of Games" (8.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and the return of "Chicago Med" (6.910 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

CBS (11.287 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "NCIS" (13.924 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Bull" (10.988 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.949 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Next up was ABC (3.838 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its 2018 debuts of "The Middle" (6.284 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.221 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "Black-ish" (4.025 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) plus a repeat "Modern Family" (3.235 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and a new "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.632 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.803 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) served up the premiere of "LA to Vegas" (3.750 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) bookended by new episodes from "Lethal Weapon" (4.588 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "The Mick" (2.288 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (0.818 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.685 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) on The CW (0.751 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Chicago Med (vs. 12/12/17)
+29.41% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 12/18/17)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 12/12/17)
+16.67% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. 12/12/17)
+15.38% - The Middle (vs. 12/12/17)
+11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/12/17)
+10.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 12/12/17)
+7.14% - NCIS (vs. 12/12/17)
0.00% - The Mick (vs. 12/5/17)
-7.69% - Bull (vs. 12/12/17)
-8.33% - Black-ish (vs. 12/12/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Ellen's Game of Games - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Fire)
+29.41% - Ellen's Game of Games - 8:00 (vs. The Wall)
+22.22% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. David Blaine: Beyond Magic (Repeat))
-8.33% - Lethal Weapon (vs. New Girl/The Mick)
-11.11% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
-11.76% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago PD)
-11.76% - The Middle
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - NCIS
-20.00% - Bull
-21.43% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-25.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)

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," 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.1/8; 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," 0.6/3 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 1.2/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (1/3/17):

NBC (7.374 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) took home the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of "The Wall" (6.768 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Chicago Fire" (7.569 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (7.785 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

CBS (12.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with its trio of "NCIS" (15.591 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Bull" (11.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (9.537 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was ABC (4.050 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its quartet of "The Middle" (6.555 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "American Housewife" (5.582 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.383 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "The Real O'Neals" (3.321 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) plus a repeat of "David Blaine: Beyond Magic (Repeat)" (2.229 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.170 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its new Tuesday lineup of "New Girl" (2.495 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "The Mick" (3.331 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "Bones" (3.427 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.997 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and a new "No Tomorrow" (0.529 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) closed out the night for The CW (0.763 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.67% - The Wall (vs. 1/2/17)
+37.50% - New Girl (vs. 12/13/16)
+30.77% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/16/16)
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 12/13/16)
+11.11% - The Real O'Neals (vs. 12/13/16)
+7.14% - Bull (vs. 12/13/16)
+6.67% - American Housewife (vs. 12/13/16)
+6.25% - The Middle (vs. 12/13/16)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 12/13/16)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/13/16)
0.00% - No Tomorrow
-5.88% - Chicago Fire (vs. 12/6/16)
-45.83% - The Mick (vs. 1/1/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - American Housewife (vs. The Muppets (Repeat))
+112.50% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+41.67% - The Wall (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+30.00% - The Mick (vs. Grandfathered)
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - No Tomorrow (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
-10.00% - Bones (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
-10.53% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Med)
-11.11% - Chicago Fire
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-16.67% - The Real O'Neals (vs. Shark Tank)
-21.43% - New Girl
-30.77% - NCIS
-37.50% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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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