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[04/13/18 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Tops Viewers, Demos for 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/12/18):

CBS (8.380 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (12.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "Young Sheldon" (11.573 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Mom" (8.989 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Life in Pieces" (6.524 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "SWAT" (5.338 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

ABC (5.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Station 19" (5.611 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Scandal" (4.182 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was NBC (3.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its combination of "Superstore" (3.171 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "AP Bio" (2.129 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), a repeat "Will & Grace" (2.249 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), "Champions" (1.679 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Chicago Fire" (5.475 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.546 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up originals from "Gotham" (2.357 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Showtime at the Apollo" (2.736 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supernatural" (1.529 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and "Arrow" (1.086 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.307 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Life in Pieces
+16.67% - Showtime at the Apollo
+12.50% - SWAT
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - AP Bio
0.00% - Arrow
-16.67% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Champions

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+42.86% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist: Redemption)
+40.00% - Showtime at the Apollo (vs. Kicking & Screaming)
+33.33% - Superstore (vs. Trial & Error)
+33.33% - Arrow (vs. Riverdale)
+28.57% - Scandal (vs. The Catch)
+7.69% - Mom
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - SWAT (vs. The Amazing Race)
0.00% - AP Bio (vs. Powerless)
0.00% - Supernatural
-4.17% - The Big Bang Theory
-5.88% - Grey's Anatomy
-22.22% - Gotham (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-28.57% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-60.00% - Champions (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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 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 (4/13/17):

CBS (6.433 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with new episodes from "The Big Bang Theory" (11.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "The Great Indoors" (6.330 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Mom" (6.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Life in Pieces" (5.417 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "The Amazing Race" (4.183 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Sharing in the demo honors was ABC (5.188 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) with fresh installments from "Grey's Anatomy" (7.059 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Scandal" (5.352 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "The Catch" (3.155 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was NBC (4.145 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and a special "Trial & Error" (2.674 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), followed by new episodes of "Powerless" (2.041 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Chicago Med" (6.164 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "The Blacklist: Redemption" (3.915 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "MasterChef Junior" (3.276 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Kicking & Screaming" (1.919 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.578 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and "Riverdale" (0.874 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.226 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Blacklist: Redemption
+7.69% - Scandal
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Catch
0.00% - Powerless
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Riverdale
-7.14% - Mom
-7.69% - The Big Bang Theory
-8.33% - Life in Pieces
-14.29% - The Great Indoors
-16.67% - Kicking & Screaming

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
0.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. Rush Hour)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Bones)
-12.50% - The Blacklist: Redemption (vs. Game of Silence)
-13.33% - Mom
-20.00% - The Great Indoors (vs. The Odd Couple)
-22.73% - Grey's Anatomy
-23.08% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-25.00% - Powerless (vs. STRONG)
-25.00% - Riverdale (vs. The 100)
-25.00% - Trial & Error (vs. STRONG)
-26.67% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-28.57% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-30.00% - The Catch
-36.36% - Scandal (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-37.50% - Kicking & Screaming (vs. American Grit)

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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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