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[04/18/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Roseanne" Top Demos; CBS Leads Total Viewers
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 (4/17/18):

ABC (4.969 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of "Roseanne" (13.013 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), a special "Alex, Inc." (4.845 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Black-ish" (4.141 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Splitting Up Together" (3.616 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and "For the People" (2.098 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

CBS (10.116 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) likewise was still the most-watched broadcaster with originals from "NCIS" (11.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Bull" (10.689 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.388 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was NBC (6.243 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and its lineup of "The Voice" (8.211 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Rise" (4.310 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Chicago Med" (6.210 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.694 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Lethal Weapon" (3.509 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11), "LA to Vegas" (2.036 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "New Girl" (1.724 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (1.872 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and the season finale of "Black Lightning" (1.689 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) closed out the night on The CW (1.780 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Chicago Med
0.00% - Roseanne
0.00% - Rise
0.00% - For the People
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Black Lightning
-8.33% - Bull (vs. 4/3/18)
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 4/3/18)
-12.50% - Lethal Weapon
-14.29% - LA to Vegas
-14.29% - New Girl
-15.38% - NCIS (vs. 4/3/18)
-16.67% - Splitting Up Together
-16.67% - The Voice (vs. 4/3/18)
-21.43% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+183.33% - Roseanne (vs. The Middle)
+100.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+66.67% - Black Lightning (vs. iZombie)
+50.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Trial & Error)
+16.67% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Mick (Repeat))
+11.11% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Imaginary Mary)
+10.00% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - Alex, Inc. (vs. American Housewife)
-15.38% - NCIS
-16.67% - The Voice
-25.00% - For the People (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-27.27% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - LA to Vegas (vs. Prison Break)
-33.33% - New Girl (vs. Prison Break)
-55.56% - Rise (vs. The Voice)

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.5/9; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

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

· 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," 1.5/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/18/17):

NBC (7.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) kept its demo streak alive (16 weeks) with a special two-hour "The Voice" (8.710 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by a new "Trial & Error" (4.103 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and the season finale of "Trial & Error" (3.167 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

CBS (11.126 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "NCIS" (13.070 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Bull" (10.269 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (10.039 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.580 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with fresh installments of "The Middle" (5.243 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "American Housewife" (4.439 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.672 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Imaginary Mary" (3.189 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.469 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.067 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.920 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), a repeat "The Mick" (1.446 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and an original "Prison Break" (2.451 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.941 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) plus a new "iZombie" (0.930 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) rounded out the night for The CW (0.935 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+12.50% - Imaginary Mary
+10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 4/4/17)
+9.09% - American Housewife
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Trial & Error - 10:00 (vs. 9:00)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - iZombie
-5.26% - The Voice (vs. 4/4/17)
-9.09% - Fresh Off the Boat
-12.50% - Trial & Error - 10:30 (vs. 9:30)
-13.33% - NCIS (vs. 4/4/17)
-15.38% - Bull (vs. 4/4/17)
-18.18% - Prison Break

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - The Middle (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+60.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Beyond the Tank)
+50.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Real O'Neals)
+20.00% - Prison Break (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Grinder)
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
+5.88% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/Chicago Med)
0.00% - Imaginary Mary (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Limitless)
-22.22% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-27.78% - NCIS
-31.25% - Bull (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-47.06% - Trial & Error - 10:00 (vs. Chicago Fire)
-50.00% - iZombie (vs. Containment)
-58.82% - Trial & Error - 10:30 (vs. Chicago Fire)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.3/5. 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 0.5/3 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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