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[08/15/18 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Rises in Latest NBC Victory
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/14/18):

NBC (8.636 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) cruised to another victory on Tuesday with originals from "America's Got Talent" (10.864 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Making It" (4.182 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

ABC (3.564 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with fresh installments from "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.966 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Castaways" (2.759 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.796 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (5.366 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Bull" (4.243 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.780 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.781 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up new episodes of "Beat Shazam" (2.030 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Love Connection" (1.533 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, repeats "The Flash" (0.675 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and "The Outpost" (0.431 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.553 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.26% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Making It
0.00% - Beat Shazam
0.00% - Love Connection
-9.09% - Bachelor in Paradise
-14.29% - Castaways

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+50.00% - Castaways (vs. Somewhere Between)
+33.33% - Love Connection (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeats))
-9.09% - Bachelor in Paradise
-23.08% - Making It (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-28.57% - America's Got Talent

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

· 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," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/15/17):

NBC (10.564 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the top draw for the 13th consecutive week thanks to a new "America's Got Talent" (13.159 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and the relocated "Hollywood Game Night" (5.375 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

ABC (3.128 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with night two of "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.846 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a new "Somewhere Between" (1.692 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was CBS (5.346 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (5.817 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Bull" (4.906 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.316 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.444 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "Lethal Weapon" (1.737 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Mick" (1.256 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.045 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.080 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise closed out the night with repeats of "The Flash" (1.152 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.009 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. 7/27/17)
+3.70% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Somewhere Between

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+15.79% - Bachelor in Paradise
+14.29% - Somewhere Between (vs. The Middle/Fresh Off the Boat (Repeats))
-58.82% - America's Got Talent (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)
-80.88% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)

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," 2.9/8; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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