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[12/05/18 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Onto Demo Crown
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 (12/4/18):

NBC (5.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Voice" (8.840 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special" (4.101 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

CBS (9.905 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with originals from "NCIS" (11.839 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "FBI" (9.629 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.246 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Next up was ABC (4.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with fresh installments from "The Conners" (6.627 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "The Kids Are Alright" (4.329 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Black-ish" (3.544 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Splitting Up Together" (2.785 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "The Rookie" (4.165 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.459 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the fall finales to "The Gifted" (2.058 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Lethal Weapon" (2.860 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (1.759 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Black Lightning" (0.989 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.374 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Gifted
+16.67% - The Flash
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 11/20/18)
0.00% - FBI (vs. 11/20/18)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 11/20/18)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - Black Lightning
-6.67% - The Voice
-7.14% - The Conners
-11.11% - The Kids Are Alright
-11.11% - Black-ish
-12.50% - The Rookie
-14.29% - Splitting Up Together

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+42.86% - FBI (vs. SEAL Team (Repeat))
+33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
+8.33% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
-6.67% - Lethal Weapon (vs. The Mick/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-11.11% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-12.50% - The Flash
-14.29% - Splitting Up Together (vs. The Mayor)
-20.00% - Black-ish
-22.22% - The Voice
-30.00% - The Gifted (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-50.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.3/9; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· 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," 0.5/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.4/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 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 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/5/17):

NBC (7.401 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (9.887 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) followed by special episodes of "Will & Grace" (7.128 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "Superstore" (4.405 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) plus a new "Chicago Med" (6.550 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

CBS (6.356 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver despite its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.327 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "SEAL Team" (6.051 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Bull" (4.692 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Next up was ABC (3.593 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with originals from "The Middle" (5.762 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.759 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), "Black-ish" (4.011 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Mayor" (2.739 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (2.644 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.349 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up originals from "Lethal Weapon" (4.481 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Mick" (2.481 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.952 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, the fall finales of "The Flash" (2.213 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.631 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) on The CW (1.922 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Will & Grace (vs. 11/2/17)
+10.00% - Superstore (vs. 11/2/17)
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
0.00% - The Mick
0.00% - The Mayor (vs. 11/14/17)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. 11/14/17)
-7.69% - The Middle (vs. 11/21/17)
-9.09% - Black-ish (vs. 11/14/17)
-11.11% - The Flash
-15.38% - Chicago Med
-18.18% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 11/21/17)
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. No Tomorrow)
+60.00% - The Mick (vs. Scream Queens)
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Scream Queens)
+11.11% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl)
-5.26% - The Voice
-9.09% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-12.50% - The Mayor (vs. The Real O'Neals)
-14.29% - The Middle
-25.00% - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-33.33% - The Flash
-35.29% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-35.71% - Will & Grace (vs. This Is Us)
-35.71% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife)
-60.71% - Superstore (vs. This Is Us)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; 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," 0.7/4; "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 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 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 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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