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[01/11/19 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
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 (1/10/19):

CBS (8.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) held off the competition on Thursday with its original mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.339 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Young Sheldon" (11.952 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Mom" (9.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), new series "Fam" (7.340 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "SWAT" (5.811 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

NBC (4.291 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "The Titan Games" (5.700 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) followed by the return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.564 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and new episodes of "The Good Place" (2.765 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.008 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Next up was ABC (3.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with repeats of "Modern Family" (2.868 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "The Goldbergs" (2.142 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) plus the two-hour special "Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill" (3.650 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.740 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "Gotham" (2.428 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "The Orville" (3.053 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.856 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with a repeat "Supernatural" (0.775 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and the special "Roswell: Mysteries Decoded" (0.936 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Mom (vs. 12/13/18)
+16.67% - The Orville
+14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 11/29/18)
+12.50% - The Good Place (vs. 12/6/18)
+11.76% - Young Sheldon
+9.09% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - SWAT
0.00% - Gotham
-5.88% - The Titan Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.38% - The Titan Games (vs. Superstore/The Good Place)
+50.00% - The Good Place (vs. Great News)
+9.09% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace)
0.00% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-6.25% - Mom
-11.11% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-18.18% - SWAT
-20.00% - The Big Bang Theory
-22.22% - Gotham (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-24.00% - Young Sheldon
-33.33% - Roswell: Mysteries Decoded (vs. The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards)
-36.36% - The Orville (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-50.00% - Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill (vs. Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story)

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," 3.0/8; 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," 0.5/3; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. 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 0.6/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/11/18):

CBS (9.833 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was Thursday's top draw thanks to new episodes from "The Big Bang Theory" (15.649 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "Young Sheldon" (14.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "Mom" (9.534 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Life in Pieces" (7.135 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "SWAT" (6.330 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Second place then went to ABC (5.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with an encore of "Child Support" (3.486 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) followed by "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story" (6.627 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

Next up was FOX (3.274 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with week two of "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.088 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) followed by a second "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.462 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.987 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up originals from "Superstore" (3.853 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "The Good Place" (3.093 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Will & Grace" (4.131 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Great News" (2.394 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "Chicago Fire" (5.225 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.273 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night with "The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards" (1.273 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - SWAT
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - The Good Place
0.00% - Great News
-3.23% - The Big Bang Theory
-3.85% - Young Sheldon
-5.88% - Mom
-7.69% - Life in Pieces
-8.33% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00
-18.18% - Chicago Fire
-18.18% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00
-21.43% - Will & Grace

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+78.57% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+57.89% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+55.56% - Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story (vs. Taking the Stage: Changing America)
+23.08% - Mom
+22.22% - SWAT (vs. Pure Genius)
+22.22% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. My Kitchen Rules)
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow/Supernatural (Repeats))
-8.33% - Superstore
-8.33% - Will & Grace (vs. Chicago Med)
-9.09% - The Good Place
-10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist)
-25.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-50.00% - Great News (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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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," 1.3/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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