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[01/25/19 - 08:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with "Grey's Anatomy"
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 (1/24/19):

ABC (5.042 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the demo champ on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "A Million Little Things" (5.440 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.744 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

CBS (5.710 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.227 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), a new "Fam" (6.380 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "The Big Bang Theory" (6.194 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), another new "Fam" (5.070 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "SWAT" (4.195 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Sharing the silver was NBC (3.602 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with fresh installments from "The Titan Games" (4.857 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.030 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) followed by the season finale of "The Good Place" (2.656 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.107 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was FOX (2.786 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) with originals from "Gotham" (2.427 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Orville" (3.144 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, a new "Supernatural" (1.407 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and the return of "Legacies" (1.046 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.227 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - The Good Place
0.00% - The Orville
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 12/13/18)
-7.69% - The Titan Games
-14.29% - How to Get Away with Murder
-14.29% - Gotham
-15.79% - Grey's Anatomy
-20.00% - Fam

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace (Repeat))
+60.00% - The Good Place (vs. Great News)
+42.86% - Fam - 8:30 (vs. MVP: Most Valuable Performer)
+4.35% - The Titan Games (vs. Superstore/The Good Place)
-15.38% - A Million Little Things (vs. Scandal)
-25.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)
-27.27% - Grey's Anatomy
-27.27% - Fam - 9:30 (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-33.33% - Supernatural
-40.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-45.45% - Gotham (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-46.15% - The Orville (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)

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," 2.7/8; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 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 0.6/3 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 (1/25/18):

ABC (5.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Thursday with new episodes from "Grey's Anatomy" (8.506 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "Scandal" (5.201 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

FOX (3.631 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then moved up to second with a new "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.370 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and a second "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (3.893 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.105 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "Superstore" (4.216 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "The Good Place" (3.612 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), a repeat "Will & Grace" (2.563 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), the season finale of "Great News" (2.189 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and a new "Chicago Fire" (6.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.101 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for the special "MVP: Most Valuable Performer" (4.212 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) followed by repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.855 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (6.518 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "SWAT" (4.405 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, originals from "Supernatural" (1.949 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Arrow" (1.386 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) on The CW (1.667 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Superstore
+10.00% - Chicago Fire
+10.00% - The Good Place
+10.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Arrow
-28.57% - Great News

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist (Repeat))
+71.43% - Superstore (vs. Superstore (Repeat))
+62.50% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. My Kitchen Rules)
+57.14% - The Good Place (vs. Superstore (Repeat))
0.00% - Supernatural
-8.33% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-15.38% - Grey's Anatomy
-20.00% - Arrow (vs. Riverdale)
-28.57% - Great News (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
-33.33% - How to Get Away with Murder
-38.10% - Scandal
-50.00% - MVP: Most Valuable Performer (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Mom (Repeats))

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," 2.4/7; 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," 0.6/4; "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 1.3/5 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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