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[03/20/19 - 08:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Puts NBC Back on Top in 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/19/19):

NBC (6.048 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.734 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "This Is Us" (7.506 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the launch of "The Village" (4.906 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

ABC (3.406 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the number two draw among adults 18-49 with originals from "American Housewife" (3.935 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.030 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Black-ish" (2.720 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Splitting Up Together" (2.377 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "The Rookie" (4.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (2.800 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and the debut of "Mental Samurai" (2.280 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.410 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "NCIS" (8.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "FBI" (6.193 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.640 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.027 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.333 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. 2/26/19)
0.00% - The Flash
-5.56% - This Is Us
-12.50% - The Rookie (vs. 3/5/19)
-20.00% - American Housewife (vs. 2/26/19)
-25.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 2/26/19)
-25.00% - Black-ish (vs. 2/26/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+60.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+54.55% - This Is Us (vs. Rise)
+16.67% - The Rookie (vs. For the People)
+7.69% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-25.00% - The Village (vs. Chicago Med)
-25.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-38.46% - American Housewife (vs. The Middle)
-40.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)
-40.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-42.86% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-45.45% - Black-ish

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," 1.7/5.

· 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," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.0/4 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 and a 0.1/2 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 (3/20/18):

NBC (7.713 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) continued its Tuesday reign with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.746 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Rise" (5.531 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "Chicago Med" (6.864 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

CBS (6.999 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw despite an all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "NCIS" (7.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Bull" (5.408 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was ABC (3.639 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its combination of "The Middle" (5.792 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), the season finale of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.635 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Black-ish" (3.893 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), a repeat "Modern Family" (3.060 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and week two of "For the People" (2.727 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (2.266 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) alongside originals from "LA to Vegas" (2.180 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Mick" (2.046 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.998 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and a new "Black Lightning" (1.539 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) on The CW (1.268 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Black-ish
+18.18% - The Middle
+16.67% - The Mick
+11.11% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Black Lightning
-4.55% - The Voice
-14.29% - Chicago Med (vs. 3/6/18)
-14.29% - LA to Vegas
-15.38% - Rise
-25.00% - For the People

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - The Middle (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+37.50% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+25.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. American Housewife (Repeat))
-4.35% - Rise (vs. Trial & Error)
-4.55% - The Voice
-12.50% - The Mick (vs. Bones)
-14.29% - For the People (vs. People Icons)
-16.67% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-20.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-25.00% - LA to Vegas (vs. Bones)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households 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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