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[04/10/19 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off CBS in Tight Demo Race
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 (4/9/19):

NBC (5.335 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) inched past the demo competition on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (7.197 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "The Village" (4.177 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "New Amsterdam" (4.631 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

CBS (8.829 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with a new "NCIS" (11.587 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), the premiere of "The Code" (8.167 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and an original "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.735 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was ABC (3.174 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its lineup of "American Housewife" (3.607 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "The Kids Are Alright" (2.907 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Black-ish" (2.853 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), the season finale of "Splitting Up Together" (2.485 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and the penultimate week of "The Rookie" (3.598 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.663 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Mental Samurai" (1.917 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.599 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.817 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (0.708 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 3/26/19)
0.00% - Splitting Up Together
0.00% - Mental Samurai
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
-12.50% - The Village
-12.50% - American Housewife (vs. 3/26/19)
-14.29% - The Rookie
-25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-30.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. 3/12/19)
-33.33% - The Voice (vs. 3/5/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. For the People)
-7.69% - The Voice (vs. The Voice: Road to the Live Shows)
-12.50% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-12.50% - The Village (vs. Rise)
-14.29% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/New Girl)
-22.22% - The Code (vs. Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute)
-33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute)
-36.36% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-50.00% - Black-ish
-50.00% - Splitting Up Together
-60.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)
-68.42% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. The Middle)
-79.41% - American Housewife (vs. Roseanne)

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; 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," 0.4/3; "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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/4 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 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 (4/10/18):

ABC (5.947 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was sparked to another demo victory on Tuesday with its mix of "Roseanne" (13.467 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "The Middle" (7.477 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Black-ish" (5.098 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Splitting Up Together" (4.196 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "For the People" (2.722 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Second place then went to NBC (6.224 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and its combination of "The Voice: Road to the Live Shows" (7.709 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Rise" (4.528 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Chicago Med" (6.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

Next up was CBS (6.896 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with a repeat "NCIS" (6.443 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) followed by "Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute" (7.123 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.099 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up the return of "Lethal Weapon" (4.062 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) plus a new "LA to Vegas" (2.283 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and the season premiere of "New Girl" (1.990 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.804 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Black Lightning" (1.557 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.680 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - LA to Vegas
0.00% - Black Lightning
-6.67% - Black-ish
-11.11% - Rise
-12.82% - Roseanne
-13.64% - The Middle
-14.29% - Splitting Up Together
-14.29% - The Flash (vs. 3/13/18)
-20.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. 3/6/18)
-25.00% - For the People

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+183.33% - Roseanne (vs. The Middle)
+83.33% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+72.73% - The Middle (vs. American Housewife)
+66.67% - Black Lightning (vs. iZombie)
+50.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Imaginary Mary)
+28.57% - Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute (vs. Bull/NCIS: New Orleans (Repeats))
+27.27% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+6.67% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Mick)
-5.88% - Rise (vs. Trial & Error)
-14.29% - For the People (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-36.36% - LA to Vegas (vs. Prison Break)
-36.36% - New Girl (vs. Prison Break)

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," 2.8/7; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.3/3 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," 1.1/4. 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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