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[05/01/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Top Honors 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/30/19):

CBS (9.210 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "NCIS" (11.569 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "FBI" (8.832 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.228 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

NBC (5.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then got bumped to second with its mix of "The Village" (4.351 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "The Voice" (6.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "New Amsterdam" (5.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.058 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and its lineup of "American Housewife" (4.252 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "The Kids Are Alright" (3.250 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Black-ish" (2.908 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Bless This Mess" (3.187 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "1969" (2.375 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.319 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) offered up fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (2.840 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Mental Samurai" (1.797 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (1.379 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and the return of "The 100" (0.901 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.140 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Mental Samurai
+16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
+16.67% - The Village
+12.50% - American Housewife
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 4/16/19)
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 4/16/19)
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - 1969
-11.11% - FBI (vs. 4/16/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - The Voice (vs. Rise)
+20.00% - Mental Samurai (vs. LA to Vegas/New Girl)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-8.33% - NCIS
-11.11% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-16.67% - The Flash
-22.22% - NCIS: New Orleans
-25.00% - The 100
-27.27% - FBI (vs. Bull)
-33.33% - 1969 (vs. For the People)
-36.36% - Bless This Mess (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-41.67% - The Village (vs. The Voice)
-41.67% - Black-ish
-53.33% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. The Middle)
-64.00% - 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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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 (5/1/18):

ABC (4.889 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes from "Roseanne" (10.306 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1), "The Middle" (6.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Black-ish" (4.574 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Splitting Up Together" (3.890 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "For the People" (2.230 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

CBS (10.183 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (12.120 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Bull" (10.321 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (8.109 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was NBC (5.689 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and originals from "The Voice" (7.484 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Rise" (3.831 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Chicago Med" (5.753 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.349 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a new "Lethal Weapon" (3.070 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), the season finale of "LA to Vegas" (1.795 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) plus a new "New Girl" (1.460 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, fresh installments from "The Flash" (1.689 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The 100" (1.060 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) on The CW (1.374 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 4/17/18)
+10.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. 4/17/18)
+9.09% - NCIS (vs. 4/17/18)
+9.09% - Black-ish (vs. 4/17/18)
0.00% - Bull (vs. 4/17/18)
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - For the People (vs. 4/17/18)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - The 100
-12.50% - Rise
-16.67% - LA to Vegas
-16.67% - New Girl
-20.00% - The Voice
-21.05% - The Middle (vs. 4/10/18)
-22.22% - Lethal Weapon
-26.47% - Roseanne (vs. 4/17/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+127.27% - Roseanne (vs. The Middle)
+57.14% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Imaginary Mary)
+33.33% - The 100 (vs. iZombie)
+25.00% - The Middle (vs. American Housewife)
+20.00% - Black-ish (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+7.69% - Lethal Weapon (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Mick)
0.00% - Rise (vs. Great News)
-8.33% - Bull
-10.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-14.29% - NCIS
-14.29% - For the People (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-25.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
-25.00% - The Voice
-40.00% - The Flash
-44.44% - LA to Vegas (vs. Prison Break)
-44.44% - 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," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.1/4 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 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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