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[09/18/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Adults 18-49 Honors
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/17/19):

NBC (7.689 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was still the most-watched network on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (9.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the season finale of "Bring the Funny" (3.608 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

ABC (4.392 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its expanded season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.392 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.808 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat trio of "NCIS" (5.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "FBI" (4.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.173 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.543 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted for repeats of "The Resident" (1.422 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8) and "9-1-1" (1.663 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

And finally, originals from "Pandora" (0.689 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) and "Mysteries Decoded" (0.681 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) on The CW (0.685 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Mysteries Decoded
+18.18% - Bachelor in Paradise
+14.29% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Bring the Funny
-50.00% - Pandora

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+225.00% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Various)
-22.22% - Bring the Funny (vs. The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us)
-27.27% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-66.67% - Pandora (vs. The Flash (Repeat))

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," 1.4/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 0.3/3; "Late Show," 0.3/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· 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," 0.9/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/5. 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., "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/18/18):

NBC (10.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) cruised to the top spot on Tuesday with the penultimate "America's Got Talent" (12.779 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) followed by "The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us" (4.798 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

CBS (5.477 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with repeats of "NCIS" (6.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Bull" (5.476 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with the season finales of "Beat Shazam" (2.346 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "Love Connection" (1.821 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.635 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.296 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Speechless" (1.555 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Black-ish" (1.497 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Splitting Up Together" (1.264 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) plus the conclusion to "Castaways" (1.600 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.061 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night with the repeats of "The Flash" (1.036 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.087 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) from last year's crossover.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Love Connection
+15.79% - America's Got Talent
+14.29% - Beat Shazam
-40.00% - Castaways

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+25.00% - Love Connection (vs. The Orville (Repeat))
-24.14% - America's Got Talent
-25.00% - The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us (vs. The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace)
-25.00% - Castaways (vs. Somewhere Between)

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," 2.4/7; 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," 0.5/4; "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 1.0/4 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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