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[01/08/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Jeopardy!" Stunt Opens Big for ABC
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/7/20):

ABC (6.874 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) soared to the top spot on Tuesday thanks to the launch of "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" (14.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) alongside the return of "Mixed-ish" (4.780 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Black-ish" (3.182 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Emergence" (2.274 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

CBS (8.923 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) was the number two draw with its trio of "NCIS" (10.279 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "FBI" (9.300 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (7.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).Sharing the silver was NBC (3.897 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with the season premiere of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.347 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.654 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and a sneak preview of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.690 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.132 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "The Resident" (3.724 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the return of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Batwoman" (0.647 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Black Lightning" (0.379 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. 12/10/19)
+33.33% - Black-ish (vs. 12/10/19)
+25.00% - Emergence (vs. 12/10/19)
+12.50% - FBI (vs. 12/17/19)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 12/17/19)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. 12/17/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time (vs. The Conners/The Kids Are Alright)
+57.14% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
+33.33% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+20.00% - FBI (vs. CBS News Special)
+14.29% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. FOX News Special)
-16.67% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)
-16.67% - NCIS
-29.03% - Ellen's Game of Games - 9:00 (vs. NBC News Special)
-33.33% - Ellen's Game of Games - 8:00
-40.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. New Amsterdam)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/8/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Ratings are subject to significant adjustment due to live news coverage in the 9 p.m. ET hour.]

NBC (5.834 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) led the demo race on a disrupted night thanks to the return of "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.505 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) followed by an "NBC News Special" (7.030 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.490 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and a new "New Amsterdam" (5.334 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

ABC (4.443 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Conners" (6.880 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "The Kids Are Alright" (4.715 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "ABC News Special" (4.432 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Black-ish" (3.279 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Splitting Up Together" (3.778 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The Rookie" (3.565 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Next up was CBS (7.860 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "NCIS" (11.704 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) alongside "CBS News Special" (8.043 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and repeats of "The Neighborhood" (4.819 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.536 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.754 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up "Lethal Weapon" (3.278 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "FOX News Special" (2.562 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "The Gifted" (2.231 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (0.780 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) and the special "EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Classic" (0.400 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #19) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.590 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 12/12/18)
+20.00% - The Gifted
+11.11% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - The Conners (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - Splitting Up Together (vs. 12/11/18)
0.00% - Lethal Weapon
-7.69% - NCIS (vs. 12/11/18)
-9.09% - New Amsterdam (vs. 11/27/18)
-12.50% - Black-ish (vs. 12/11/18)
-14.29% - The Rookie (vs. 12/11/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - The Conners (vs. The Middle)
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-12.50% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-14.29% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
-20.00% - The Gifted (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-20.00% - NCIS
-28.57% - Ellen's Game of Games
-28.57% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-30.00% - Lethal Weapon
-30.00% - Black-ish
-50.00% - EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Classic (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· 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," 0.5/3.

· 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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