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[01/10/20 - 09:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Jeopardy!" Continues Its Reign 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/9/20):

ABC (9.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to night three of "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" (15.377 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and the special "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" (6.240 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

FOX (4.173 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) had to settle for the silver with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (4.354 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "Last Man Standing" (4.393 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Deputy" (3.972 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (4.901 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with originals from "Young Sheldon" (7.488 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "The Unicorn" (4.809 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Mom" (5.945 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Carol's Second Act" (4.886 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Evil" (3.139 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.708 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up the return of "Superstore" (2.695 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "The Good Place" (2.198 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Will & Grace" (2.378 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13), "Perfect Harmony" (1.601 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.688 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.634 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Legacies" (0.379 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) closed out the night on The CW (0.507 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 11/21/19)
+16.67% - Superstore (vs. 12/12/19)
+14.29% - Mom (vs. 12/12/19)
0.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. 12/12/19)
0.00% - Deputy
0.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. 12/12/19)
0.00% - The Good Place (vs. 11/21/19)
0.00% - Will & Grace (vs. 11/21/19)
0.00% - Perfect Harmony (vs. 12/12/19)
-11.11% - Last Man Standing - 8:30
-11.11% - Last Man Standing - 8:00
-14.29% - The Unicorn (vs. 12/12/19)
-20.00% - Evil (vs. 12/12/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time (vs. Modern Family/The Goldbergs (Repeats))
+57.14% - Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein (vs. Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill)
+14.29% - Last Man Standing - 8:30 (vs. Gotham)
+14.29% - Last Man Standing - 8:00 (vs. Gotham)
0.00% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-46.67% - Mom
-50.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-55.56% - Perfect Harmony (vs. The Good Place)
-55.56% - Evil (vs. SWAT)
-56.25% - Superstore (vs. The Titan Games)
-58.33% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-58.33% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-62.50% - The Good Place (vs. The Titan Games)
-68.42% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/10/19):

CBS (8.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) held off the competition on Thursday with its original mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.339 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Young Sheldon" (11.952 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Mom" (9.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), new series "Fam" (7.340 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "SWAT" (5.811 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

NBC (4.291 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "The Titan Games" (5.700 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) followed by the return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.564 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and new episodes of "The Good Place" (2.765 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.008 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Next up was ABC (3.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with repeats of "Modern Family" (2.868 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "The Goldbergs" (2.142 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) plus the two-hour special "Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill" (3.650 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.740 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "Gotham" (2.428 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "The Orville" (3.053 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.856 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with a repeat "Supernatural" (0.775 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and the special "Roswell: Mysteries Decoded" (0.936 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Mom (vs. 12/13/18)
+16.67% - The Orville
+14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 11/29/18)
+12.50% - The Good Place (vs. 12/6/18)
+11.76% - Young Sheldon
+9.09% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - SWAT
0.00% - Gotham
-5.88% - The Titan Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.38% - The Titan Games (vs. Superstore/The Good Place)
+50.00% - The Good Place (vs. Great News)
+9.09% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace)
0.00% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-6.25% - Mom
-11.11% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-18.18% - SWAT
-20.00% - The Big Bang Theory
-22.22% - Gotham (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-24.00% - Young Sheldon
-33.33% - Roswell: Mysteries Decoded (vs. The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards)
-36.36% - The Orville (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-50.00% - Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill (vs. Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story)

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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· 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," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 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 with an encore 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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