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[01/22/20 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins in Total Viewers
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 (1/21/20):

NBC (5.302 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.703 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "This Is Us" (6.503 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.699 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (8.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was a close second with its trio of "NCIS" (11.232 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "FBI" (9.201 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.547 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.048 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments of "The Resident" (3.976 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.120 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.874 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "The Conners" (5.414 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Bless This Mess" (3.279 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (2.370 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Black-ish" (2.226 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Emergence" (1.978 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, new episodes from "Arrow" (0.921 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.721 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.821 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - FBI
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Conners (vs. 12/10/19)
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. 12/10/19)
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Emergence
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted
-12.50% - New Amsterdam
-28.57% - Mixed-ish
-40.00% - Arrow
-60.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
+20.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Gifted)
+12.50% - FBI
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-16.67% - NCIS (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-16.67% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-26.32% - This Is Us
-30.00% - New Amsterdam
-33.33% - The Conners
-33.33% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-37.50% - Ellen's Game of Games
-37.50% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-50.00% - Arrow (vs. The Flash)
-50.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
-57.14% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/22/19):

NBC (7.137 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes from "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.488 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "This Is Us" (8.116 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (5.807 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5).

CBS (6.318 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with night two of "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.921 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) followed by new episodes of "FBI" (7.374 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.659 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.318 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with the season finale of "The Conners" (7.731 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) alongside new episodes of "The Kids Are Alright" (4.537 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "Black-ish" (3.363 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Splitting Up Together" (2.629 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Rookie" (3.825 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.227 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) opted for a repeat "Lethal Weapon" (2.646 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and a new "The Gifted" (1.807 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Flash" (1.863 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.226 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.544 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - The Conners
+12.50% - The Kids Are Alright
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - The Gifted
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
-5.00% - This Is Us
-5.88% - Ellen's Game of Games
-9.09% - New Amsterdam
-14.29% - Splitting Up Together
-20.00% - FBI

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - The Conners (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Rookie (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
+14.29% - Black-ish (vs. Black-ish (Repeat))
-11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games
-14.29% - The Flash
-14.29% - Splitting Up Together (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-20.00% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. NCIS)
-23.08% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-24.00% - This Is Us
-33.33% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)
-37.50% - The Gifted (vs. LA to Vegas/The Mick)
-42.86% - FBI (vs. Bull)

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," 2.7/8; 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," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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