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[02/05/20 - 08:09 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, CBS Top Charts with State of the Union Address
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 (2/4/20):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals are approximate.]

NBC (4.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demp champ on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.005 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "State of the Union" (4.388 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "State of the Union Analysis" (3.017 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

FOX (3.182 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) was a close second with a special "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (3.062 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) alongside its "State of the Union" (3.390 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "State of the Union Analysis" (2.797 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.796 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a repeat "NCIS" (5.912 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) followed by "State of the Union" (4.558 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "State of the Union Analysis" (3.276 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

ABC (3.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) likewise opted for repeats of "The Conners" (4.079 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Bless This Mess" (2.901 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus "State of the Union" (3.622 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "State of the Union Analysis" (2.925 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (1.287 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.788 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (1.037 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 1/21/20)
-33.33% - The Flash (vs. 12/10/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
-28.57% - Ellen's Game of Games
-42.86% - The Flash
-50.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/5/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Ratings for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are unreliable on the night due to live events. Fast-affiliate numbers for each network's news coverage were not available.]

NBC (5.953 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on a disrupted evening thanks to a new "Ellen's Game of Games" (6.403 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

FOX (3.422 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two network with a rebroacast of "The Masked Singer" (3.458 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.642 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with an encore of Sunday's launch of "The World's Best" (4.764 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.129 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up the relocated "American Housewife" (4.652 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and a new "The Kids Are Alright" (3.804 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.945 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.212 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.579 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Roswell, New Mexico
+16.67% - The Flash
-11.11% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. 1/22/19)
-12.50% - Ellen's Game of Games
-20.00% - American Housewife (vs. 12/12/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-12.50% - The Flash
-26.32% - Ellen's Game of Games
-33.33% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)
-33.33% - American Housewife (vs. The Middle)

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," 3.2/9; 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," 0.6/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.4/5. 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 0.7/3 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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