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[02/07/20 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Top Demos; CBS Comedies Lead 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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/6/20):

ABC (5.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was still the demo champ on Thursday with its trio of "Station 19" (5.874 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Grey's Anatomy" (5.470 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.764 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

CBS (5.971 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) likewise remained the most-watched network with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (9.002 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "The Unicorn" (6.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Mom" (6.302 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Carol's Second Act" (4.802 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and the debut of "Tommy" (4.787 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15).

Next up was FOX (3.402 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with fresh installments from "Last Man Standing" (4.025 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Outmatched" (2.649 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Deputy" (3.468 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.601 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) served up the return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.669 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), a second "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.011 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), a new "Will & Grace" (2.331 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), the premiere of "Indebted" (2.108 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and an original "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.243 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, the launch of "Katy Keene" (0.661 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) and a new "Legacies" (0.615 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.638 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Unicorn
+16.67% - A Million Little Things
+14.29% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Deputy
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Will & Grace (vs. 1/23/20)
-10.00% - Station 19
-16.67% - Carol's Second Act
-33.33% - Legacies

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+50.00% - Deputy (vs. The Orville (Repeat))
+50.00% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+16.67% - A Million Little Things (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
+10.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. A Million Little Things)
-25.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-30.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:00 (vs. The Titan Games)
-36.36% - Mom (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-40.00% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-44.44% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-50.00% - Legacies
-50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30 (vs. The Titan Games)
-50.00% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-50.00% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)
-54.55% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-60.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Supernatural)
-61.54% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-65.00% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/7/19):

CBS (7.594 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) claimed the top spot on Thursday with its original mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Young Sheldon" (12.058 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.806 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "SWAT" (4.964 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

ABC (4.928 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.788 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "A Million Little Things" (5.253 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.742 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Next up was NBC (3.769 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and fresh installments from "The Titan Games" (4.104 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.041 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Will & Grace" (3.069 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.149 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.551 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) opted for second runs of "Gotham" (1.391 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "The Orville" (1.712 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, the 300th episode of "Supernatural" (1.641 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a new "Legacies" (1.150 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.395 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Legacies
+25.00% - Supernatural
+12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+8.33% - The Big Bang Theory
+5.26% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-9.09% - A Million Little Things
-9.09% - The Titan Games
-11.11% - SWAT
-11.11% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-11.76% - Grey's Anatomy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
+42.86% - Young Sheldon (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
+33.33% - SWAT (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
+15.79% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
0.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)
-9.09% - A Million Little Things (vs. Scandal)
-16.67% - Supernatural
-25.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-25.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-70.59% - The Titan Games (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-73.53% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-76.47% - Will & Grace (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-76.47% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "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 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 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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