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[02/28/20 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Top Both Viewers & Demos
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 (2/27/20):

ABC (5.415 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with originals from "Station 19" (6.549 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Grey's Anatomy" (5.973 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.724 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

FOX (3.461 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was the silver draw with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (4.093 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Outmatched" (2.480 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Deputy" (3.635 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.610 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with repeats of "Young Sheldon" (6.058 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "The Unicorn" (4.172 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Mom" (4.399 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Carol's Second Act" (3.748 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) plus a new "Tommy" (4.642 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.412 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up its mix of "Superstore" (2.597 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.765 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Will & Grace" (2.059 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Indebted" (1.489 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.281 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, a new "Katy Keene" (0.488 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and a repeat "Legacies" (0.304 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) closed out the night on The CW (0.396 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Tommy
+20.00% - Deputy
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - Indebted
0.00% - Katy Keene
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.29% - Superstore
-16.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. The Enemy Within (Repeat))
+16.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. A Million Little Things)
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-16.67% - Tommy (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-16.67% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham)
-25.00% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-33.33% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)
-37.50% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-40.00% - Superstore (vs. The Titan Games)
-42.86% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Charmed (Repeat))
-50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Titan Games)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/28/19):

ABC (5.053 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) scored the demo crown on Thursday thanks to a new "Grey's Anatomy" (7.022 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the season finales of "A Million Little Things" (5.334 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

CBS (5.766 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.186 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Mom" (6.410 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Young Sheldon" (6.418 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), a new "Fam" (5.161 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a repeat "SWAT" (4.211 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was NBC (3.005 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with the season finale of "The Titan Games" (4.421 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.412 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "Will & Grace" (2.393 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) plus an encore of "The Enemy Within" (2.191 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.694 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up originals from "Gotham" (2.255 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "The Orville" (3.133 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, a repeat "Charmed" (0.652 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and a new "Legacies" (0.857 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.754 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Legacies
+20.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
+14.29% - The Orville
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Gotham
-5.88% - Grey's Anatomy
-9.09% - The Titan Games
-11.11% - Fam
-12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-14.29% - Will & Grace

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Orville (vs. Showtime at the Apollo)
+11.11% - The Titan Games (vs. Superstore/AP Bio)
-14.29% - Will & Grace (vs. AP Bio)
-15.38% - A Million Little Things (vs. Scandal)
-20.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-25.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)
-25.00% - Gotham
-27.27% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-36.36% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace)
-45.45% - How to Get Away with Murder

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/4.

· 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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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