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[03/04/20 - 08:54 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Dramas Hold Off Super Tuesday News Coverage
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/3/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

FOX (3.628 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held off its news competition on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Resident" (4.795 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and the return of "Empire" (2.461 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

In Super Tuesday coverage, NBC (2.814 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) led the way with "NBC News Decision 2020 Super Tuesday" (2.814 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) followed by "Super Tuesday: Your Voice Your Vote 2020" (2.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) on ABC (2.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and "CBS News Election Special Super Tuesday: High Stakes" (2.518 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) on CBS (2.518 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (0.644 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #6) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.497 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.1, #7) closed out the night on The CW (0.570 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Resident (vs. 2/18/20)
-14.29% - Empire (vs. 12/17/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Resident (vs. MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (Repeat))
0.00% - Empire (vs. MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/5/19):

NBC (7.898 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its combination of "The Voice" (10.065 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "This Is Us" (7.757 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (5.873 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

ABC (5.508 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then got a boost from its special "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" (6.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) followed by a new "The Rookie" (4.473 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (5.572 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.451 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "FBI" (5.430 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and another "FBI" (3.835 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.068 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a rebroadcast of "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown" (2.068 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.373 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with originals from "The Flash" (1.690 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Roswell, New Mexico" (1.056 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
+33.33% - The Rookie
0.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. 2/19/19)
0.00% - The Flash (vs. 2/12/19)
-5.56% - This Is Us (vs. 2/19/19)
-10.00% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Rookie (vs. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World)
-14.29% - The Flash
-14.29% - The Voice
-22.73% - This Is Us
-27.27% - The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (vs. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose)
-28.57% - New Amsterdam (vs. Chicago Med)
-40.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Black Lightning)

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," 1.6/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "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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