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[05/20/20 - 08:09 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Finale Hold Off Competition
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/19/20):

NBC (6.665 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held off the competition on Tuesday thanks to its "The Voice: Live Cutdown Show" (5.134 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (7.431 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

FOX (3.067 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was a close second with a special "The Masked Singer" (4.165 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) followed by a repeat "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (1.968 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.607 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat trio of "NCIS" (6.715 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "FBI" (5.623 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (4.482 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) offered up its specials "After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special" (2.633 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and "The Story of Soaps" (2.030 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, the linear debut of "DC's Stargirl" (1.207 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.803 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) rounded out the night on The CW (1.005 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - DC's Stargirl (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Masked Singer (vs. MasterChef Junior)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The 100)
-18.18% - The Voice
-38.46% - After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special (vs. American Housewife/The Kids Are Alright)
-43.40% - The Story of Soaps (vs. Various)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/21/19):

NBC (6.335 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) took home the adults 18-49 crown on Tuesday with the season finales to "The Village" (4.245 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "The Voice" (7.379 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

CBS (7.768 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with the season finale of "NCIS" (11.935 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), the debut of "Blood & Treasure" (6.459 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and a second "Blood & Treasure" (4.910 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was ABC (2.694 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its finale lineup of "American Housewife" (3.635 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "The Kids Are Alright" (2.958 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Black-ish" (2.917 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Bless This Mess" (2.807 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus a new "1969" (1.925 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.252 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a new "MasterChef Junior" (2.877 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and the season finale of "Mental Samurai" (1.627 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.738 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "The 100" (0.778 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.758 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 1969
+25.00% - Mental Samurai
+16.67% - Black-ish
+14.29% - MasterChef Junior
+10.00% - The Voice
+9.09% - NCIS
0.00% - The Village
0.00% - The Kids Are Alright
0.00% - Bless This Mess
-12.50% - American Housewife
-33.33% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Hancock (Repeat))
0.00% - Mental Samurai (vs. Hancock (Repeat))
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Blood & Treasure - 9:00 (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - Blood & Treasure - 10:00 (vs. 48 Hours: NCIS)
-20.00% - 1969 (vs. For the People)
-26.67% - The Voice
-33.33% - The 100
-40.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-45.45% - The Village (vs. The Voice Recap)
-56.25% - Black-ish (vs. The Middle)
-66.67% - The Kids Are Alright (vs. The Middle)
-70.83% - American Housewife (vs. Roseanne)

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," 1.9/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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