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[06/12/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Don't" Opens on Top for ABC
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 (6/11/20):

ABC (3.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) led the demo race on Thursday thanks to a new "Holey Moley" (4.127 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), the premiere of "Don't" (4.205 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and a new "To Tell the Truth" (3.627 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

CBS (4.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (5.199 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), the finale to "Man with a Plan" (4.951 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4), "Mom" (4.549 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), a new "Broke" (4.043 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "SWAT" (2.841 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was NBC (2.181 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with fresh installments of "Council of Dads" (2.770 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Blindspot" (1.824 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.948 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.272 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up new episodes of "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.568 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Labor of Love" (0.976 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.487 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) offered up originals from "Burden of Truth" (0.536 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.438 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Labor of Love
+16.67% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Holey Moley
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Broke
0.00% - Celebrity Watch Party
0.00% - Burden of Truth
0.00% - In the Dark
-25.00% - Council of Dads
-33.33% - Blindspot

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - In the Dark
-14.29% - Man with a Plan (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-16.67% - Broke (vs. Life in Pieces)
-20.00% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. U.S. Open Championship: First Round)
-25.00% - Council of Dads (vs. Superstore (Repeat)/AP Bio)
-33.33% - Blindspot (vs. AP Bio/Abby's)
-40.00% - Labor of Love (vs. U.S. Open Championship: First Round)
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. iZombie)
-75.86% - Holey Moley (vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night/NBA Countdown)
-81.63% - Don't (vs. NBA Finals, Game 6)
-85.71% - To Tell the Truth (vs. NBA Finals, Game 6)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/13/19):

ABC (12.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) took home top honors on Thursday with its final mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (9.161 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "NBA Countdown" (10.106 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and the "NBA Finals, Game 6" (13.923 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

A distant second then went to CBS (4.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.424 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (5.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Mom" (4.553 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) plus new episodes of "Life in Pieces" (4.313 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Elementary" (3.823 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (2.217 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Open Championship: First Round" (2.217 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was NBC (1.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) with a repeat "Superstore" (2.190 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) alongside the penultimate "AP Bio" (1.718 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), the finales to "AP Bio" (1.414 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Abby's" (1.249 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.980 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "iZombie" (0.748 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "In the Dark" (0.638 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) concluded the night on The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - AP Bio (vs. 5/30/19)
0.00% - Abby's (vs. 5/30/19)
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - In the Dark

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+653.85% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. Various (Repeats))
+300.00% - NBA Countdown (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
+225.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-14.29% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
-16.67% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-28.57% - U.S. Open Championship: First Round (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-50.00% - AP Bio - 8:30 (vs. Little Big Shots)
-50.00% - Abby's (vs. Marlon)
-50.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
-57.14% - AP Bio - 9:00 (vs. Marlon)

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," 1.4/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 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," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore 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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