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Fox’s ‘American Idol’ Tops Final Thursday in January

Adequate Sampling for NBC's 'You, Me and the Apocalypse' Opposite Sitcom Repeats on CBS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, January 28 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

Fox: 8.77 million, CBS: 7.32, NBC: 6.19, ABC: 2.72, CW: 2.25

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 2.3 rating/8 share, CBS: 1.5/ 5, NBC: 1.4/ 5, ABC and CW: 0.8/ 3 each

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Beyond the Tank
Viewers: 4.29 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 9.62 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)

NBC – You, Me and the Apocalypse (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.12 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 8.16 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 2.89 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Beyond the Tank
Viewers: 3.73 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4t)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 7.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

NBC – You, Me and the Apocalypse (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.87 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 9.08 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 2.79 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – My Diet is Better Than Yours (season or series finale)
Viewers: 2.12 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 7.79 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 7.13 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 8.85 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.73 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – My Diet is Better Than Yours (season or series finale)
Viewers: 1.94 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4t)

CBS – Angel From Hell
Viewers: 6.71 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 7.00 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 8.99 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.60 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4t)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – My Diet is Better Than Yours (season or series finale)
Viewers: 2.07 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 6.37 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Shades of Blue
Viewers: 6.60 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – My Diet is Better Than Yours (season or series finale)
Viewers: 2.18 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 5.81 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Shades of Blue
Viewers: 6.41 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. FROM NBC

    “YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE” DELIVERS NBC’S HIGHEST RATING IN THE SLOT WITH REGULARS SINCE NOV. 5

    “APOCALYPSE” TOPS ABC’S “BEYOND THE TANK” AND CW’S WEEK 2 OF “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW”

    “SHADES OF BLUE” RETAINS 100% OF ITS RATING JAN. 14 VS. THE PRIOR REPUBLICAN DEBATE, WINS AT 10 AMONG ABC, CBS & NBC

    L+3: THE HIGHLY TIME-SHIFTED “SHADES” GREW BY A BIGGEST-YET +75% LAST WEEK IN 18-49 AND NEARLY 4 MILLION VIEWERS OVERALL GOING FROM L+SD NIELSENS TO L+3 – PLUS 800,000 FULL-EPISODE VIEWS ON NBC.COM & HULU

    DESPITE DEBATE COMPETITION, “BLACKLIST” EQUALS ITS HIGH SINCE THE SHOW’S SEASON PREMIERE LAST OCT. 1

    “BLACKLIST” IS ESTIMATED TO GROW TO A 3.1 IN L+7+ALT. PLATFORMS, “SHADES OF BLUE” TO A 2.9

    Thursday Primetime Results:

    Estimates After 7 Days of Time-Shifting and Alt-Platform Viewing: Blacklist, 3.1; Shades of Blue, 2.9.

    “You, Me and the Apocalypse” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Delivers NBC’s highest rating in the time period since Dec. 10 (1.2).

    · Earns NBC’s slot high with regular programming since Nov. 5 (1.3).

    · Generates NBC’s best total-viewer result in the slot with regulars since Oct. 1 (5.004 million).

    · Outrates ABC’s “Beyond the Tank” (1.1) and CW’s Week 2 of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (1.1) in 18-49, as well as total viewers.

    · Beats NBC slot average last season by +20% in 18-49 rating (1.2 vs. 1.0, L+SD non-sports).

    “Shades of Blue” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Is close to rounding up to a 1.4 (currently reporting a 1.34 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Against high-rated Republican debate competition, retains 93% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.4) and +94% in total viewers (6.507 million vs. 6.935 million).

    · Retains 100% versus the prior Thursday featuring Republican debate competition in 18-49(1.3 vs.. 1.3 on Jan. 14).

    · Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49, total viewers and nearly every other key demo

    · Improved the time period by +22% versus what NBC averaged before “Shades” (1.3 vs. 1.1, L+SD non-sports).

    · In its first four weeks has delivered NBC’s only four in-season regular-program wins in the Thursday 10 p.m. hour in 18-49 versus original ABC and CBS competition in nearly six years (since March 4, 2010).

    · Has now generated NBC’s four highest total-viewer results in the slot with in-season regular programming in nearly six years (since March 25, 2010, “Marriage Ref,” 6.6 million).

    · Is a highly time-shifted series, with its L+3 lift increasing each week since the show’s debut, from +58% in 18-49 in Week 1, to +72% in Week 2 to +75% in Week 3.

    · These numbers will increase dramatically with time-shifting and viewing on alternate platforms:

    o Last week’s “Shades of Blue” grew by a best-yet +75% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.36 to 2.38), the #2 biggest percentage increase of the night on the Big 4, and by 3.8 million persons in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 10.7 million).

    o In L+7, the Jan. 7 premiere of “Shades of Blue” grew by +72% in adult 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.81 to 3.12) and +4.9 million persons in total viewers (8.6 million vs. 13.5 million), the #2 biggest L+7 increase of the week on the Big 4 and NBC’s #3 L+7 lift ever for a series premiere ever.

    o Last week’s “Shades of Blue” added more than 800,000 full-episode views (P2+) in seven days on NBC.com and Hulu (820,730, +8% vs. the prior week’s 756,461).

    “The Blacklist” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

    · Against high-rated Republican debate competition, equaled its highest rating since the show’s season premiere Oct. 1 (1.8).

    · Is up +7%% versus last week’s 1.5 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings and is equaling last week’s 1.6 in official nationals.

    · Ranks #2 or tied for #2 in the slot among the Big 4 nets in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34.

    · Improves the slot +33% versus NBC’s average last season (1.6 vs. 1.2, L+SD non-sports) and is up +33% in total viewers (7.067 million vs. 5.333 million)

    · These numbers will increase dramatically with time-shifting and viewing on alternate platforms — “Blacklist” has grown by +99% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.50 to a 2.98) and 4.9 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 11.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    · Upscale: “Blacklist” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 150 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current” including L+3)..

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.0/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.7/4 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; 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, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/1 with an encore).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

  2. FROM ABC

    Beyond the Tank (8-9pm – 4.0 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): In the 8pm hour, ABC’s Beyond the Tank built week to week by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3), hitting its highest rating on the night this year. The ABC unscripted show essentially tied NBC’s debut of You, Me and the Apocalypse in the hour with young adults (1.1/4 vs. 1.2/4).

    My Diet is Better than Yours (9-11pm – 2.1 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49): From 9-11pm, ABC’s season finale of My Diet is Better than Yours grew 17% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.7/2 vs. 0.6/2), matching its series high set on its premiere.

  3. A rather meh start for You, Me and the Apocalypse. I believe it’s already aired overseas so those who were interested in it last night could probably find the rest of the episodes.

    • It beat the last few episodes of Heroes, so NBC has to be pleased with that. It also rated higher than Rob Lowe’s other (highly promoted) show The Grinder, so that’s kind of interesting too. The real test will be next week. Will viewers return and also, I believe it’ll be against the return of Grey’s and probably a new BBT.

      So yeah, it’ll probably take a dive next week. 🙂

  4. Ahhhh, Elementary continues is downward trajectory with limited competition…how this show lasted so long on this night is beyond me. I understand syndication monies but c’mon, this show has been a loser since day 1.

    Idol is still solid, I question FOX cancelling this show, its still a money maker.

    NBC looks weak all around, nothing special.

    LOT while doing respectable numbers for the CW is IMO a bit of a let down…I feel that there is no one to root for….I like Firestorm but can’t stand Capt Cold, his brother or the girl who IMO has no powers and (like Batman) should be easily beaten in a fight. The Atom IMO is miscast or they just need to develop this scientist more. I Like Hawkman/Hawkgirl but is last nights “event” really mean the end for Hawkman? Why get rid of one of the good ones? All in all, the show is okay but not nearly as good as the Flash

    The 100 last week was laughable, and since when is Clark all lesbian? Wasn’t she head over heals over that one guy last season? Now she just jumps ship? Again, more cries from the writers of this show to get more viewers (newsflash, it ain’t working). The show seems to have lost something this season….not sure what, but if “feels” different. I haven’t watched last nights episode yet but I’m sure it will be ridiculous…Just kill Clark off already!!! If the belief of the warriors is whoever kills her gains her power than why are they holding her ransom???? So Stupid, just kill her and be done with it…she adds NOTHING to the show. In fact, kill 1/2 the stars off and center it around the lead male, that guy is believable as a ruthless leader….Clark is laughable, why ANYONE would follow her or her mom is ludicrous

    • Joe, don’t you remember Clarke making out with Lexa last season? You probably fast-forwarded thru all Clarke’s scenes last season and missed that part. lol
      I liked this 2nd episode of 100 better than the premiere. Can’t wait to see Brenda Strong as the Ice Queen. Hard to imagine her being filthy dirty like everyone else on the show but maybe she’ll be the only one on the show that is all dolled up instead. lol Wonder if she’ll wear a bra? (Seinfeld) The ‘City of Lights’ reveal could set up some interesting things this season.
      Legends of Tomorrow is ok. I’ll give it a while longer to find its groove. The cast is fine and I just love watching Caity Lotz kick butt. Great seeing her in 70’s garb – she has the perfect features for 60’s and 70’s attire.
      Ratings: I’m surprised the Apocalypse comedy did as well as it did. Haven’t watched it yet. Everything else was rather predictable and usual.

      • No Bats, I didn’t FF that, my guess is that the show is so bad its laughable…and I just forgot. I must say that when they were dragging her around I was like “KILL HER!!!” But nooooooooo, they don’t….I still say she adds NOTHING to the show….and why would ANYONE follow her??? Not sure if I can watch this season as its becoming a chore to watch…I swear the best thing about it last year was coming on this site to complain about it, but this site has changed and my Weds night viewing is a bit cluttered so I don’t get to this show until Thursday….for now I will keep watching though………..

  5. You Me and The Apocalpyse was slightly higher than Heroes but tougher competition from ABC is coming. This probably won’t survive.