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CBS Tops Tuesday Overnights; ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fall Season-Ender Ignites ABC

Fox Remains a Veritable Wasteland

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 7.1/12, ABC: 6.4/11, NBC: 5.3/ 9, CW: 1.4/ 2, Fox: 1.1/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +55, CBS: + 1, NBC: – 2, ABC: -12, Fox: -35
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-Winners:
“NCIS” (CBS), “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “The Voice” (NBC), “The Flash” (CW), “This Is Us” (NBC), “Bull” (CBS)

-Losers:
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “New Girl” (Fox), “Scream Queens” (Fox), “No Tomorrow” (CW)
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-Ratings Breakdown:
It was another Tuesday household overnight victory for CBS (despite facing the fall season-finale of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars”) care of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 9.1 rating/15 share), “Bull” (#2: 6.8/11) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#2: 5.4/ 9).

The “Dancing With the Stars” season-ender, featuring the well-deserved victory of Laurie Hernandez, scored a dominant 7.5/12 from 9-11 p.m., building from sitcom “American Housewife” (#3: 4.0/ 6 at 8:30 p.m.) by 87 percent. The year-ago fall season-finale of “Dancing With the Stars” averaged an 8.7/14 in the household overnights (which translated into 13.49 million viewers and a 2.4 rating/8 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data). The positive news for “American Housewife” is the strong ongoing compatibility out of relocated lead-in “The Middle” (#3: 4.5/ 8 at 8 p.m.).

On NBC, freshman drama “This Is Us” remains the real deal, with a third-place 5.9/ 9 in the household overnights at 9 p.m. out of a 6.0/10 for lead-in “The Voice” at 8 p.m. Unfortunately, we only get 18 episodes of “This Is Us” in this first season, but count only many additional seasons ahead.

“Chicago Fire” capped off the night for NBC with a third-place 4.0/ 7 at 10 p.m.

Elsewhere, “The Flash” at a 2.2/ 4 in the household overnights at 8 p.m. remains The CW’s highest rated series. But freshman lead-out “No Tomorrow” earned its walking papers with a mere 0.6/ 1 from 9-10 p.m. Fox, meanwhile, was off the charts with its combination of comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#5: 1.5/ 3) and “New Girl” (#5: 1.3/ 2) and sophomore anthology “Scream Queens” (#4: 0.8/ 1). Note to Fox: it is time to let “New Girl” go.

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, November 22 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle”: 4.5/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 9.1/15 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.8/10 (#2)
Fox – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: 1.5/ 3 (#5)
CW – “The Flash”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 4.0/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 9.1/15 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/10 (#2)
Fox – “New Girl” 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season finale): 7.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “Bull”: 6.8/11 (#2)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.0/10 (#3)
Fox – “Scream Queens”: 0.8/ 1 (#4)
CW – “No Tomorrow”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season finale): 7.2/12 (#1)
CBS – “Bull”: 6.7/11 (#2)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 5.8/ 9 (#3)
Fox – “Scream Queens”: 0.7/ 1 (#4)
CW – “No Tomorrow”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season finale): 7.6/13 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.6/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 4.1/ 7 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season finale): 7.8/14 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 3.8/ 7 (#3)

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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    • Too bad the CW didn’t have something stronger on at 9:00. I wonder if they’ve ever been in the #4 position for their entire evening of original broadcasting??

      • The door is wide open for ALL the networks to do well, but CW, like FOX, keeps ordering from the same flop-makers and can’t even beat this disaster of a night for FOX…

    • A great example of what happens when you renew a mega-flop.

      Heads should be rolling at FOX for this, and many other, awful decisions motivated by cronyism, but they’re not, which says a lot about the state of Corporate Hollywood…