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Minimal Sampling for ‘Of Kings and Prophets’ on ABC

Huge Sampling for 'Little Big Shots' on NBC

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, March 8 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Keep in mind that these ratings are time period based.

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 13.17 million, CBS: 7.29, ABC: 3.77, Fox: 1.84, CW: 971,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 3.0 rating/10 share, CBS: 1.1/ 4, ABC: 1.0/ 3, Fox: 0.7/ 2, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 4.92 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 8.40 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 12.25 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/ 9 (#1)

Fox – New Girl (episode 100)
Viewers: 2.68 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3t)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 1.24 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Real O’Neals (time period premiere)
Viewers: 4.01 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 8.33 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 13.53 million (#1), A18-49: 3.0/10 (#1)

Fox – Grandfathered
Viewers: 1.96 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 1.15 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (return)
Viewers: 3.65 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 8.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 13.77 million (#1), A18-49: 3.3/10 (#1)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R)
Viewers: 1.43 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – iZombie (R)
Viewers: 769,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (return)
Viewers: 3.36 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 7.97 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 14.16 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/11 (#1)

Fox – The Grinder (R)
Viewers: 1.27 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#4t)

CW – iZombie (R)
Viewers: 719,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#4t)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Of Kings and Prophets (series premiere)
Viewers: 3.47 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Limitless
Viewers: 5.62 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Little Big Shots (series premiere/preview)
Viewers: 13.13 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/10 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Of Kings and Prophets (series premiere)
Viewers: 3.17 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Limitless
Viewers: 5.22 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Little Big Shots (series premiere/preview)
Viewers: 12.20 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/10 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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

    “LITTLE BIG SHOTS” PREVIEW IS THE TOP-RATED ALTERNATIVE SERIES PREMIERE OR PREVIEW ON ANY NET IN FOUR-AND-A-HALF YEARS

    “LITTLE BIG SHOTS” BEATS ITS ABC-CBS SLOT COMPETITION COMBINED BY +61%

    “VOICE” GROWS VS. LAST WEEK’S PREMIERE TO ITS HIGHEST TUESDAY RESULTS SINCE SEPTEMBER

    Tuesday Primetime Results:

    NBC wins Tuesday among the Big 4 in every key measure, sweeping six of six half-hours in adults 18-49 and total viewers, led by the #1-2 shows of the night in every key category, “The Voice” and a special Tuesday preview of “Little Big Shots.”

    Starting with the 8:30 half-hour Sunday night, NBC has now led 17 consecutive primetime half-hours among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49

    A Tuesday preview of “Little Big Shots” (2.9/10 in 18-49, 12.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Ranks as the best alternative series premiere or preview on any network in four-and-a-half years (since Fox’s ”X-Factor” on 9/21/11, 4.4 A18-49, 8-10 p.m.)

    · Is the best NBC alternative series premiere or preview in nearly five years (since “The Voice” on 4/26/11, 5.1 A18-49, 9-11 p.m.)

    · Ranks as the top alternative series premiere or preview on any network in five years (since Secret Millionaire on 3/6/11, 12.695 million, 8-9 p.m.)

    · Scores as the most-watched NBC alternative series premiere or preview in six years (since “The Marriage Ref” out of the Olympic Closing Ceremony on 2/28/10, 14.448 million, 10:31-11:01pm)

    · Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure.

    · Outscores the combined ABC-CBS competition by +61% in adults 18-49 (3.1 vs. 1.0 for CBS and 0.8 for ABC).

    · Scores NBC’s highest 18-49 and total-viewer results in the slot since the “Voice” finale Dec. 15 (3.1 in 18-49, 13.3 million viewers overall in the 10-11 p.m. hour).

    · The regular-slot premiere of “Little Big Shots” is scheduled for this Sunday, March 13, from 8-9 p.m. ET.

    “The Voice” (3.1/10 in 18-49, 13.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET):

    · Grows versus last week’s Tuesday season premiere by +3% in 18-49 (3.1 vs. 3.0) and +9% in total viewers (13.427 million vs. 12.285 million).

    · Scores the show’s top Tuesday 18-49 and total-viewer results since Sept. 29, 2015 (3.7 in 18-49, 13.603 million viewers overall).

    · Ranks #1 or tied for #1 among all of last night’s telecasts on the Big 4 networks in every key measure.

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – season to date, Monday’s “Voice” has grown by +24% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 2.91 to a 3.62) and 2.1 million viewers overall (11.8 million to 13.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    · Upscale: Tuesday’s “Voice” has delivered a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 116 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current,” including L+3).

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In adult 18-49 rating in the local people meters, Jimmy Fallon’s encore (0.9) matched the combined ABC-CBS original results for “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.4) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.5).

    · In 18-49 in the local people meters, Seth Meyers’ rebroadcast (0.5) beat Colbert’s original (0.4) and tied Kimmel’s first-run (0.5), despite the later start time for Meyers’ encore.

    · In 18-49, Carson Daly’s rebroadcast (0.3) topped Corden’s original (0.2) and tied a first-run “Nightline” (0.3), despite starting an hour later than both shows.

    · Fallon’s guests Tuesday night included Donald Trump, Ken Jeong and musical guest Cam (encore).

    · Meyers’ guests Tuesday included Senator John McCain, JB Smoove and musical guest Lukas Graham (encore).

    · Daly’s guests Tuesday night included Mayim Bialik, Jonathan Krisel and musical guest Miami Horror (encore).

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.9/8 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.9/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/5 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 1.3/5 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” (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s first-run “Late Late Show” (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 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. Woah Little Big Shots premiered well! If that carries over to Sundays NBC is going to be very happy

    • It did well and I think it underscores how bad the scripted shows are that they can’t do as well… 🙁

  3. LBS did much better than I thought it would. On Sundays, it’ll be interesting to see how it does. I wonder if airing after AFHV (which I realize is on ABC) will help it? Seems like the ABC audience might carry over really well to LBS.

    Real O’Neils did okay too. A step up from Muppets for sure.

    • 4 million viewers for a premiere is not OK, especially if ABC wants to avoid FOX and NBC’s fate.

  4. WOAH! WOAH! Little Big Shots hit big out of the gate and that hold at 10:30pm is grand. I asked the question recently does LBS have a shot to be NBC’s next AGT a little surprise that they had from the summer of 2006. This could be huge for the network to add a potential self-starter. I think this show is going to be huge for them not Voice huge but at least on AGT’s level once it moves over to Sundays. This debut reminds me a little bit of 5th Grader’s debut out of American Idol back in 2007 I believe. Both shows debuted around the same time too.

    Very smart move on NBC’s end to debut out of The Voice too an audience that is likely not to switch the channel. This is why I think NBC should think about producing The Voice Kids for the summer season. Either way LBS debuting big like this will help their new promising comedies Carmichael and Crowded which I really hope succeed and at least if their lead-in is this decent they will probably do similar to Undateable and One Big Happy from last year although Crowded needs to do more like Undateable than One Big Happy.

    I know people are tired of Steve Harvey but he’s still a big draw and they made the right move having him as host. I saw some of it last night and I liked his interactions with the kids and audience. The Bruce Lee kid was amazing.

    No matter if it’s Chicago Fire or LBS, NBC owns this Tuesday 10pm slot right now. That’s another reason why ABC’s Of Kings and Prophets had no chance in hell of succeeding plus I think there was no interest in this anyways. ABC’s best bet is just to move Castle to Tuesdays to this slot next season.

    Also bad debut out of the gate for The Real O’Neals, if it continues to perform like this ABC shouldn’t bring it back. The show itself is real bad checked it out with high hopes last night and cringed at it. I thought it would be like The Goldbergs and it was boring and not funny. Won’t be back for this one honestly.

    • While I have not yet seen last night’s episode of Real O’Neals, I did enjoy the first two eps. I am going to continue with it to see if the characters develop more.

      • If ABC keeps it next season I might give it a revisit but I hated it so much here that I don’t want to give it another chance anytime soon. From past history I know comedies historically get off to bad starts but you can sort of tell early on if there’s any potential for it to be better and that’s why I’m giving Dr. Ken a second chance because even how bad it was out of the start I still saw some potential out of it at the time.

  5. Watched Of Kings and Prophets. Quite boring and mundane. Nothing big. I expected this. Zero advertising and these type shows are DOA. I await ABC pulling it from the schedule and putting Shark Tank repeats here.

    • Great point about the lack of advertising. It looks like ABC was expecting it to tank and didn’t even bother to launch it (but had to because of lack of product on the shelf).

      That said O’Neals had a decent campaign and didn’t do meaningfully better.

  6. 100 low-rated episdoes for FLop Girl.

    Congratulations FOX for wasting (at least) 200 million Dollars…

    So sad. 🙁