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CBS Finishes First in Households in Each of the Six Half-Hours

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 7.6/12, NBC: 4.6/ 8, ABC: 2.7/ 4, Fox: 2.2/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

Fox: + 5, ABC: no change, NBC: + 2, CBS: -12, CW: -29

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-Winners:
“NCIS” (CBS), “Bull” (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:
“The Middle” (ABC), “The Wall” (NBC), “Chicago Fire” (NBC), “Chicago PD” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“New Girl” (Fox), “Bones” (Fox), “The Real O’Neals” (ABC), “No Tomorrow” (CW)

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Ratings Breakdown:

It was a typically easy Tuesday overnight household victory for CBS, which featured the regularly scheduled combination of “NCIS” (9.7 rating/15 share), “Bull” (7.2/11) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (6.1/11). The three dramas finished first in households in each of the six half-hours.

NBC got some promising news care of the Tuesday 8 p.m. time period debut of game show “The Wall,” which at a second-place 4.1/ 7 jumped by 32 percent from the 3.1 household rating for the prior night’s 10 p.m. preview. Comparably, “The Wall” should be competitive in the hour in adults 18-49 (and all the key demos).

“The Wall” led into the crossover of “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD,” which “Chicago Fire” rising to a 4.8/ 8 at 9 p.m., building from the 8:30 p.m. portion of “The Wall” (4.3/ 7) by 12 percent. “Chicago PD” matched the overnight performance of “Chicago Fire,” also with a 4.8/ 8 (#2) at 10 p.m. Given the stability of the franchise, keep a positive eye (or two) on upcoming “Chicago Law” in midseason.

The second time period premiere last night was Fox sitcom “The Mick,” which scored a 2.3/ 4 (#2) at 8:30 p.m., building from relocated lead-in “New Girl” (#4: 1.8/ 3 at 8 p.m.) by 28 percent. Year-ago time period occupant “Grandfathered” scored a similar 2.2/ 3 at 8:30 p.m. The 12th, and final, season of “Bones” was stalled at the gate, with a 2.3/ 4 at 9 p.m. Historically, “Bones” could very well make the record books with the most number of different time periods than any other series.

ABC featured its two-hour sitcom rotation from 8-10 p.m.: “The Middle” (#2: 4.5/ 7), “American Housewife” (#3: 3.6/ 6), “Fresh Off the Boat” (#3: 2.9/ 5) and “The Real O’Neals” (#3t, 2.2/ 4). The weak link remains sophomore “The Real O’Neals.” And an encore telecast of special “David Blaine’s Magic” capped off the night with a 1.6/ 3 at 10 p.m.

The CW featured a repeat of “The Flash” (#5: 0.7/ 1) into a mere 0.4/ 1 for another burn-off installment of freshman drama “No Tomorrow,” which has clearly earned its cancellation stripes.

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, January 3 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS”: 9.7/16 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall” (time period premiere): 3.9/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “New Girl”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 9.7/15 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The Mick” (time period premiere): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh off the Boat”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 7.3/11 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 4.8/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Bones” (season premiere): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “No Tomorrow”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Real O’Neals”: 2.2/ 4 (#3t)
CBS – “Bull”: 7.0/11 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 4.7/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Bones” (season premiere): 2.2/ 4 (#3t)
CW – “No Tomorrow”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “David Blaine: Beyond Magic” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 6.2/10 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.8/ 8 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “David Blaine: Beyond Magic” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.9/11 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.9/ 2 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

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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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  • AJL

    “Chicago Justice”, I believe, not “Chicago Law”