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Updated Tuesday Ratings: CBS and NBC Share Leadership

TUESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 11.35 million, NBC: 6.85, Fox: 3.23, ABC: 2.8, CW: 2.00

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.5 rating/6 share, CBS: 1.3/ 5, Fox: 0.9/ 4, ABC and CW: 0.7/ 3 each

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle (R)
Viewers: 3.91 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 14.05 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 7 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 9 (#1)

Fox – New Girl
Viewers: 2.19 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.39 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – American Housewife (R)
Viewers: 3.07 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#5)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 14.03 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.49 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#1)

Fox – The Mick
Viewers: 2.35 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.32 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – American Housewife (R)
Viewers: 2.95 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 11.18 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Trial & Error
Viewers: 4.56 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

Fox – Bones (series finale)
Viewers: 4.02 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.70 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Fresh off the Boat (R)
Viewers: 2.58 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 10.50 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Trial & Error
Viewers: 3.37 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Bones (series finale)
Viewers: 4.36 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.57 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – People Icons (season or series finale)
Viewers: 2.24 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 9.46 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.49 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – People Icons (season or series finale)
Viewers: 2.10 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 8.91 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.73 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  • FROM NBC

    NBC WINS ITS 13TH STRAIGHT TUESDAY IN 18-49 WITH “THE VOICE” THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT BY A +31% MARGIN

    “VOICE” RETAINS 95% OF LAST WEEK’S FAST-AFFILIATE 2.2

    “CHICAGO FIRE” RULES AT 10

    “TRIAL & ERROR” RANKS #2 AT 9 P.M.

    Tuesday Primetime Ratings:

    NBC wins its 13th straight Tuesday in adults 18-49, with “The Voice” ranking as the #1 show of the night.

    “The Voice” (2.1/8 in 18-49, 10.0 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 by a +31% margin (with a 2.1 rating vs. a 1.6 for #2 “NCIS”).
    · Retains 95% of last week’s 2.2 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings in 18-49 and 91% versus last week’s 2.3 in official nationals.
    · Wins the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last week’s “Voice” grew +26% in 18-49 (2.26 to 2.85) and +1.7 million viewers overall (10.8 million to 12.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.
    · Upscale: Tuesday’s “Voice” is generating a solid upscale audience this season, indexing at a 111 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    “Chicago Fire” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Ranks #1 in the time slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34.
    · Wins among those nets by a +27% margin in 18-49 (1.4 vs. a 1.1 for CBS’ #2 “NCIS: New Orleans”).
    · It’s the 45th consecutive “Fire” original to win the 10 p.m. timeslot in 18-49 versus regular ABC-CBS competition, dating back to February 2015.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD:
    o Last week’s “Fire” grew +47% in 18-49 (1.54 to 2.26) and +2.8 million viewers overall (7.2 million to 10.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers.
    o So far this season, “Chicago Fire” has increased by +61% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.61 to a 2.60) and +3.7 million viewers overall (7.2 million to 10.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Trial & Error” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:30 p.m. ET):
    · Ranks #2 in the time period in adults 18-49 despite competition from Fox’s “Bones” series finale.
    · Finishes within 0.2 of last week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 1.0), while maintaining 100% among millennials (0.6 vs. 0.6 in adults 18-34) and growing among female millennials (0.8 vs. 0.7 in women 18-34).
    · Will increase with time-shifting and VOD viewers – last week’s 9 p.m. “Trial” grew +20% in 18-49 (1.23 to 1.47) and +804,000 viewers overall (5.3 million to 6.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.
    · Upscale: “Trial” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 124 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    A second episode of “Trial & Error” averaged a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.0/5; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.3/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 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, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  • mushu_jj

    I think it’s safe to say Trial and Error is a goner. Maybe NBC should just cut its losses and try their new dating reality show here and dump the comedy on Fridays. NBC has another new comedy coming next month. I’d try that after Superstore and dump Powerless on Friday as well.

    • Garebelman

      NBC is wasting the Voice lead in on a dud too. They should just do as you said and cut ties. They need something else in that time slot. Good thing Chicago Fire isn’t that lead in dependent.

  • JimU

    Time After Time cancelled by ABC. Match Game will take its spot on the schedule. Only the second time this season, a show won’t air all the episodes it’s produced (Doubt was the other.)

    • Garebelman

      I remember the days when networks canceled shows without question. They seem way more hesitant these days.

      • JimU

        I think it’s more economics driven than anything else. The network has already paid to have these episodes made and repeats don’t get the ratings they once did (remember a few years ago when CBS’s second highest rated sitcom was Big Bang repeats?) so if there is nothing else they can air, you might as well air what you have.

        • renamoretti1

          They also don’t have the money to make enough shows to program their networks decently any longer.

          Years and years of bad ratings have made budgets shrink to the point where they feel they have to air even the worst flops.

          Frankly, given the almost zero-rated stuff airing on CW, I’m surprised ABC did the right thing.

  • Garebelman

    Trial and Error needs to be PULLED and let something else air after the Voice. Waste of a lead in! Chicago Fire thankfully needs no help.

    New Girl and Mick duo is doing awful and sad to say Fox may just give New Girl another season.

    Bones ends on a season high in the demo and viewers. I haven’t seen the finale yet but I hear good things. Out of all the time slots, I believe its best ratings came Thursday at 8PM. Seemed to do much better in the 8PM slots than 9PM slots for whatever reason. Will miss the show. David Boreanaz has already put himself in a CBS pilot. The dude has been on TV since 1997 with Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the WB

    • renamoretti1

      New Girl is made by someone with great influence at FOX. She even got another show “because she’s already making a hit for us”…

      So yes, they want more of those flops…

      Boreanaz: Another actor who is treated like a superstar but never delivered. Bones without him and Deschanel might have been a big hit…

  • renamoretti1

    With the erosion of NCIS and BBT we’re going quickly towards a completely hitless TV landscape.

    But don’t worry, the press will tell us every show’s a hit…

    And once again, a big laugh at New Girl’s puny ratings…