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‘The Voice’ Leads NBC to Thursday Victory

'When We Rise' Continues to Generate Minimal Interest on ABC

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.2/ 9, CBS: 4.1/ 7, Fox: 2.0/ 3, ABC: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.9/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +136, CBS: -15, CW: -25, ABC: -60, Fox: -67

-Ratings Breakdown:
An 8 p.m. Thursday edition of NBC’s “The Voice” led the evening with a 6.9 rating/12 share in the household overnights. Comparably that bested encore telecasts of CBS’ competing “The Big Bang Theory” (#2: 5.9/10) and “Mom” (#2: 4.6/ 8) by an average of 31 percent, and it led NBC to rare overnight victory for the night.

Airing out of “The Voice,” NBC’s “Chicago Med” perked up to a first-place 5.6/ 9 at 9 p.m. Next was week two of spin-off “The Blacklist: Redemption” at 3.3/ 6 at 10 p.m., which dominated the time period and built from its week-ago opener (2.9/ 5 on Feb. 23) by 14 percent. But the overnight retention for “The Blacklist: Redemption” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “Chicago Med” (5.5/ 9) was lacking at 60 percent. That 2.9 overnight household rating last week translated into 4.26 million viewers and a 0.8 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 (based on the Live + Same Day data).

Also on CBS was an repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” (#2: 4.9/ 8 at 9 p.m.) into a 3.5/ 6 (#2) for an encore of “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 p.m. Next was recent entry “Training Day,” featuring the late Bill Paxton, at a slightly improved 3.0/ 5 (#2) at 10 p.m.

On ABC, 8 p.m. special “When We Rise: The People Behind the Story” (#4: 2.1/ 4 at 8 p.m.) led into a mere1.6/ 3 for night three of “When We Rise” at 9-11 p.m. Needless to say, ABC is unlikely to develop another limited series of this magnitude anytime in the near future.

In season (or series) finale news was Fox’s “My Kitchen Rules” at a sluggish 1.6/ 3 (#4) at 9 p.m. Comparably, that dipped by 33 percent from lead-in “MasterChef” (#3: 2.4/ 4 at 8 p.m.). And The CW capped off the evening with typical overnight performances for “Supernatural” (#5: 1.2/ 2) and “Riverdale” (#5: 0.8/ 1).

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, March 2::

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise: The People Behind the Story”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.9/10 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.6/11 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise: The People Behind the Story”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 4.6/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.3/12 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (night three): 1.7/ 9 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.9/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.6/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “My Kitchen Rules” (season or series finale): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (night three): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.5/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “My Kitchen Rules” (season or series finale): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (night three): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Training Day”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Blacklist: Redemption”: 3.5/ 6 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (night three): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Training Day”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Blacklist: Redemption”: 3.0/ 5 (#1)

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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