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Solid Sampling for Fox’s ‘The X-Files’ / ‘Lucifer’ Combo

'The X-Files' Tops Night in Adults 18-49 with a 3.3 Rating/10 Share in the Demo

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, January 25 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 9.50 million, Fox: 8.42, ABC: 6.46, NBC: 3.77, CW: 956,000

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 2.4 rating/7 share, ABC: 1.9/ 6, CBS: 1.7/ 5, NBC: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.99 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 7.95 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#3)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 4.89 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#4)

Fox – The X-Files (time period premiere)
Viewers: 9.62 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/10 (#1)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 1.01 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.72 million (#3), A18-49: 2.3/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 8.00 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Telenovela
Viewers: 3.26 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

Fox – The X-Files (time period premiere)
Viewers: 9.76 million (#1), A18-49: 3.3/10 (#1)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 838,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.39 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 10.70 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#3)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.55 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Lucifer (series premiere)
Viewers: 7.27 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 1.03 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.69 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1t)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 10.45 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.70 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Lucifer (series premiere)
Viewers: 7.05 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1t)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 943,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor Live
Viewers: 4.56 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 10.17 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.61 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor Live
Viewers: 3.43 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.72 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.65 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

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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  1. FROM NBC

    “BIGGEST LOSER” JUMPS +20% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49, MATCHES ITS SEASON HIGH

    Monday Primetime Results:

    “The Biggest Loser 17” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):

    • Equals its season high in 18-49 (1.2, previously scored with the show’s season premiere on Jan. 4) and also delivered its most-watched episode since the season debut on Jan. 4 (3.9 million).

    • Jumps week to week by +20% in 18-49 (1.0 to 1.2) and +5% in total viewers (3.625 million vs. 3.450 million).

    • For its second hour from 10-11 p.m., ranks #2 or tied for #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and most other key demos.

    • From 10-11 p.m. finishes #1 among those networks in adults 18-34.

    • Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last week’s “Loser” grew by +36% in 18-49 (0.98 to 1.33) and 998,000 viewers (3.5 million to 4.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    • Upscale: Has generated a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

    “Superstore” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET):

    • Is close to rounding to a 1.5 (currently reporting a 1.44 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    • Versus Fox’s regular-slot premiere of “The X-Files,” finishes within 0.2 of last week’s 1.6 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.6) and within 0.3 of last week’s 1.7 in official nationals.

    • Will add substantial viewership with time-shifting and VOD: Last week’s “Superstore” grew by +24% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.65 to 2.05) and by 841,000 viewers overall (5.7 million to 6.5 million).

    “Telenovela” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):

    • Versus Fox’s regular-slot premiere of “The X-Files,” finishes within 0.2 of last week’s 1.1 in 18-49.

    • Will add significant viewership with time-shifting and VOD: The prior week’s “Telenovela” increased by +16% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.13 to 1.32) and by 519,000 viewers overall (3.9 million to 4.4 million)

    • Upscale: Has generated a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 119 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

    Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were the #1-2 late-night shows in 18-49 in the 25 Nielsen markets with local people meters.

    • In adult 18-49 rating in the local people meters, Fallon (0.8) equaled the combined results of CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.4) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.4).

    • In 18-49 in the local people meters, Meyers (0.5) beat Colbert (0.4) and Kimmel (0.4), despite Meyers’ later start time.

    • Fallon’s guests Monday night included Kate Hudson, Dan Patrick and musical guest G-Eazy.

    • Meyers’ guests Monday included Dakota Johnson, Brian d’Arcy James, Adam McKay and musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen.

    • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.4/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4.

    • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2.

    • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 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” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/1 with an encore).

    • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    For the Week:

    • NBC has averaged a 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Jan. 18-24 , according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research.

    • Ranking among the week’s Top 30 primetime programs on the Big 4 in adults 18-49 last week were Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” (tied for #12), Monday’s “Superstore” (tied for #17), Wednesday’s “Law & Order: SVU” (tied for #17), Thursday’s “Blacklist” (tied for #23), Tuesday’s “Chicago Med” (tied for #23) and Wednesday’s “Chicago P.D.” (tied for #27). Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

    • Through the opening 18 weeks of the 2015-16 season, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demos, while placing #2 in total viewers.

    • NBC leads the season by a +13% margin in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. a 2.3 for #2 CBS), up from a year-ago lead of +4%. It’s the biggest margin through 18 weeks of the season for any network in six years, since Fox held a +16% lead at this point in 2009-10.

    • NBC is matching its year-ago season average in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.6, “most current”) and adults 25-54 (3.2 vs. 3.2), and is up +3% season to season in total viewers (9.3 million vs. 9.0 million).

    • The 9.3 million is NBC’s highest total-viewer average 18 weeks into the season in nine years (since averaging 9.9 million at this point in 2006-07).

    WEEKLY AVERAGES

    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    Fox 4.4/14, 5.6 million

    CBS 1.5/5, 1.8 million

    NBC 1.1/4, 1.4 million

    ABC 1.1/3, 1.4 million

    CW 0.7/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    Fox 5.2/14, 6.2 million

    CBS 2.1/6, 2.5 million

    NBC 1.5/4, 1.8 million

    ABC 1.3/4, 1.6 million

    CW 0.8/2, 1.0 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    Fox 4.4/12, 13.2 million

    CBS 2.9/8, 8.7 million

    NBC 1.7/4, 4.9 million

    ABC 1.3/4, 4.0 million

    CW 0.7/2, 2.0 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

    SEASON TO DATE

    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    NBC 2.6/9, 3.3 million

    CBS 2.3/8, 2.9 million

    Fox 2.1/7, 2.7 million

    ABC 1.8/6, 2.3 million

    CW 0.7/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    NBC 3.2/9, 3.9 million

    CBS 3.1/9, 3.7 million

    Fox 2.5.7, 3.0 million

    ABC 2.3/6, 2.7 million

    CW 0.8/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 3.7/10, 11.1 million

    NBC 3.1/9, 9.3 million

    ABC 2.3/6, 6.8 million

    Fox 2.2/6, 6.4 million

    CW 0.6/2, 1.8 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

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

  2. Wow Supergirl way to go against much stronger competition and still remain the same. Thats a winner in my book

    • It did lose quite a few viewers, but I doubt it was the competition.

      In any case, its ratings levels make it yet another flop, even if CBS will renew it.

      • Its quite funny isnt it that its only a flop in your eyes. Is Empire the only show not a flop for you lol

        • It’s doing less than the network’s average. It is not doing any better than the shows it replaced that were moved because they weren’t doing well. Except for when its environment changed (with DWTS moving etc…) it kept losing its audience…

          Sorry but the data backs me. It’s not a hit.

          “Flop” is more in the eye of the beholder and given that, like most things Greg Berlanti, it was given a huge push for no results, I’ll call it a flop.

          To answer your other question:

          NCIS and BBT are still hits.

          Blue Bloods, Scorpion, Empire, NOLA and NCIS LA are solid.

          That’s pretty much it.

            • Its average is really not telling. It’s where it is now that counts as it tells us more about the future than the premiere ratings (see Intelligence for a great example)

              It has now fallen below 7 million viewers and NCIS, NOLA, NCISLA, BBT and Scorpion have higher ratings by now (also Hawaii 5-0 and probably Life in Pieces, Mike and Molly and Mom).

              And no, I’m not counting the PR spin demo numbers, but the real audience.

              Don’t understand how those facts make me “live in the past”… They’re right now and they speak volumes.

              • Again you are totally forgetting and DENYING 3 weeks in a row it averaged way more. Its clear as day and night this was a glitch due to iowa caucus, 2 min delay on a night where the older skewing shows was on a repeat. So people actually thought when they showed iowa and then superbowl that it was not gonna air. I have seen several say that. But you are not bright enough to see that i guess

                • I don’t attack your intelligence. Why are you attacking mine?

                  I actually don’t think the 2 minute delay did much to affect its performance. People do know better when there are live events going on (or perhaps you will also attack their intelligence…)

                  I don’t have a “story”. I am just observing the ratings of Supergirl.

                  It reached yet another season low… Isn’t it true? It’s something like the 8th for this season (too lazy to check! 😀 )

                  Apparently this makes you so mad you lower yourself to insults.

                  I also don’t see why you call other shows “older-skewing” without
                  mentioning what you’re talking about. Is that ageism rising its ugly
                  head?

                  • 8th ?? wow you really are not good at math LOL gonna listen to the 2 moderators herre instead of a troll like you

                    • Once again, I don’t call you names or attack you.

                      Why is my pointing out Supergirl’s poor ratings giving you license to try (unsuccessfully) to bully me? 🙁

                      What a shame!! 🙁

                      BTW, I actually told you I wasn’t checking the number of series lows this year so how is my “math” bad?!!

      • Its doing fantastic that is a fact. Marc and Douglas here all say its a shoo-in to be renewed. Which means its performing very good

        • Flop Girl was also a sho-in to be renewed.

          It’s not my turn to tell others to “live with the times”: The time when only hits were renewed is long, long gone.. 🙁

  3. FROM ABC

    ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 6.5 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49): ABC ran a strong second on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.9/6) to Fox’s Monday premieres (X-Files/Lucifer), beating original lineups on CBS (+12% – 1.7/5) and NBC (+58% – 1.2/4). The Net ranked #1 on the night in Adults 18-34 (1.8/7-tie) and Women 18-34 (2.6/9).

    The Net was up 12% week to week to deliver a new season best on Monday in Adults 18-49.

    The Bachelor (8-10pm – 7.7 million and 2.3/7 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelor was Monday’s #1 TV series for the 4th week in a row in Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-3/4W18-49).

    The Bachelor built for the 2nd-straight week with Total Viewers (+9% – 7.7 million vs. 7.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% – 2.3/7 vs. 2.2/6), setting new season highs on both counts.

    The Bachelor Live (10-11pm – 4.0 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49): At 10pm, ABC’s The Bachelor Live outdrew the final hour of NBC’s 2-hour The Biggest Loser in Total Viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.6 million) and grew week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3). The Bachelor Live won its hour with Women 18-34, ranking #1 against its broadcast competition for the 4th week in a row.

    • Lucifer seemed serviceable as a crime drama in this broadcast landscape. Now Fox has two workable clones of Castle, joining Rosewood.

      • It is only week 1 so I think we’ll have to see in the coming weeks. Once it loses the X-Files lead in and Gotham comes back, it could be a whole different story!

        • It will be interesting how much audience X-Files will lose after its so-so debut (given the huge promotional push).

          The drop-off for Lucifer was less than disastrous, but remember that “disastrous” is really not the standard (altough FOX works very hard to make it seem that way!)

  4. FROM CBS

    CBS Monday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “SCORPION” IS MONDAY’S MOST WATCHED BROADCAST

    “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” SWEEPS TIME PERIOD; NIGHT’S #2 BROADCAST IN VIEWERS

    “SUPERGIRL” MAINTAINS A18-49 RATING OPPOSITE “X-FILES”

    CBS WINS MONDAY IN VIEWERS

    At 8:00 PM, SUPERGIRL averaged 7.97m, 1.8 in A18-49 (nc) and 2.3 in A25-54.

    At 9:00 PM, SCORPION was first in viewers (10.58m) and averaged 1.8 in A18-49 and 2.7 in A25-54. SCORPION was Monday’s most watched broadcast.

    At 10:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (9.95m), A18-49 (1.5, second best of the season behind last week’s season high) and 2.2 in A25-54. NCIS: LOS ANGELES was Monday’s #2 program in viewers.

    For the night, CBS was first in viewers (9.50m).

  5. Wow…. The Bachelor is still killing it after all these seasons. It’s numbers are surpassing even Survivor and are heading into The Voice territory. Kudo’s to ABC for keeping the show potent after so many years and so many imitators and rip-offs. There are more people at work who talk about what happens on The Bachelor than any other reality show currently on television.

    Impressive time period debut by X-Files – esp. the increase in the half-hour. I’ll be interested to see how this does going forward, but even if it falls into the mid-2’s it was a success for FOX. How they proceed in future seasons (bring them back.. reboot…) has me most interested.

      • That is one show that I just cannot understand the appeal. To each his own, but it just does not appeal to me. I was laughing because I saw where ABC is going to have a special for its 20th anniversary. I think the title is something like “The Bachelor: 20 Seasons of Love” and I thought, that show has nothing to do with love.

  6. FROM ABC – WEEKLY RATINGS

    Primetime Rating Report for the Week of January 18, 2016

    (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

    ABC Gains 10% in Adults 18-49 to Tie Its Top-Rated Week Since November

    “The Bachelor” Is Up 10% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 and

    Ranks as Monday’s No. 1 TV Series for the 3rd Week in a Row

    “The Bachelor Live” Continues to Win Its Time Slot in Women 18-34

    “Marvel’s Agent Carter” Premiere Spikes 44% in Adult 18-49 L+3 Playback

    From 8-9 p.m. on Wednesday, ABC’s “The Middle” and “The Goldbergs” Rank

    as the Top Scripted Shows in Adults 18-49 and Beat the CBS Comedies by 12%

    “Modern Family” and “black-ish” Win Wednesday’s 9 p.m. Hour in Adults 18-49

    “American Crime” Holds Steady With Its Week-Ago Premiere in Adults 18-49

    and Builds on Its Opener Among Men 18-34 and Men 25-54

    ABC Dominates Saturday Across Key Adult and Men Demos with

    the Premiere of “NBA Saturday Night on ABC” as the No. 1 TV Show

    “NBA Saturday Night on ABC” Delivers the Season’s Most Watched NBA Game

    Week No. 18

    During the week of January 18, 2016, ABC grew 10% from the prior week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/3 vs. 1.0/3) to tie a 7-week high – since w/o 11/30/15.

    Monday

    ABC ran in a near tie for No. 1 on Monday in Adults 18-49 with CBS’ original drama line up (1.7/5 vs. 1.8/5), while topping Fox by 13% (1.5/4) and NBC by 55% (1.1/3). ABC’s “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV series for the 3rd week in a row with Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across all key Women.

    “The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.6 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):

    From 8:00-10:01 p.m., “The Bachelor” ranked No. 1 in each half-hour in Adults 18-49.

    • “The Bachelor” grew week to week in Total Viewers (+10% – 7.6 million vs. 6.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 2.2/6 vs. 2.0/6).

    “The Bachelor Live” (10:01-11:00 p.m. – 3.9 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

    At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor Live” outdrew the final hour of NBC’s 2-hour “The Biggest Loser” in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.5 million) and nearly tied among Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 1.0/3). “The Bachelor Live” won its hour with Women 18-34 (1.1/4), ranking No. 1 against its broadcast competition for the 3rd week running.

    Tuesday

    “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.2 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

    After 3 days of TV playback, the second season premiere of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent Carter” spiked +44% in Adults 18-49 (0.9 rating to 1.3 rating) over its L+SD number, marking the show’s 3rd-biggest-ever playback lift.

    Wednesday

    Despite airing a repeat “Modern Family” in the middle of Wednesday’s primetime, ABC (1.5/5) ran competitive with original schedules on CBS (1.7/6) and Fox (1.7/5) in Adults 18-49 while matching NBC’s original drama lineup (1.5/5). The Net tied for No. 1 on the night in Women 18-34 and straight out won the broadcast race with Teens 12-17.

    “The Middle”/”The Goldbergs” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 6.7 million and 1.9/6 in AD18-49):

    From 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” and “The Goldbergs” ranked as the No. 1 scripted shows in their respective slots for the 3rd week in a row in Adults 18-49, beating CBS’ comedies by 12% (1.9/6 vs. 1.7/6 for “2 Broke Girls”/”Mike & Molly”). “The Goldbergs” built on its lead-in by 11% at 8:30 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6 vs. 1.8/6) to finish as the No. 2 TV show of the night, behind only Fox’s “American Idol” and tie CBS’ “Criminal Minds” as Wednesday’s No. 1 scripted show.

    “Modern Family”/”black-ish” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 5.7 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):

    From 9:00-10:00 p.m., with an encore “Modern Family” and “black-ish,” ABC ranked No. 2 during the hour in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 – tied w/NBC’s “L&O: SVU”) and beat Fox’s “Idol”-driven “Second Chance” by 70% (1.0/3). At 9:30 p.m., “black-ish” built on its “Modern Family” lead-in (+6% – 1.7/6 vs. 1.6/5).

    “American Crime” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.8 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

    Coming out of a lower lead-in week to week at 10:00 p.m. (off by 2-tenths), ABC’s “American Crime” held steady with the prior week in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 1.1/4). L+3 Day: On average this season, “American Crime” jumps +42% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating after 3 days of TV playback (1.2 rating to a 1.7 rating).

    Thursday

    “Beyond the Tank” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 4.3 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

    In the 8:00 p.m. hour, ABC’s “Beyond the Tank” topped NBC’s “Heroes Reborn” (series finale) for the 3rd week in a row among Total Viewers (+13% – 4.3 million vs. 3.8 million) and tied the NBC drama closer among Adults 18-49 (1.0/3). “Beyond the Tank” was up week to week in Total Viewers (+5%) and even in Adults 18-49, matching its largest audience of 2016.

    “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 2.2 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49):

    From 9:00-11:00 p.m. opposite all-original competition on the other nets, including the second hour of Fox’s “American Idol” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), CBS’ “Angel from Hell” (9:30-10:00 p.m.) and NBC’s “Shades of Blue” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” grew week to week by 5% in Total Viewers (2.2 million vs. 2.1 million).

    Saturday

    With the premiere of “NBA Saturday Night on ABC” (Chicago-Cleveland), ABC won Saturday night in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4) by 63% over Fox with “Premiere Boxing Champions” (0.8/3). The Net was also Saturday’s leading network with Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54.

    “NBA Saturday Night on ABC” (8:32 – 11:02 p.m. EST – 3.9 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49)

    Featuring the Bulls versus the Cavaliers, “NBA Saturday Night on ABC” was Saturday’s No. 1 TV program across each of the key Adult and Men demographics: A18-34 (1.4/6), A18-49 (1.5/5), A25-54 (1.5/4-tie), M18-34 (1.7/8), M18-49 (1.9/4) and M25-54 (1.9/5).

    • The premiere of “NBA Saturday Night on ABC” (3.9 million) delivered the most watched non-Christmas NBA game on any net this season.

    WEEK NO. 18: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS

    No.1 FOX 4.4 No.1 FOX 13,200,000

    No.2 CBS 1.5 No.2 CBS 8,650,000

    No.3 ABC 1.1 No.3 NBC 4,930,000

    No.3 NBC 1.1 No.4 ABC 3,970,000

    No.5 CW 0.7 No.5 CW 2,040,000

    Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same Day Program Ratings for week of 01/18/16.

  7. FROM NBC – WEEKLY RATINGS

    NBC RESULTS FOR THE PRIMETIME RATINGS WEEK OF JAN. 18-24

    “Chicago Fire,” “Superstore,” “SVU,” “Blacklist,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.” Rank Among the Top 30 Primetime Big 4 Telecasts of the Week

    Season to Date, NBC Leads in Every Key Demo; Is Up +3% in Total Viewers, Making This Its Most-Watched Season at This Point in Nine Years

    Monday’s “Superstore” and “Telenovela” Grow Week to Week

    L+3: Week 3 of “Superstore” Virtually Equals the Show’s Regular-Slot Premiere of Two Weeks Earlier

    Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” Wins the 10 p.m. Hour in 18-49 by +50%; “Chicago Med” Doubles NBC’s January ’15 Slot Average; “Hollywood Game Night” Hits a Season High

    On Wednesday, “Laura” Matches Its Top 18-49 Rating Since Feb. 2015; “SVU” Jumps +31% Vs. the Same Night Last Year; “Chicago P.D.” Wins at 10

    “Shades of Blue” Grows +8% Week to Week to Again Win the Thursday 10 p.m. Hour; “Blacklist” Matches Its Highest Rating Since the Show’s Season Premiere

    In L+7, “Shades” Captures NBC’s Third-Best-Ever L+7 Lift for a Series Premiere, With Nearly 5 Million Viewers Added

    On Friday, “Dateline NBC” Reports Its Highest Friday Ratings Since Last March; “Caught on Camera” Equals Its Series High and Captures NBC’s Top Rating in the Slot in Seven Months

    Saturday’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships Score the Event’s Top Results in a Non-Winter Olympic Year Since 2012

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 26, 2016 — NBC has averaged a 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Jan. 18-24 , according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research.

    Ranking among the week’s Top 30 primetime programs on the Big 4 in adults 18-49 last week were Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” (tied for #12), Monday’s “Superstore” (tied for #17), Wednesday’s “Law & Order: SVU” (tied for #17), Thursday’s “Blacklist” (tied for #23), Tuesday’s “Chicago Med” (tied for #23) and Wednesday’s “Chicago P.D.” (tied for #27). Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

    Through the opening 18 weeks of the 2015-16 season, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics, while placing #2 in total viewers.

    NBC leads the season by a +13% margin in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. a 2.3 for #2 CBS), up from a year-ago lead of +4%. It’s the biggest margin through 18 weeks of the season for any network in six years, since Fox held a +16% lead at this point in 2009-10.

    NBC is matching its year-ago season average in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.6, “most current”) and adults 25-54 (3.2 vs. 3.2), and is up +3% season to season in total viewers (9.3 million vs. 9.0 million).

    The 9.3 million is NBC’s highest total-viewer average 18 weeks into the season in nine years (since averaging 9.9 million at this point in 2006-07).

    Primetime averages for the week of Jan. 18-24 in adults 18-49 are: Fox, 4.4 rating, 14 share; CBS, 1.5/5; NBC, 1.1/4; ABC, 1.1/3 and CW, 0.7/2. In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: Fox, 13.2 million; CBS, 8.7 million; NBC, 4.9 million; ABC, 4.0 million; and CW, 2.0 million.

    “Most current” averages for the season to date are: NBC, 2.6/9; CBS, 2.3/8; Fox, 2.1/7; ABC, 1.8/6; and CW, 0.7/2. In overall total viewers, the season averages are: CBS, 11.1 million; NBC, 9.3 million; ABC, 6.8 million; Fox, 6.4 million; and CW, 1.8 million.

    NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 18-24:

    Monday

    “Superstore” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) grew +13% week to week in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.5) and +5% in total viewers (5.660 million vs. 5.376 million). Week 3 in its regular slot retained 94% of the show’s regular-slot debut of two weeks earlier in both 18-49 (1.7. vs. 1.8 on Jan. 4) and total viewers (5.7 million vs. 6.0 million).

    “Live Plus Three Day” Ratings: “Superstore” grew by +24% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.65 to 2.05) and by 841,000 viewers overall (5.7 million to 6.5 million). The 2.05 rating in L+3 lifts the show within a hundredth of a rating point of its season premiere of two weeks earlier (2.06 in L+3).

    “Live Plus Seven Day” Ratings: To date, “Superstore” has grown in L+7 vs. L+SD by +24% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.87 to a 2.31) and 1.1 million viewers overall (6.6 million to 7.7 million).

    Upscale: “Superstore generates a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    “Telenovela” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) increasd +10% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and +7% in total viewers (3.874 million vs. 3.612 million). In its third week, “Telenovela” retained 85% of its regular-slot debut of two weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.1. vs. 1.3 on Jan. 4). L+3: “Telenovela” grew by +16% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.13 to 1.32) and by 519,000 viewers overall (3.9 million to 4.4 million). L+7: “Telenovela” has increased by +19% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.35 to a 1.61) and 821,000 viewers overall (5.0 million to 5.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Telenovela” has generated a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 119 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

    “The Biggest Loser 17” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET), for its second hour from 10-11 p.m., ranked #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, topping ABC’s “Bachelor Live” in those categories. L+3: “Loser” grew by +36% in 18-49 (0.98 to 1.33) and 998,000 viewers (3.5 million to 4.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3. Upscale: “Loser” delivers a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

    Tuesday

    “Hollywood Game Night” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) scored new season highs in 18-49 and total viewers, growing +18% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.1) and +6% in total viewers (4.6 million vs. 4.4 million). “HGN” ranked #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers. L+3: “HGN” increased by +11% in 18-49 (1.25 to 1.39) and 337,000 viewers (4.6 million to 5.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    “Chicago Med” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) doubled NBC’s January average in the slot last year (1.6 vs. 0.8 for comedies) and was up +186% in total viewers (7.050 million vs. 2.463 million). With its first regular-slot original since Dec. 8, “Med” built by +23% on its lead-in in 18-49 and by +52% in total viewers and led the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-34, men 18-34 (tie), women 18-34 and women 18-49 (tie). L+3: “Chicago Med” increased by +41% in 18-49 (1.56 to 2.20) and more than 2.2 million viewers (7.1 million to 9.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: “Chicago Med” has increased by +40% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.00 to a 2.80) and 2.7 million viewers overall (8.8 million to 11.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Chicago Fire” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure, winning by a +50% margin in adults 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.2 for CBS’s #2 “Limitless”). “Fire” was up +13% versus its average last season when airing without a “Voice” lead-in in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6). L+3: “Chicago Fire” grew by +51% in 18-49 (1.77 to 2.67) and 3.0 million viewers (8.2 million to 11.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: “Chicago Fire” has grown by +61% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.86 to a 2,99) and 3.6 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    Wednesday

    “The Mysteries of Laura” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) equaled its season high in 18-49 and matched its highest rating since the Feb. 25, 2015 telecast featuring guest star Erick McCormack (1.4). L+3: “Laura” grew +26% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.15 to 1.45) and by 1.3 million persons in total viewers (7.0 million vs. 8.3 million). L+7: “The Mysteries of Laura” has increased by +40% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.11 to a 1.55) and 1.8 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) jumped +31% versus the same night last year in 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.3 on Jan. 21, 2015 vs. week 3 of Fox’s “Empire”) and built on this week’s lead-in by +42% in 18-49. “SVU” tied for #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in 18-49 and was #2 outright among those nets in total viewers. L+3: “SVU” grew +52% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.70 to 2.59) and by 2.4 million persons in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 9.3 million). L+7: “Law & Order: SVU” has grown by +71% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.65 to a 2.82) and 3.0 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    “Chicago P.D.” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and most other key demos. “P.D.” has now finished #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 versus the time period’s regular ABC and CBS drama competition with its last 27 regular-slot originals, dating back to November 2014. L+3: “Chicago P.D.” increased by +53% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.51 to 2.31) and by more than 2.8 million persons in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 9.4 million). L+7: “Chicago P.D.” has grown by +70% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.53to a 2.60) and 3.4 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    Thursday

    “Heroes Reborn” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of its 18-49 rating for each of its prior two telecasts (1.0 on Jan. 14 and Jan. 7), as well as 99.9% of the prior week in total viewers (3.832 million vs. 3.834 million) to deliver the show’s second-most-watched episode since Nov. 5 (3.975 million). L+3: “Heroes Reborn” grew by +48% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.00 to 1.48) and by 1.1 million persons in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 4.9 million). The prior week’s “Heroes Reborn” added more than 650,000 (P2+) in seven days on NBC.com and Hulu (661,948). L+7: “Heroes Reborn” has increased by +76% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.32 to a 2.32) and more than 2.2 million viewers overall (4.4 million to 6.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Heroes Reborn” has generated a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    “The Blacklist” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched its highest 18-49 rating since the show’s season premiere Oct. 1 (1.8). In the time period, “Blacklist” ranked #2 outright in adults 18-49, and was also #2 or tied for #2 in the slot among the Big 4 in men 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34. “Blacklist” improved the slot +33% versus NBC’s average last season (1.5 vs. 1.2, L+SD non-sports) and was up +39% in total viewers (7.4 million vs. 5.3 million). L+3: “Blacklist” increased by +78% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.55 to 2.76) and 4.1 million persons in total viewers (7.4 million vs. 11.5 million), for the #1 gains of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage and overall total viewers. The previous week’s “Blacklist” grew by +75% (to a 2.8 rating) via time-shifting (3 days) and 7-day alternate-platform viewership (1.58 rating to a projected 2.77 rating in TAMi estimates). L+7: “The Blacklist” has grown by +99% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.50 to a 2.98) and 4.9 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 11.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    Upscale: “Blacklist” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 152 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current” including L+3).

    “Shades of Blue” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.3) and +4% in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 6.6 million) to once again win the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures (including a tie in men 25-54). In its first three weeks, “Shades” has delivered NBC’s only three in-season regular-program wins in the Thursday 10 p.m. hour in 18-49 versus original ABC and CBS competition in nearly six years (since March 4, 2010) and in total viewers in nearly eight years (since March 27, 2008). “Shades” has also generated NBC’s three highest total-viewer results in the slot with in-season regular programming in nearly seven years (since April 16, 2009, “Southland,” 9.6 million).

    L+3: “Shades” grew by a best-yet +75% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.36 to 2.38) and by 3.8 million persons in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 10.7 million), for the #2 gains of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage and overall total viewers, behind only “Blacklist.” The previous week’s “Shades” added more than 750,000 full-episode views (P2+) in seven days on NBC.com and Hulu (756,461).

    L+7: The Jan. 7 premiere of “Shades of Blue” grew by +72% in adult 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.81 to 3.12) and +4.9 million persons in total viewers (8.550 million vs. 13.466 million). Among NBC series premieres, “Shades of Blue” delivered the #3 biggest L+7 increase ever in total viewers (4.916 million), behind only “Blindspot” (5.984 million) and “The Blacklist” (+5.696 million). It was the #2 biggest lift of the week on the broadcast nets in total viewers (behind only “Big Bang Theory’s” 5.106 million).

    Friday

    “Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) delivered a season high in 18-49 and matched its series high (last achieved on Dec. 26, 2014, 0.9), to score NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the hour in seven months (since June 5, “Jurassic Park,” 1.0 from 8-9 p.m.). Versus its prior Friday original, “Caught on Camera” grew +29% in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.7 on Dec. 18) and +7% in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.4 million).

    “Dateline NBC” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall) reported a new season high in adults 18-49 and its high since March 20, 2015 (1.3). The 1.3 also equals “Dateline’s” highest Friday rating since Nov. 21, 2014 (1.5). In the key news demo of adults 25-54, “Dateline” matched its Friday high (1.8) since March 6, 2015 (1.9). The Jan. 22 “Dateline” also delivered the show’s most-watched Friday edition since April 3, 2015 (5.9 million). For its second hour from 10-11 p.m. ET, “Dateline” outrated ABC’s “20/20” head-to-head in all key measures and was the #1 newsmagazine of the night in every key category. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline NBC” has grown by +29% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.00 to a 1.29) and 1.0 million viewers overall (4.8 million to 5.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Dateline” delivers a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    Saturday

    NBC Sports’ primetime coverage of the “U.S. Figure Skating Championships” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) increased by +20% or 0.1 of a point versus the year-ago coverage in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and was up +11% in total viewers (3.701 million vs. 3.334 million). These are the top “U.S. Figure Skating Championship” primetime ratings in a non-Winter Olympic year since 2012 (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.711 million viewers overall). In 18-49, the 0.6 equals the event’s highest rating in a non-Olympic year since 2009 (0.8/2).

    Sunday

    “Dateline NBC” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET), facing competition from Fox’s telecast of the NFC Championship Game, maintained 100% of the prior week’s 7-8 p.m. ratings in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6) and adults 25-54 (0.9 vs. 0.9).

    A rebroadcast of the 2011 feature film “Bridesmaids” (0.9/2 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) was the night’s top non-sports / non-news telecast on the Big 4 networks that did not benefit from an NFL lead-in in 18-49 (excludes CBS’s “60 Minutes” and Fox’s “X-Files” premiere). “Bridesmaids” grew +100% from its first half-hour to its sixth in 18-49 (0.6 to 1.2) and by +62% or 1.4 million persons in total viewers (2.3 million to 3.7 million).

    WEEKLY AVERAGES

    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    Fox 4.4/14, 5.6 million

    CBS 1.5/5, 1.8 million

    NBC 1.1/4, 1.4 million

    ABC 1.1/3, 1.4 million

    CW 0.7/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    Fox 5.2/14, 6.2 million

    CBS 2.1/6, 2.5 million

    NBC 1.5/4, 1.8 million

    ABC 1.3/4, 1.6 million

    CW 0.8/2, 1.0 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    Fox 4.4/12, 13.2 million

    CBS 2.9/8, 8.7 million

    NBC 1.7/4, 4.9 million

    ABC 1.3/4, 4.0 million

    CW 0.7/2, 2.0 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

    SEASON TO DATE

    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    NBC 2.6/9, 3.3 million

    CBS 2.3/8, 2.9 million

    Fox 2.1/7, 2.7 million

    ABC 1.8/6, 2.3 million

    CW 0.7/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    NBC 3.2/9, 3.9 million

    CBS 3.1/9, 3.7 million

    Fox 2.5.7, 3.0 million

    ABC 2.3/6, 2.7 million

    CW 0.8/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 3.7/10, 11.1 million

    NBC 3.1/9, 9.3 million

    ABC 2.3/6, 6.8 million

    Fox 2.2/6, 6.4 million

    CW 0.6/2, 1.8 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

  8. Last nights episode of X-Files was very good. The next one looks like a crowd pleaser as well. Nobody expected X-Files to give a post game number but these numbers are solid for the mini season.

    Lucifer Pilot was great. Advanced screenings all kept saying folks were going to like it and I did! Very witty and clever writing. Quite a unique take on Lucifer. And it won the hour in Adults 18-49

    • Losing over 6 million viewers is hardly cause to think viewers are overjoyed…

      FOX will act ecstatic of course.. 😉

      About demo numbers, I’ll repeat what bears repeating that it is not meaningful.