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Updated Tuesday Scorecard: NBC Dominates; CBS in Repeats


What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

NBC: 7.40 million, CBS: 6.36, ABC: 3.59, Fox: 3.35, CW: 1.92

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.4 rating/6 share, ABC and Fox: 0.9/ 3, CBS and CW: 0.7/ 3


8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 5.76 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

Viewers: 8.19 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.55 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 4.58 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.26 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.76 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

Viewers: 8.47 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.22 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 4.38 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.16 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 4.01 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – SEAL Team (R)
Viewers: 6.29 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

NBC – Will & Grace
Viewers: 7.13 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

Fox – The Mick
Viewers: 2.48 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.67 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Mayor
Viewers: 2.74 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – SEAL Team (R)
Viewers: 5.81 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 4.40 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 1.95 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.59 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Viewers: 2.77 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 4.74 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.56 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Viewers: 2.52 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 4.65 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.54 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( 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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  • Hello Larry

    Wow very good again for Will & Grace pretty much matching The Voice in the demo and I was surprised it got this good of a rating considering this was a different night its airing on and the fact that it hasn’t aired in a month. NBC is going to be very pleased to know that W&G didn’t lose any of its audience from the hiatus so things are looking very good when it returns full-time in January. This was also the first time I think since the first episode it was over 7 million viewers.

    The bad news was Superstore which squandered a huge amount of the lead-in so it looks like NBC should’ve just made that Will & Grace special a whole hour especially when you look at how much Chicago Med grew from Superstore in viewers but luckily Med is very reliable regardless of what’s in front of it but had this been a worse performing show this would’ve been a bad end to the night for NBC.

    Will & Grace is another example of how NBC needs to find more multi-cams just like it and reboot another series from the past. Now this has me really interested in Roseanne on ABC in the spring especially since it looks W&G is officially now a success for NBC and there’s no more proving ground for it the rest of the way so I really believe it will do well after the premiere as long as the quality of the series is done well.

    • Louis

      I just don’t understand why NBC does not see how multi-cams work better for them.

    • Garebelman

      I agree about the multi cams. It may have paired well with LMS if they chose to save it from cancellation a while back.

      Very few of the single cam comedies seem to do well in the ratings.

      • renamoretti1

        It’s got nothing to do with format. It’s the shows that don’t work. If they were well-made and funny, tey’d be oozing rating points…

    • renamoretti1

      NBC moved Will and Grace behind The Voice to “accomplish” that.

      And Will and Grace struck out again…

      NBC is desperate to spruce up its averages so it can pretend it was a great idea when it failed miserably.

  • Garebelman

    Um Marc, incorrect that Lucifer was on at 8PM. That was a new episode of Lethal Weapon.

    • renamoretti1

      Your attention to accuracy is a marvel. 🙂 Much appreciated!!

  • renamoretti1

    Will and Grace once again disappoints.

    It’s nothing like a hit as it loses 30% of its lead-in.

    The fact NBC is pretending it is magically gaining viewers by sticking it behind The Voice doesn’t make it so…