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Tuesday Overnights: Respectable Return for ‘The 100’ on The CW

NBC is the Network to Beat in the Key Demographics

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS and NBC: 4.2/ 7 each, ABC: 3.5/ 6, Fox: 2.2/ 4, CW: 1.3/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +84, Fox: +29, CW: no change, CBS: – 2, NBC: -11

Ratings Breakdown:
Despite airing all repeats, CBS still managed to tie NBC for first in the household overnights on this fourth Tuesday in April. But the home of “The Voice” (#1 for the night: 5.7 rating/10 share from 8-9 p.m.) should have no trouble winning the evening in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demo groups).

“The Voice” led into a typically modest 2.8/ 4 (#3) for recent drama entry “Rise” in the 9 p.m. hour, which certainly does not compare to recent entry “This Is Us.” But “Chicago Med” increased to a dominant 4.1/ 7 at 10 p.m., which bested an encore telecast of competing “Bull” on CBS (#2: 3.5/ 6) and a Tuesday 10 p.m. edition of ABC drama “Deception” (#3: 2.1/ 4) by 17 percent and 95 percent, respectively. Chances of a second season for “Deception” are highly unlikely.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were four consecutive encore telecasts of sitcom “Roseanne” at an average 4.2/ 7 in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. ET, which is better than the original overnight performances for most ABC comedies.

In season premiere news was CW drama “The 100” (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 9 p.m.), which was 43 percent above year-ago time period occupant “iZombie” (0.7/ 1 on 4/25/17). Comparably, the retention for “The 100” out of lead-in “The Flash” (#5: 1.4/ 2 at 8 p.m.) was also respectable at 71 percent.

Fox, meanwhile, had nothing unusual to report with its line-up of “Lethal Weapon” (#4: 3.1/ 5 at 8 p.m.) and comedies “LA to Vegas” (#4: 1.5/ 2 at 9 p.m.) and “New Girl” (#4: 1.2/ 2 at 9:30 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, April 24 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Roseanne” (R): 4.3/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.6/10 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.1/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.5/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Roseanne” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.4/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/10 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.1/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Roseanne” (R): 4.3/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.6/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Rise”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “LA to Vegas”: 1.5/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The 100” (season premiere): 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Roseanne” (R): 4.2/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Rise”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “New Girl”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The 100” (season premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Deception”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Deception”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.2/ 8 (#1)

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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