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Updated Tuesday Ratings: CBS and Fox Share Leadership

TUESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 11.07 million, Fox: 10.93, NBC: 8.27, ABC: 3.78, CW: 2.02

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 2.9 rating/11 share, NBC: 1.9/ 7, CBS: 1.2/ 4, ABC: 0.9/ 3, CW: 0.7/ 3

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 5.79 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#4)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 13.05 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.91 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#2)

Fox – The World Series, Game 1 (Dodger 3, Astros 1)
Viewers: 9.99 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/10 (#1)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.65 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 4.19 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 13.15 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.13 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

Fox – The World Series, Game 1 (Dodger 3, Astros 1)
Viewers: 11.39 million (#2), A18-49: 3.0/11 (#1)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.49 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 3.98 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 10.90 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.82 million (#3), A18-49: 2.8/10 (#2)

Fox – The World Series, Game 1 (Dodger 3, Astros 1)
Viewers: 12.11 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/11 (#1)

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

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Mayor
Viewers: 2.96 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 10.37 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.13 million (#3), A18-49: 2.7/ 9 (#2)

Fox – The World Series, Game 1 (Dodger 3, Astros 1)
Viewers: 12.35 million (#1), A18-49: 3.4/12 (#1)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 1.36 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Viewers: 3.02 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 9.68 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers
Viewers: 5.09 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

Fox – The World Series, Game 1 (Dodger 3, Astros 1)
Viewers: 11.66 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/12 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Viewers: 2.72 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 9.30 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers
Viewers: 4.53 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

Fox – The World Series, Game 1 (Dodger 3, Astros 1)
Viewers: 8.09 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 9 (#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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  1. FROM CBS

    “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT” DELIVERS
    ITS HIGHEST TUESDAY OVERNIGHT RATING SINCE MAY

    · THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, with guest CNN’s Jake Tapper, earned a 3.0/8 last night, its highest Tuesday local rating since 5/9/17. This is also THE LATE SHOW’s highest rating overall in the overnight metered markets since Monday, Aug. 14.

    NSI : Live+SD : HOMES : Tuesday October 24, 2017

    1 LATE SHW-COLBERT-CBS 10/24/17 Tue [56] 3.0 8
    2 TONIGHT SHOW-NBC 10/24/17 Tue [56] 2.0 5
    3 J KIMMEL!-ABC 10/24/17 Tue [55] 1.7 5
    4 NITELINE-ABC 10/24/17 Tue [56] 1.0 3
    5 LATE LATE-CORDEN-CBS 10/24/17 Tue [55] 1.3 5
    6 S. MEYERS-NBC 10/24/17 Tue [56] 1.2 4
    7 CARSON DALY-NBC 10/24/17 Tue [56] 0.7 3

  2. FROM NBC

    DESPITE WORLD SERIES COMPETITION, “LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME” IS CURRENLTY UP +10% WEEK TO WEEK IN BOTH 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS, TIES FOR #1 NON-SPORTS AT 10 P.M. IN 18-49

    “MENENDEZ” IS CURRENTLY MATCHING ITS HIGH 18-49 RATING SINCE THE SHOW’S SEPT. 26 SERIES DEBUT

    NBC IS TUESDAY’S DOMINANT NON-SPORTS NET IN 18-49 WITH THE #1-2 ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS OF THE NIGHT, “THIS IS US” & “THE VOICE”; “VOICE” BEATS “NCIS” BY +36%, “US” TOPS “BULL” BY +125%

    “US” GROWS VS. LAST WEEK’S FAST-AFFIL RESULT IN TOTAL VIEWERS DESPITE WORLD SERIES COMPETITION

    NBC is the #1 non-sports network of the night among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and every other key demo (including a tie in men 25-54).

    “This Is Us” (2.7/8 in 18-49, 10.5 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 entertainment show of the night in adults 18-49.
    · Ranks #1 among non-sports Big 4 programs in the time period by a +125% margin in 18-49 (2.7 vs. 1.2 for CBS’ “Bull”).
    · On a night of high-rated competition from Game 1 of the World Series, is running within 0.1 of last week’s 2.8 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings and within 0.2 of last week’s 2.9 in official nationals.
    · Is close to rounding up to a 2.8 (currently reporting a 2.74 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).
    · In total viewers, with 10.474 million persons, is up versus last week’s 10.455 million in fast-affiliate ratings and is retaining 98% of last week’s 10.652 million in official nationals.
    · Is up +13% versus the show’s year-ago episode in 18-49 (2.7 vs. 2.4 on Oct. 25, 2016) and up +1.8 million persons or +21% in total viewers (10.474 million vs. 8.675 million).
    · Will increase dramatically via time-shifting and VOD — “This Is Us” is growing by +70% in 18-49 rating (from a 3.53 to a 6.00) and +6.5 million viewers overall (12.0 million to 18.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7. When projected non-linear viewing is included, the L+7 18-49 rating increases to a 7.53.
    · Upscale: “Us” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 146 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes, to make it the #2 most upscale primetime series on the Big 4 networks and #1.drama.

    “The Voice” (1.9/7 in 18-49, 9.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #2 entertainment show of the night in 18-49, behind only “This Is Us.”
    · Ranks #1 in the slot among Big 4 non-sports programs in adults 18-49 by a +36% margins over “NCIS” (1.9 vs. 1.4).
    · Takes the time period among non-sports shows on the Big 4 nets in every other key demographic (including a tie in men 25-54).
    · In total viewers, is retaining 97% of last week’s 9.804 million in fast-affiliate ratings and 95% of last week’s 10.031 million in official nationals.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – Tuesday’s “Voice” has increased by +26% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 2.49 to a 3.13) and more than +2.2 million viewers overall (10.7 million to 12.9 million). With the addition of projected non-linear ratings, the L+7 figure grows to a 3.61.
    · Upscale: Tuesday’s “Voice” is delivering a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):
    · Despite competition last night from Game 1 of the Astros-Dodgers World Series, grows +10% week to week in both 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and total viewers (4.807 million vs. 4.360 million), pending updates.
    · Is currently equaling the show’s highest 18-49 rating since its season premiere on Sept. 26 (1.6) and is currently at its top total-viewer result since Oct. 3 (4.821 million).
    · Is currently tied for #1 non-sports in the slot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49, pending updates, and is #1 outright among those shows in women 18-49 and adults 18-34.
    · Is currently beating “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” in the timeslot by an +83% margin in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.6).
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “Law & Order True Crime” is increasing by +63% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.39 to a 2.26) and +2.6 million viewers overall (5.4 million to 8.0 million). With the addition of projected non-linear ratings, the L+7 figure grows to a 2.48.

    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,” 3.0/8; 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,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/3.

    · 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,” 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/3 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.

  3. FROM CBS
    CBS Tuesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “NCIS” AND “BULL” GAIN VIEWERS
    OPPOSITE GAME ONE OF THE WORLD SERIES

    All Three Dramas Maintain Week Ago A18-49 Ratings

    · At 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (13.09, up +2%) and averaged 1.4 in A18-49 (nc) and 2.2 in A25-54 (nc).

    · At 9:00 PM, BULL averaged 10.64m (up +1%), 1.2 in A18-49 (nc) and 2.0 in A25-54 (up +5%).

    · At 10:00 PM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS averaged 9.49m, 1.1 in A18-49 (nc) and 1.8 in A25-54 (up +6%).

    · CBS was second on Tuesday in viewers (11.07m) behind Game One of the World Series.

  4. FROM THE CW

    Our regular reminder that as a multi-platform network, these numbers are preliminary for The CW and will change significantly when delayed and digital viewing is measured.

    Last night’s episode of The Flash was up +11% week to week in A18-49 (1.0/4) and even with last week in total viewers (2.57M) and A18-34 (0.8/4).

    The Flash was also flat versus the same week a year ago in A18-49.

    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was flat week to week in both A18-49 (0.5/) and A18-34 (0.4/2).

    For the night (8-10pm), versus this same Tuesday a year ago, The CW was up +16% in total viewers (2.02M), and flat in A18-34 (0.6/3) and in A18-49 (0.7/3).

    In the Live + 7 Day delayed viewing numbers now available, the season premiere of The Flash gained +68% in total viewers, +72% in A18-34, and +75% in A18-49 compared to its L+SD ratings. Legends grew by +67% in total viewers, +63% in A18-34, and +81% in A18-49.