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Updated Tuesday Ratings: CBS and NBC Split Leadership

TUESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 10.57 million, NBC: 5.94, ABC: 3.27, Fox: 2.10, CW: 1.81

-Adults 18-49:
CBS and NBC: 1.2 rating/5 share each, ABC: 0.9/ 3, Fox: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 5.00 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#3)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 12.40 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.52 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 1.71 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#5)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.70 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – American Housewife
Viewers: 4.36 million (#3), A18-49: 1.12 5 (#3)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 12.51 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.90 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

Fox – The Mick (season finale)
Viewers: 1.86 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#5)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.56 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.29 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 10.85 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Great News
Viewers: 3.70 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Prison Break
Viewers: 2.37 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 1.08 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Imaginary Mary
Viewers: 2.69 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 10.43 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Great News
Viewers: 2.63 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Prison Break
Viewers: 2.45 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 884,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
Viewers: 2.23 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 8.91 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 5.78 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
Viewers: 2.07 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 8.34 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.10 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#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 ABC

    ABC Tuesday Prime (8-11pm – 3.3 million and 0.9/3 in AD18-49):

    · At 8pm, ABC’s The Middle dominated its comedy competition in the half-hour, nearly doubling Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine in Adults 18-49 (+83% – 1.1/5 vs. 0.6/3).

    · At 8:30pm, ABC’s American Housewife built on its lead-in (+9%) to rank as Tuesday’s #1 comedy and head-to-head beat out the season finale of Fox’s freshman sitcom The Mick by 71% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 vs. 0.7/3).

    · At 9pm, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat took second in its half-hour and beat NBC’s The Voice-led comedy Great News by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3).

    · At 9:30pm, ABC’s Imaginary Mary outdelivered the second episode of NBC’s Great News by 17% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2).

    · At 10pm, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. grew 17% over its week-ago L+SD Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/2), which adjusted up 1-tenth in the National ratings. S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Top Gainer in L+3 and L+7 Day: Season to date, S.H.I.E.L.D. is Tuesday’s biggest gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49 on the major nets, jumping over its L+SD rating by +100% in Live + 3 Day and +129% in Live + 7 Day.

  2. FROM NBC
    “THE VOICE” IS THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT ON THE BIG 4 IN 18-49

    WEEK 2 OF “GREAT NEWS” RANKS #2 IN THE 9 P.M. TIMESLOT IN TOTAL VIEWERS DESPITE THIS WEEK’S ADDITION OF ORIGINAL COMPETITION ON CBS & ABC

    “CHICAGO FIRE” TAKES THE 10 P.M. HOUR

    NBC TIES FOR THE TUESDAY WIN AMONG THE BIG 4 IN 18-49, MARKING ITS 5TH STRAIGHT NIGHT RANKING #1 OR TIED FOR #1 AMONG THOSE NETS IN 18-49

    L+3: LAST WEEK’S “CHICAGO FIRE” SCORED THE NIGHT’S BIGGEST L+3 LIFTS IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

    Tuesday Primetime Ratings:

    NBC ties for the Tuesday win among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, marking the fifth consecutive night NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in adults 18-49 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox (Friday thru Tuesday).

    “The Voice” (1.6/7 in 18-49, 8,7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
    · Ranks #1 or tied for #1 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults and women 25-54.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – so far this season, Tuesday’s “Voice” has increased by +25% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 2.49 to a 3.12) and +2.0 million viewers overall (11.0 million to 13.0 million).
    · Upscale: Tuesday’s “Voice” is generating a solid upscale audience this season, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes (“most current”).

    “Great News” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET):
    · Ranks #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 nets in total viewers.
    · Despite tougher Week 2 competition (versus originals of CBS’ “Bull” and ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat”) finishes within 0.1 of last week’s 9 p.m. telecast among millennial viewers (0.5 vs. 0.6 in adults 18-34).
    · Upscale: Last week’s two “Great News” episodes delivered the night’s most upscale audiences on the Big 4 networks, indexing at a 115 at 9 p.m. and a 116 at 9:30 (L+SD), for the two highest indexes of the night on those nets.
    · Will add viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last week’s 9 p.m. “Great News” grew +12% in 18-49 (1.19 to 1.33) and +469,000 viewers overall (5.1 million to 5.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.

    A second telecast of “Great News” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET):
    · Rates within 0.1 of a point of last week’s 9:30 telecast among millennial viewers (0.4 vs. 0.5 in adults 18-34).
    · Will increase its viewership via time-shifting and VOD – the prior Tuesday’s 9:30 “Great News” increased by +11% in 18-49 (1.00 to 1.11) and +387,000 viewers overall (4.1 million to 4.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.

    “Chicago Fire” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and ranks #1 or tied for #1 in adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults and women 25-54.
    · It’s the 48th consecutive “Fire” original to win the 10 p.m. timeslot in 18-49 versus regular ABC-CBS competition, dating back to February 2015.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD:
    o Last week’s “Fire” increased by +55% in 18-49 (1.31 to 2.03) and more than +2.8 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 9.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.
    o These were the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers.
    o In L+7 so far this season, “Chicago Fire” has grown by +62% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.57 to a 2.55) and +3.7 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 10.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.2/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.3/3.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.3/2.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.4/3 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 0.2/2 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. Everything is low it seems even The Voice can’t get over 10 million viewers and a 2 in the demo anymore on Tuesdays. I agree with you Marc, CBS should keep that lineup as is unless they decide to move Bull which I’m not against. ABC Tuesday comedy lineup looks bad really shouldn’t be two hours anymore unless they get Roseanne. Speaking of Roseanne wouldn’t it be nice if NBC somehow got it and put it right next to Will & Grace now NBC’s comedy fortunes would finally turnaround. Great News is another failure on NBC and Chicago Fire did a great job of growing out of it like Chicago Med had to do for many weeks out of Powerless.

    • Frankly, I think nobody wants to see Roseanne on TV again and Will and Grace is likely to get some traction early but it won’t last (I certainly have no appetite for it and I am a fan of the original).

      Agree on the failure of Great News. Couldn’t you tell it would fail just based on the poster?

  4. I’ll get on the Chicago Boys and Girls’ good side for once and note a rare audience increase at the half for Chicago Fire, definitely not helped by the disastrous Great News.

    In better TV days, Great News would now hit the road, but NBC will painfully inflict every episode on its schedule…

    Speaking of Great News, I keep going back to the poster: it is a show that only executives who still think Fake Edgy shows are in high demand (based on what?!!!) could want to see on their air.

    The Voice is once again outlasted its welcome by being programmed too heavily and lost a lot of ground compared to its premiere numbers while NCIS still triumphs but with worrisome lower numbers.

    In better TV days past, Les Moonves would already have found 4 or 5 new hits to replace it… but then again he was ordering shows form Don Bellisario then…