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NBC Tuesday Overnights Up 14 Percent from Year-Ago Night


Household Rating/Share
CBS: 7.7/13, NBC: 5.0/ 8, ABC: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +19, NBC: +14, CBS: + 1, Fox: no change, CW: -68


-Winners: “NCIS” (CBS), “Bull” (CBS), “This is Us” (NBC)
-Honorable Mention: “Chicago Fire” (NBC)
-Losers: “New Girl” (Fox), Fresh off the Boat” (ABC), “The Real O’Neals” (ABC), “Bones” (Fox), “No Tomorrow” (CW)

Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean Tuesday household overnight sweep for CBS care of its combination of dramas “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 9.7 rating/16 share), “Bull” (7.2/12) and “NCIS: New Orleans (6.1/10). But the home of “This is Us,” NBC, is the network to beat in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics). Recent game show entry “The Wall” opened the night for NBC with a 4.0/ 7 (#2t) in the 8 p.m. hour, followed by aforementioned “This Is Us” (#2: 6.4/10) and “Chicago Fire” (#2: 4.5/ 8) from 9-11 p.m. In this era of fractionalization, “This Is Us” is indeed the new breakout hit of the season.

ABC, as always, started out respectfully on Tuesday with 8-9 p.m. comedies “The Middle” (#2: 4.3/ 7) and “American Housewife” (#3: 3.6/ 6), which is all but certain to snag a second season renewal. But it was downhill from 9-11 p.m. as a result of sitcoms “Fresh Off the Boat” (#3: 2.4/ 4) and “The Real O’Neals” (#3t: 1.9. 3), which has very little change of a third season, and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (#3: 1.5/ 3).

Elsewhere, recent Fox sitcom entry “The Mick” (#4: 2.0/ 3 at 8:30 p.m.) continues to build from “New Girl” (#4: 1.8/ 3 at 8 p.m.), this week by 11 percent in the household overnights. Part of that growth, of course, stems from the higher HUT levels. And “The Mick” led into this final season of “Bones” at a diluted 1.9/ 3 (#4) from 9-11 p.m.

The CW capped off the evening with an encore telecast of “The Flash” (#5: 0.8/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and the series-finale of drama “No Tomorrow” (#5: 0.5/ 1).

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, January 17 by half-hour:

Prime Averages
Network HH Rtg/Share

Programming Insider Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
8:00 PROGRAM HH Rtg/
The Middle 4.3/7
NCIS 9.7/16
The Wall 3.8/6
New Girl 1.8/3
The Flash (r) 0.8/1
8:30 PROGRAM HH Rtg/
American Housewife 3.6/6
NCIS 9.8/15
The Wall 4.2/7
The Mick 2.0/3
The Flash (r) 0.7/1
9:00 PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Fresh Off the Boat 2.4/4
Bull 7.3/12
This Is Us 6.4/10
Bones 2.0/3
No Tomorrow (series finale) 0.5/1
9:30 PROGRAM HH Rtg/
The Real O’Neals 1.9/3
Bull 7.1/11
This Is Us 6.4/10
Bones 1.9/3
No Tomorrow (series finale) 0.4/1
10:00 PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.6/3
NCIS: New Orleans 6.2/10
Chicago Fire 4.6/8
10:30 PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.4/3
NCIS: New Orleans 5.9/11
Chicago Fire 4.4/8
11:30 PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Jimmy Kimmel 1.7/4
Late Show with Stephen Colbert 3.1/7
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon 2.8/7
12:00a PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Jimmy Kimmel 1.2/4
Late Show with Stephen Colbert 1.8/5
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon 1.9/6
12:30a PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Nightline 1.0/4
Late Late Show with James Corden 1.4/5
Late Night with Seth Meyers 1.4/5
1:00a PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Late Late Show with James Corden 1.0/4
Late Night with Seth Meyers 0.9/4
1:30a PROGRAM HH Rtg/
Last Call with Carson Daly (r) 0.7/3

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Where is the other figures at? No posting today?

    SHIELD I don’t see how it survives after this. It barely notched 2 million viewers. In comparison, Forever did much better! Not that I’m not still bitter about that.