Posted in:

NBC’s Relocated ‘Little Big Shots’ Tops Wednesday

Modest Opening for 'The F World with Gordon Ramsay' on Fox

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, May 31, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 3.2/ 6, CBS: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 2.5/ 4, ABC: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: + 4, CBS: + 3, CW: no change, NBC: -16, ABC: -29

-Ratings Breakdown:
NBC’s “Little Big Shots” lifted the network to overnight victory, topping the evening with a 4.9 rating/9 share in households as the new Wednesday 8 p.m. anchor. That led into the third season premiere of sitcom “The Carmichael Show” at a second-place 2.9/ 5 in the 9 p.m. half-hour, with an additional episode at a 2.3/ 4 (#2) at 9:30 p.m.

NBC capped off the night with an encore telecast of the pilot episode of “This Is Us” at a second-place 2.1/ 4 at 10 p.m. As reported yesterday, NBC has decided to keep “This Is Us” in the Tuesday 9 p.m. hour next season (out of “The Voice” and into upcoming “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers”) instead of moving to Thursday. NBC will now populate Thursday with a two-hour sitcom block –- “Superstore,” “The Good Place,” “Will & Grace” and “Great News” – into relocated “Chicago Fire.”

In series-premiere news, “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” on Fox opened with a modest 2.3/ 4 in the household overnights (#3) out of a 2.7/ 5 (#3) for the season-premiere of “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. Comparably, however, “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” did debut 21 percent higherthan the 1.9/ 3 for “Wayward Pines” on the year-ago evening.

Elsewhere, the night featured all repeats. CBS offered encores of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#2: 3.2/ 6), “Criminal Minds” (#1: 3.2/ 6) and “Code Black” (#3: 2.7/ 5). “Code Black” will return on the Eye net in 2017-18 in midseason. ABC aired encores of “The Goldbergs” (#4: 2.2/ 4), “Speechless” (#4: 1.9/ 3), “Modern Family” (#4: 2.2/ 4) and “black-ish” (#4: 2.0/ 3) from 8-10 p.m. into the pilot episode of “Still Star-Crossed” at 10 p.m. (#3: 1.1/ 2). And The CW capped off the night with repeats of “Arrow” (#5: 0.5/ 1) and “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”(#5: 0.5/ 1).

What follows are the household overnight results for May 31 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (time period premiere): 4.7/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef” (season premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (time period premiere): 5.1/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef” (season premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show” (season premiere): 2.9/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (series premiere): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show” (season premiere): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay” (series premiere): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Still Star-Crossed” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Still Star-Crossed” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

One Comment

Leave a Reply
  1. FROM NBC

    “LITTLE BIG SHOTS” IS THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT ON THE BIG 4 IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

    “LBS” CAPTURES AN 11-WEEK SLOT HIGH FOR NBC IN 18-49 AND A 13-WEEK HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    “THE CARMICHAEL SHOW” BEATS LAST SEASON’S FINAL FOUR TELECASTS IN 18-49 AND FINAL SIX EPISODES IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    Wednesday Primetime Ratings (Note the NBC stations in San Francisco and Sacramento carried Major League Baseball):

    The Wednesday debut of “Little Big Shots” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 and total viewers.
    · Hits an 11-week high for NBC in the time period in 18-49 (best since March 15, 1.5 with a “Voice” recap episode)
    · Scores a 13-week timeslot high for the net in total viewers (best since 9.0 million on March 1 with a crossover “Chicago Fire”).
    · Moves to a summer Wednesday time period and finishes within 0.1 of its most recent Sunday rating (1.2 vs. 1.3 on May 14).
    · Increases versus that most recent telecast in total viewers (7.555 million vs. 7.339 million).
    · Wins the timeslot among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and total viewers and ranks #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in every other key measure.
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “Little Big Shots” has increased this season by +19% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.48 to a 1.76) and +1.2 million viewers overall (9.1 million to 10.3 million).

    The third-season premiere of “The Carmichael Show” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET):
    · More than doubles its year-ago finale in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.4 at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016) and grows +89% in total viewers (4.263 million vs. 2.251 million).
    · Tops last season’s final four originals in 18-49 (best since May 1, 2015, 0.9).
    · Is currently beating last season’s final six originals in total viewers (best since April 10, 5.4 million), pending updates.
    · Equals last season’s series average in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9, L+SD) and grows in total viewers (4.263 million vs. 4.162 million).
    · Retains 90% of last year’s initial telecast (0.9 vs. 1.0 at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016) and increases by +4% in total viewers (4.263 million vs. 4.091 million).
    · Ranks #2 in the slot in adults 18-49 among the Big 4 nets and ties for #1 in men 25-54.
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last season, “Carmichael” grew by +20% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.94 to a 1.13) and +535,000 viewers overall (4.3 million to 4.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    The 9:30 “Carmichael Show” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET):
    · Finishes within 0.1 of its lead-in in 18-49.
    · Retains 100% of its lead-in among millennials (including adults 18-34, men 18-34 and women 18-34).
    · Finishes #2 in the slot in adults 18-49 among the Big 4 nets and finishes #2 or tied for #2 among those nets in all other key measures.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.1/6 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.5/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.4/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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.