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Thursday Final Nationals: Jennifer Lopez Twice a Winner with ‘American Idol’ and ‘Shades of Blue’

Night two of the 15th season of “American Idol” helped Fox reign supreme on a busy Thursday night.

“Idol” judge and music superstar Jennifer Lopez also reaped benefits starring in NBC’s “Shades of Blue”, her first turn on a scripted television series. The crime drama is NBC’s top Thursday drama debut in 18-49 in nearly four years (since March 1, 2012, “Awake,” 2.0), topping NBC’s prior seven Thursday drama premieres (excludes the return of “Heroes”) and is NBC’s most-watched Thursday debut in nearly seven years (since April 9, 2009, “Southland,” 9.9 million). “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is an executive producer of “Shades of Blue.”

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.0/3 3041 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 Beyond the Tank 2.8/5 4290 0.6/3 1.0/3 1.3/4
9:00 My Diet is Better Than Yours (p) 1.6/3 2417 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.9/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.8/10 9271 1.1/4 2.0/7 2.9/8
8:00 Big Bang Theory 9.7/16 15846 2.3/10 3.8/13 5.5/16
8:31 Life in Pieces 5.8/9 9270 1.2/5 2.1/7 3.0/8
9:01 Mom 5.5/9 8714 0.9/4 1.8/6 2.7/7
9:30 Angel from Hell (p) 5.1/9 8134 0.8/3 1.6/5 2.4/7
10:00 Elementary 4.3/8 6713 0.6/2 1.2/4 1.8/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.2/7 6604 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.0/6
8:00 Heroes Reborn 2.4/4 3739 0.6/2 1.0/3 1.3/4
9:00 The Blacklist 4.8/8 7522 0.9/4 1.6/5 2.1/6
10:00 Shades of Blue (p) 5.5/10 8550 1.1/4 1.8/6 2.5/7
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 6.1/10 10206 1.9/8 2.7/9 3.5/10
8:00 American Idol 6.1/10 10206 1.9/8 2.7/9 3.5/10
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 598 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 The Vampire Diaries (r) 0.5/1 687 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 The Originals (r) 0.4/1 509 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.3/2 2408 0.9/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.2/2 2201 0.8/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 2074 0.8/3
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.4/2 2585 1.0/3
10:03 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.4/3 2564 1.0/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 1/07/16

Beyond the Tank” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

My Diet is Better Than Yours” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.6/10
Men 18-34: 2.1/10
Women 18-49: 4.2/14
Men 18-49: 3.4/13

Life in Pieces” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.4/5
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.9/6

Mom” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Angel from Hell” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/4

Elementary” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Heroes Reborn” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

The Blacklist” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Shades of Blue” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

American Idol” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 2.3/9
Men 18-34: 1.4/6
Women 18-49: 3.2/10
Men 18-49: 2.2/8

Cable Rankings – Thursday 1/07/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Thursday, January 7:


  1. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.050 million

  2. “WWE SmackDown” (USA, 8 p.m.): 2.757

  3. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 2.577

  4. “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike, 10 p.m.): 2.495

  5. “Anderson Cooper 360: Guns in America: Obama Town Hall” (CNN, 8 p.m.): 2.380
  6. “Flip or Flop” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 2.201

  7. “Flip or Flop” (HGTV, 9:30 p.m.): 2.018

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 1.990

  9. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.897

  10. “President Obama Town Hall Special” (CNN, 9:12 p.m.): 1.881
  11. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 1.803

  12. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.798

  13. “Flip or Flop” (HGTV, 8:30 p.m.): 1.780

  14. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10:30 p.m.): 1.665

  15. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 1.609
  16. “Austin & Ally” (Disney Channel, 8:30 p.m.): 1.603

  17. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10 p.m.): 1.570

  18. “Liv and Maddie” (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.): 1.516

  19. “Flip or Flop” (HGTV, 8:30 p.m.): 1.780

  20. “The First 48” (A&E, 9 p.m.): 1.497

  • “NBA Basketball: Boston @ Chicago” (TNT, 8:00-10:34 p.m., 0.88 household rating): 1.393

  • “NBA Basketball: L.A. Lakers @ Sacramento” (TNT, 10:34 p.m.-1:08 a.m., 0.82 household rating): 1.238

  • “College Basketball: Arizona @ UCLA” (ESPN2, 9:07-11:04 p.m.-1:08 a.m., 0.44 household rating): 0.695


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  2. Shades of Blue may be a keeper. NBC sure promoted it enough on TV. These ratings would have to hold though. Awake flatlined pretty quickly despite that good premiere number

    • Those ratings aren’t even solid and , as you said, thanks to a fairly big campaign…

      But who knows, maybe they’ll grow from there… 🙂

        • Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 1/07 6:00-6:30 p.m.) 1.484 million viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

          Thundermans (Nickelodeon, 1/07 6:30-7:00 p.m.) 1.473 million viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

    • Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (Nickelodeon, 1/07 2:00-2:30 p.m.) 966,000 viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

      Fairly OddParents (Nickelodeon, 1/07 2:30-3:00 p.m.) 980,000 viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

      • Do you have ratings for Sanjay and Craig (8-9 pm) and Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (9-10 pm) on Nicktoons?

        • Sanjay and Craig (Nicktoons, 1/07 8:00-8:30 p.m.) 148,000 viewers, 0.04 adults 18-49 rating

          Sanjay and Craig (Nicktoons, 1/07 8:30-9:00 p.m.) 143,000 viewers, 0.03 adults 18-49 rating

          Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (Nicktoons, 1/07 9:00-9:30 p.m.) 198,000 viewers, 0.04 adults 18-49 rating

          Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (Nicktoons, 1/07 9:30-10:00 p.m.) 206,000 viewers, 0.05 adults 18-49 rating

  3. Shades of Blue did grow on its lead-in, the totally faded The Blacklist, but that’s really nothing to boast about, except maybe that this season not being an insta-flop is a kind of victory…