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Updated Tuesday Ratings: CBS Tops Night

TUESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 10.94 million, NBC: 5.82, ABC: 3.31, Fox: 2.03, CW: 1.84

-Adults 18-49:

CBS and NBC: 1.2 rating/5 share, ABC: 0.9/ 4, Fox and CW: 0.7/ 3 each

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 4.95 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 12.80 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.26 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 1.83 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#5)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.74 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4)

———-

8:30 p.m.

ABC – American Housewife
Viewers: 4.25 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 13.27 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.75 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 1.48 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

CW – The Flash
Viewers: 2.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 3.44 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 11.07 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Great News
Viewers: 3.55 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Prison Break
Viewers: 2.38 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – Zombie
Viewers: 1.13 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Imaginary Mary
Viewers: 2.92 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Bull
Viewers: 10.70 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Great News
Viewers: 2.76 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Prison Break
Viewers: 2.44 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2t)

CW – Zombie
Viewers: 987,000(#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

———-

10:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
Viewers: 2.23 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 9.07 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 5.71 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/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 8.70 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 5.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

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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

    CBS Tuesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “NCIS” IS TUESDAY’S MOST WATCHED PROGRAM
    AND HIGHEST RATED SCRIPTED SERIES IN A18-49

    “Bull” Sweeps its Time Period in Viewers and Demos

    CBS Tops the Night in Viewers, A18-49 and A25-54

    “The Late Show” Delivers its Highest Regularly Scheduled
    Local Rating Since Sept. 22, 2015

    “The Late Show” Up +41% From the Same Night Last Year

    · At 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (13.04m) and averaged 1.4 in A18-49 and 2.2 in A25-54. NCIS was Tuesday’s #1 program in viewers and #1 scripted program in A18-49 and A25-54.

    · At 9:00 PM, BULL was first in viewers (10.89m), A18-49 (1.2, nc) and A25-54 (1.9).

    · At 10:00 PM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was first in viewers (8.89m), A25-54 (1.6, tie, nc) and averaged 1.0 in A18-49 (nc).

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (10.94m), A18-49 (1.2, tie) and A25-54 (1.9).

    “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

    · At 11:30 PM, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, with guests John Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry, was first in the 56 overnight local markets (3.1), delivering the show’s highest regularly scheduled local rating since Sept. 22, 2015. THE LATE SHOW was up +15% over last Tuesday’s broadcast and +41% over the same night last year.

    · THE LATE SHOW was also first in A18-49 in the 25 local people meter markets (0.7), up +40% over both last week and last year. This was THE LATE SHOW’s highest local A18-49 rating since Feb. 15, 2016.

  2. FROM ABC

    ABC Tuesday Prime (8-11pm – 3.3 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
    For the 2nd week in a row, all 4 of ABC’s Tuesday comedies dominated their Fox and NBC comedy competition in each half-hour from 8-10pm.

    · At 8pm, ABC’s The Middle ranked as Tuesday’s #1 comedy (tie) and head to head doubled Fox’s competing Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the slot with Adults 18-49 (+100% – 1.2/5 vs. 0.6/3). The Middle was up from its week-ago Fast Affiliate rating (+9%), which adjusted up 1-tenth in the Nationals.

    · At 8:30pm, ABC’s American Housewife tied its lead-in The Middle as Tuesday’s top-rated comedy and also doubled the second half-hour of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine in Adults 18-49 (+100% – 1.2/5 vs. 0.6/2). American Housewife remained even with the prior week in Adults 18-49.

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

    · At 9:30pm, ABC’s Imaginary Mary surged by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+12% – 2.9 million vs. 2.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+29% – 0.9/3 vs. 0.7/3) to hit a 3-week high in viewers (since 4/18/17) and match its best young adult number on the night. Imaginary Mary outdelivered the second episode of NBC’s Great News in the half-hour by 29% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.7/2).

    · At 10pm, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. held exactly even with its week-ago L+SD Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating (0.7/3). S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Top Gainer This Season 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.

  3. FROM NBC

    “THE VOICE” IS THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49, MAINTAINS 100% VS. LAST WEEK AND VS. THE YEAR-AGO SHOW

    “GREAT NEWS” MAINTAINS 100% WEEK TO WEEK AT 9 P.M., RANKS #2 IN TOTAL VIEWERS; GROWS AT 9:30 BY +17% IN 18-49, +13% IN TOTAL VIEWERS

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

    L+3: LAST WEEK’S “CHICAGO FIRE” SCORED THE NIGHT’S BIGGEST L+3 LIFT IN 18-49 RATING

    Tuesday Primetime Ratings:

    NBC ties for the Tuesday win among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, led by the #1 show of the night on those nets, “The Voice,” and another 10 p.m. timeslot win for “Chicago Fire.”

    “The Voice” (1.6/7 in 18-49, 8.5 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.
    · Retains 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.6) and 96% in total viewers (8.502 million vs. 8.821 million).
    · Maintains 100% of the year-ago fourth live Tuesday telecast in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.6 on May 3, 2016) and 99% in total viewers (8.502 million vs. 8.596 million).
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last week’s “Voice” grew +18% in 18-49 (1.64 to 1.94) and more than +1.0 million viewers overall (8.8 million to 9.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.
    · 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, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET):
    · Ranks #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 nets in total viewers.
    · Retains 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and total viewers (3.547 million vs. 3.546 million).
    · Will add viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last week’s 9 p.m. “Great News” grew +12% in 18-49 (0.81 to 0.91) and +307,000 viewers overall (3.5 million to 3.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.
    · Upscale: “Great News” is a strong upscale performer, with the 9 p.m. episode averaging a 123 index among adults 18-49 living in $100K+ homes and the 9:30 telecast delivering a 121.

    A second telecast of “Great News” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET):
    · Grows +17% or 0.1 of a point week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +13% in total viewers (2.756 million vs. 2.442 million).
    · Retains 88% of its lead-in in adults 18-49 and 100% in men 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34
    · Will increase its viewership via time-shifting and VOD – the prior Tuesday’s 9:30 “Great News” increased by +12% in 18-49 (0.60 to 0.67) and +252,000 viewers overall (2.4 million to 2.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.

    “Chicago Fire” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 5.8 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 among those nets in adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults and women 25-54.
    · Retains 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2) and 96% in total viewers (5.811 million vs. 6.081 million).
    · It’s the 49th 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 — last week’s “Fire” increased by +52% in 18-49 (1.20 to 1.82) and +2.8 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 8.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. The gain of +0.62 is the biggest L+3 lift of the night in 18-49 rating.

    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,” 3.1/8; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 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,” 0.4/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.3/3.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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.

  4. The CBS lineup will be interesting because I’m sure the Navy Seals project will boot either Bull or NOLA from this lineup. CBS should actually think about putting Navy Seals at 8pm and NCIS at 9pm to freshen up NCIS.

    Idol changes the game for ABC in my opinion I think this might force ABC to cut one of the comedy hours because we know they’re not touching TGIT or Mondays. ABC minus well just go with The Middle and American Housewife next season for one hour and add an hour on Fridays. Roseanne will make things interesting too. I would like to see ABC put Idol on Fridays and results show on Sundays but they will never do that just like The CW won’t put Dynasty on Fridays although that’s a good night for it based off of how MacGyver did for CBS this year.

    Great growth again by another Chicago show out of a low-rated NBC comedy. For the comedy side on NBC I’m hoping for them that Will & Grace can save them but they passed on Relatively Happy as a mate for it so hopefully ABC passes on Household Name which is the Carol Burnett comedy and NBC goes after it. That would be a great tandem right there with Will & Grace and Household Name.

    • ABC just canned Last Man Standing. The biggest shock to me so far today. ABC isn’t the production company so I hope the production pitches it to another network. FOX would beg for LMS’s ratings. Can’t believe ABC did that.

      • Could it be it’s because Tim Allen dared express a non-PC political opinion?

        Not that I like the show. I found it a boring remake of Home Improvement with daughters instead of sons. But still… The timing is interesting.

        Sad that you are right that FOX would beg for LMS’ ratings.

        The whole “lowering the bar” process has led to incredibly illogical contortions where shades of floppitude are endlessly analyzed and spun.

        • Some suggest Allen has a high salary and Disney does not produce the show (20th Century fox does). Still though it put up a 1 Demo and it has more viewers on Friday than the Mick and New Girl combined on FOX

          • Interesting. Thanks Garebelman. 🙂

            As I say, it’s all about the internal politics. While not a hit it is bringing in WAY more money than Mick and New Girl combined. 🙂

      • Yeah I heard it about Garebelman that is the biggest shocker to me I didn’t expect that totally out of left field. A lot of people have suggested FOX pick it up since they own it and that would be awesome for FOX if they do pick it up because they badly need a comedy that’s got a built-in audience and is versatile enough to fit anywhere on the schedule including Fridays. It would be their most successful Friday show in like over 2 decades since The X-Files I believe. ABC made a bad move there hopefully FOX can capitalize on it.

    • AI is used up and was no longer highly-rated. Of course it was still doing better than the Channing Dungey Specials, but still, it’ll hardly “change the game”… 🙂

  5. Imaginary Mary, The Flash, Great News, Fresh Off The Boat, iZombie, Prison Break, Agent of SHIELD.

    7 ratings disasters on the night, 5 of which are renewals of flops or a re-animation of an old show that had already finished its low-rated run…

    So much self-inflicted pain… 🙁