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Updated Tuesday Ratings: Easy Victory for NBC

TUESDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate rating results for Tuesday, August 21. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

-Total Viewers:

NBC: 8.69 million, CBS: 4.67, ABC: 3.47, Fox: 1.74, CW: 595,000

-Adults 18-49:

NBC: 1.7 rating/8 share, ABC: 0.9/ 4, CBS and Fox: 0.5/ 2 each, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 4.41 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 6 (#2)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 5.20 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3t)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 10.54 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Beat Shazam
Viewers: 2.16 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3t)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 697,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 3.85 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 4.30 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 11.25 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Beat Shazam
Viewers: 1.33 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 558,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 3.85 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 4.30 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 11.25 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Love Connection (R)
Viewers: 1.33 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

CW – Black Lightning (R)
Viewers: 558,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 3.78 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 4.42 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – America’s Got Talent
Viewers: 11.33 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Love Connection (R)
Viewers: 1.34 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

CW – Black Lightning (R)
Viewers: 565,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Castaways
Viewers: 2.52 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 4.47 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – Making It
Viewers: 4.76 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Castaways
Viewers: 2.40 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 4.35 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Making It
Viewers: 3.36 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM ABC

    ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8-11pm – 3.5 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49): With its line-up of Bachelor in Paradise and Castaways, ABC earned 2nd place on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (0.9/4) to an America’s Got Talent-led NBC. ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise stood as Tuesday’s #2 TV show in Adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and tied NBC’s top-rated unscripted series as the night’s #1 show with Women 18-34.

    · Opposite America’s Got Talent from 8-10pm, ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise grew over the prior Tuesday in both Total Viewers (+2% – 4.0 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% – 1.1/5 vs. 1.0/5) to draw its largest audience on the night this season.

    · At 10pm, ABC’s Castaways held even week to week in Adults 18-49 at the #2 position in its hour (0.5/3-tie) to NBC’s Making It. In addition, Castaways improved its time slot for ABC over the year-ago night with original programming (Somewhere Between on 8/22/17) by 56% in Total Viewers (2.5 million vs. 1.6 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (0.5/3 vs. 0.4/2).

  2. FROM NBC

    “MAKING IT” IS UP WEEK TO WEEK, CURRENTLY EQUALING THE TIMESLOT’S COMBINED ABC-CBS COMPETITION

    “TALENT” DOMINATES FROM 8-10 P.M., BEATS “BACHELOR IN PARADISE” BY +82% IN 18-49 AND BY +7.0 MILLION VIEWERS OVERALL

    “AGT” RETAINS 100% OF LAST WEEK’S FAST-AFFIL 2.0

    NBC SWEEPS THE NIGHT IN EVERY KEY RATINGS MEASURE, TAKES 6 OF 6 HALF-HOURS IN 18-49

    L+3: THE PREVIOUS WEEK’S “TALENT” GENERATES THE NIGHT’S BIGGEST L+3 LIFTS IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

    Tuesday Results:

    NBC ranks #1 Tuesday night versus the Big 4 competition in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure, winning six of six half-hours in adults 18-49.

    “America’s Got Talent” (2.0/9 in 18-49, 11.0 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET):

    · Is close to rounding up to a 2.1 in 18-49 (currently reporting a 2.04 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Is the #1 show of the night in 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures (including a tie in women 18-34).

    · Beats the timeslot’s combined Big 4 competition in total viewers (11.007 million vs. a combined 10.521 million).

    · Tops ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” in the timeslot by +82% in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 1.1) and by +7.0 million persons or +177% in total viewers (11.0 million vs. 4.0 million).

    · Is retaining 100% of last week’s 2.0 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings in 18-49 and 95% of last week’s 2.1 in official nationals.

    · In total viewers, is up versus last week’s fast-affiliate 10.863 million and retaining 99% of last week’s 11.135 million in official nationals.

    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting:

    o Last week’s “Talent” increased by +25% in 18-49 (2.06 to 2.58) and +2.1 million viewers overall (11.1 million to 13.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    o These were the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers.

    o L+7: “America’s Got Talent” has increased by +39% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 2.17 to a 3.01) and +3.1 million viewers overall (11.6 million to 14.7 million).

    o With the addition of 35-day linear and projected non-linear ratings, “Talent’s” 18-49 figure grows to a 4.36.

    · Upscale: “Talent” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 111 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current” including L+3).

    “Making It” (1.0/5 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):

    · Is currently up +11% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.9) and up +7% in total viewers (4.062 million vs. 3.805 million), pending updates

    · Wins the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54.

    · Is currently equaling the timeslot’s combined ABC-CBS competition in 18-49 (1.0 vs. a combined 1.0).

    · Is the #1 most-watched Week 4 episode of any new summer series so far this year on the Big 4 networks (beating the previous Week 4 high of “The Proposal” on July 9, 3.446 million), and is also currently the #1 top-rated Week 4 episode of any new summer series so far this year on the Big 4 (beating the previous Week 4 high of “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back” on July 11, 0.9), pending updates.

    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last week’s “Making It” increased by +22% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.94 to 1.15) and +682,000 viewers overall (3.8 million vs. 4.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    · Upscale: “Making It” generates a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 111 among adult 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes. Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, “Making It” is indexing at a 117.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.3/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.4/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.2/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.3/2 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,” 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; “Late Late Show,” 0.1/1 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.5/3 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.

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