Wednesday, January 17, 2018

NBC Ratings - January 2018

NBC RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF JAN. 8-14

“This Is Us” Ranks #3 for the Week Among Entertainment Telecasts on the Big 4, “Ellen’s Game of Games” Ties for #5; In L+3 Nielsens, “Us” Rises to Tie #2 “Big Bang”

NBC Leads the Season to Date in Every Key Ratings Demographic, Including a Commanding Margin of +22% in Adults 18-49

Monday’s “The Wall” Grows +25% Week to Week in 18-49 & “Better Late Than Never” Increases by +14%

L+3: “The Brave” Grows +95% in 18-49, the Biggest L+3 Lift of the Night on the Big 4

"This Is Us" & "Game of Games" Are Tuesday’s #1-2 Shows in 18-49, “Chicago Med” Rules at 10

L+3: “Us” Generates the Biggest L+3 Lifts of the Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers

NBC Takes Its Third Straight Wednesday in Total Viewers, Finishes Within 0.1 of the Night’s 18-49 Lead
Friday’s “Blindspot” Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast Since the Show’s Season Premiere

L+3: “Chicago P.D.” Captures Wednesday’s Top L+3 Lift in Total Viewers While “Chicago Fire” Is Thursday’s Biggest Gainer in 18-49 Percentage

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2018 — NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall for the primetime week of Jan. 8-14, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Pacing NBC’s week was “This Is Us,” the #3 entertainment telecast of the week on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, and “Ellen’s Game of Games,” which tied for #5.

Including “live plus three day” viewership, “This Is Us” rose to tie the #2 entertainment show of the week, “The Big Bang Theory” (with a 4.37 rating each). The week’s #1 entertainment show, “The Simpsons” (which was boosted by an NFL Playoff lead-in), has not yet been rated in L+3 Nielsens.

Season to date, NBC is running #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic. Counting entertainment programming only, NBC leads the season in adults 18-49, and also ranks #1 among the Big 4 in adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demos (including a tie in women 18-34).

Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

Week 16 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Jan. 8-14
CBS…2.1
Fox…2.0
NBC…1.0
ABC…1.0
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
CBS…10.7 million
Fox…6.6 million
NBC…4.6 million
ABC…4.3 million
CW…1.0 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…2.2
Fox…1.8
CBS…1.7
ABC…1.4
CW…0.6
Total Viewers
CBS…9.5 million
NBC…8.6 million
ABC…6.0 million
Fox…5.8 million
CW…1.7 million

NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 8-14:
Monday
“The Wall” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) jumped +25% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.8) and +16% in total viewers (5.0 million vs. 4.4 million), despite this week’s high-rated competition from ESPN’s coverage of the college football national championship. “The Wall” maintained or increased its rating from half-hour to half-hour in all key ratings categories. L+3: “The Wall” increased by +6% in 18-49 (1.04 to 1.10) and +311,000 viewers overall (5.0 million to 5.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: Last season, “The Wall” increased by +14% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.22 to a 1.35) and +619,000 viewers overall (5.4 million to 6.0 million). Upscale: “The Wall” delivers a solid upscale audience, last season indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
“Better Late Than Never” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) increased by +14% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7), despite this week’s high-rated college-football competition. L+3: “Better Late Than Never” grew by +18% in 18-49 (0.83 to 0.98) and +804,000 viewers overall (4.1 million to 4.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: In its first season, “Better Late Than Never” grew by +23% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.60 to a 1.96) and +1.6 million viewers overall (7.4 million to 9.0 million) going from L+SD to L+7.
“The Brave” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET. L+3: “The Brave” grew by +95% in 18-49 (0.55 to 1.07) and +2.5 million viewers overall (2.9 million to 5.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage. L+7: “The Brave” has increased by +64% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.03 to a 1.69) and +3.0 million viewers overall (5.1 million to 8.1 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Brave” figure grows to a 2.22 in 18-49. Upscale: “The Brave” is generating a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 108 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

Tuesday
NBC wins the night among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic, sweeping six of six half-hours in adults 18-49. Note that some NBC, ABC and CW stations carried ACC college basketball.
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (2.1/8 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) won the timeslot in adults 18-49 by a +40% margin (2.1 vs. 1.5 for CBS’ #2 “NCIS”) and ranked #1 in the hour in every key demographic (including a tie in men 25-54). “Game” was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s “This Is Us.” From its first half-hour to its second, “Game” grew significantly in every key ratings measure, including jumps of +28% in adults 18-49 (1.8 to 2.3) +1.2 million persons in total viewers (7.3 million to 8.5 million). L+3: “Game” grew by +14% in 18-49 (2.08 to 2.37) and +884,000 viewers overall (7.9 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.
“This Is Us” (2.7/10 in 18-49, 9.7 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 and won the timeslot in every key demographic, leading in 18-49 by a +125% margin (2.7 vs. 1.2 for CBS’ #2 “Bull”). “Us” built on its powerful lead-in from “Game of Games” by +29% in 18-49 and +22% in total viewers. L+3: “This Is Us” increased by +62% in 18-49 (2.69 to 4.37) and more than +4.6 million viewers overall (9.7 million to 14.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and percentage, as well as total viewers. L+7: “This Is Us” is growing by +81% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.80 to a 5.06) and +6.2 million viewers overall (10.5 million to 16.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7. When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Us” 18-49 rating increases to an 8.38. Upscale: “Us” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 146 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
“Chicago Med” (1.4/6 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) won the slot in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demos, ranking #1 by a +40% margin in adults 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.0 for CBS’ #2 “NCIS: New Orleans”).”Med” virtually matched the prior week’s season-high 1.5, to post “Med’s” second highest 18-49 rating since last March. L+3: “Med” grew by +51% in 18-49 (1.38 to 2.08) and +3.2 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Med” is increasing by +76% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.20 to a 2.11) and more than +3.9 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 10.6 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Med” 18-49 rating increases to a 3.10.

Wednesday
NBC won Wednesday night in total viewers for a third week in a row.
“The Blacklist” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0) and grew +2% in total viewers (6.2 million vs. 6.0 million), to equal the show’s highest rating and deliver its most-watched episode since its season premiere on Sept. 27 (1.1 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers). It was the third straight “Blacklist” original to grow in total viewers (from 5.0 million on Nov. 8 to 5.9 million on Nov. 15 to 6.0 million on Jan. 3 to 6.2 million this week). L+3: “Blacklist” increased by +53% in 18-49 (1.00 to 1.53) and +2.3 million viewers overall (6.2 million to 8.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Blacklist” is growing by +74% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.94 to a 1.64) and +3.1 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 8.7 million). Upscale: “Blacklist” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 128 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the highly competitive timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers, finishing within 110,000 persons of the timeslot lead in total viewers (6.1 million vs. 6.2 million for CBS’ “SEAL Team”) and within 0.2 of the 18-49 lead (1.3 vs. 1.5 for Week 2 of Fox’s “9-1-1”). L+3: “SVU” grew +55% in 18-49 (1.32 to 2.04) and more than +2.2 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 8.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “SVU” has grown by +73% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.28 to a 2.22) and +2.9 million viewers overall (5.9 million to 8.8 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “SVU” 18-49 rating increases to a 3.43.
“Chicago P.D.” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) deliveredthe show’s second biggest overall viewership for a regular-slot telecast in nearly a year (since Jan. 18, 2017, 7.1 million), trailing over that span only the Nov. 29,2017 episode (7.0 million). “P.D.” won the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure (including a tie in men 18-34) and has now won the slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 27 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016. L+3: “P.D.” grew by +60% in 18-49 (1.29 to 2.07) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night in total viewers, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night in total viewers. L+7: “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +91% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.15 to a 2.20) and more than +4.1 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 10.3 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “P.D.” figure grows to a 2.97.

Thursday
“Superstore” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1) and 98% in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.9 million) and ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total and most other key categories, behind only “The Big Bang Theory.” L+3: “Superstore” increased by +41% in 18-49 (1.11 to 1.57) and +1.1 million viewers overall (3.8 million to 4.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Superstore” is growing by +48% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.16 to a 1.72) and +1.2 million viewers overall (4.3 million to 5.5 million). When projected non-linear 35-day viewing is included, the “Superstore” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.85. Upscale: “Superstore” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 117 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.
“The Good Place” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0) and grows in total viewers (3.105 million vs. 3.076 million). L+3: “Good Place” grew +63% in 18-49 (0.97 to 1.58) and +1.5 million viewers overall (3.1 million to 4.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “The Good Place” is increasing by +68% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 so far this season (from a 1.20 to a 2.01) and +1.9 million viewers overall (4.3 million to 6.2 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Good Place” figure grows to a 3.40. Upscale: “Good Place” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 134 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
“Will & Grace” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 9-9:31 p.m. ET) built on its lead-in by +10% in 18-49 and +34% in total viewers. L+3: “Will & Grace” increased by +86% in 18-49 (1.14 to 2.12) and +2.6 million viewers overall (4.2 million to 6.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Will & Grace” has grown by +82% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (1.97 to a 3.58) and +4.2 million viewers overall (7.2 million to 11.4 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Will & Grace” 18-49 average increases to a 5.23. Upscale: “Will & Grace” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 136 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
“Great News” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 9:31-10 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6). L+3: “Great News” increased by +21% in 18-49 (0.58 to 0.70) and +407,000 viewers overall (2.3 million to 2.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 ratings. L+7: “Great News” has increased by +22% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.82 to a 1.00) and +549,000 viewers overall (3.4 million to 3.9 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Great News” 18-49 rating grows to a 1.39. Upscale: “Great News” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 128 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
“Chicago Fire” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) equaled NBC’s non-sports average in the timeslot last season in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9, L+SD) and was up +10% in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.8 million). L+3: “Fire” grew by +93% in 18-49 (0.92 to 1.78) and +3.5 million viewers overall (5.3 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage. L+7: “Chicago Fire” is growing by +88% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.18 to a 2.22) and more than +4.0 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 10.4 million) going from L+SD to L+7. With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Fire” figure increases to a 2.93 in 18-49.

Friday
“Blindspot” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew +17% versus the show’s prior telecast of three weeks earlier in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6 on Dec. 22) and +2% in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.5 million), to equal the show’s high this season in 18-49 and deliver its most-watched episode since “Blindspot’s” Oct. 27 season premiere (4.1 million). The 0.7 in 18-49 equaled NBC’s highest in-season rating in the time period since April 7, 2017 (0.8). L+3: “Blindspot” grew by +73% in 18-49 (0.74 to 1.28) and more than +1.8 million viewers overall (3.6 million to 5.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Blindspot” is increasing by +91% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.67 to a 1.28) and +2.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 5.7 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Great News” 18-49 rating grows to a 2.14. Upscale: “Blindspot” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
The second-season debut of “Taken” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 among the Big 4 networks in the timeslot in total viewers. “Taken” maintained or increased its rating from half-hour to half-hour in every key demographic. L+3: “Taken” grew by +47% in 18-49 (0.51 to 0.75) and +1.5 million viewers overall (2.8 million to 4.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: Last season, “Taken” increased by +32% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.00 to a 1.32) and +1.8 million viewers overall (5.1 million to 6.9 million).
“Dateline NBC” (0.8/4 in 18-49, 1.1 in adults 25-54, 4.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. “Dateline” was the #1 newsmagazine of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers L+3: “Dateline” increased by +37% in 18-49 (0.84 to 1.15) and +1.4 million viewers overall (4.3 million to 5.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +34% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.89 to a 1.19) and more than +1.1 million viewers overall (5.0 million to 6.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' HITS A SEASON HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

With Host Sam Rockwell and Musical Guest Halsey, the Jan. 13 Edition of “SNL” Averages 7.2 Million Viewers, Best So Far in the 2017-18 Season
NEW YORK. – Jan. 17, 2018 – "Saturday Night Live" has delivered a season high in total viewers.

The Jan. 13 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Sam Rockwell and featuring musical guest Halsey, averaged a 1.91 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 7.234 million viewers.

It’s the most-watched “SNL” of the season, topping the prior high, the show’s Sept. 30 season premiere (7.100 million with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z).

The Jan. 13 “Saturday Night Live” is up +7% versus the show’s January 2017 average for originals (7.234 million vs. 6.740 million). In 18-49, this week’s “SNL” maintained 100% of the year-ago January average (1.91 vs. 1.91).

The Jan. 13 telecast, which aired live coast to coast (11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT) and counted viewers from 11:30 encores in western markets, was the #1 non-sports show of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers, topping every primetime entertainment telecast on those nets in both measures.

Note that “SNL” adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with this season’s first nine originals growing by +58% in 18-49 and +2.734 million persons or +40% in total viewers going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to “live plus seven day” figures. In L+SD, “SNL” so far this season is averaging a 1.85 rating in 18-49 and 6.880 million viewers overall, and in L+7, “SNL” is growing to a 2.92 in 18-49 and 9.614 million viewers.

This is the show’s #2 most-watched season in L+7 in nine years, since “SNL” averaged 10.365 viewers for originals at this point in 2008, trailing over that span only last year’s election-fueled average of 10.805 million viewers.

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ DOMINATES THE WEEK OF JAN. 8-12 IN 18-49

Jimmy Fallon & Seth Meyers Top Their ABC-CBS Timeslot Competition Head to Head in Every Key Demographic

NEW YORK — Jan. 17, 2018 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has delivered a decisive victory for the late-night ratings week of Jan. 8-12, winning versus the timeslot’s ABC and CBS competition in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. Note that NBC’s Monday results are excluded from these weekly averages and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” aired a Friday encore.

“Tonight” won the 11:35 p.m. hour for the week over Kimmel by a +31% margin in 18-49 (with a 0.64 rating vs. a 0.49) and versus CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by +36% (0.64 vs. 0.47).

The +36% win over Colbert is “Tonight’s” biggest versus “Late Show” originals, excluding weeks of high-rated NFL primetime overruns, since Aug 7-11 (+55%, 0.65 vs. 0.42).
At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” outrated CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” by a +48% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.37 rating vs. a 0.25).

“Late Night” ranked #1 versus “Late Late Show” in every key measure – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- and also beat ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30 to 1 a.m. ET in all key categories.

At 1:35 a.m., an encore week of “Last Call with Carson Daly” generated a 0.25 rating in 18-49, making this the show’s top-rated week for originals or rebroadcasts, excluding weeks of high-rated primetime NFL overruns, since Nov. 7-11, 2016 (0.28).

The “Last Call” encores tied last week’s 18-49 average for CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (0.25) -- which aired four originals and one rebroadcast -- despite “Last Call” starting one hour later.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 8-12. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”)

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.64 rating, 4 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 047/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.49/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.32/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.37/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.25/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.25/2 (R) *
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.594 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 3.319 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.186 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.410 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.435 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.364 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.819 million viewers (R) *
* Friday’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores. NBC’s Mondays shows are excluded from these averages.

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.70 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.61/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.48/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.31/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.41/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.30/3
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.24/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.805 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.814 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.292 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.428 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.595 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.453 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.842 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JAN. 8-12
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.25
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.13
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.12 (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.54
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.41
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.851 million
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.336 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.260 million (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.106 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.859 million

‘TODAY’ IS #1 FOR 7th STRAIGHT WEEK

TODAY Wins Across the Board for 7 Consecutive Weeks, Its Best Streak Since February-April 2012
TODAY Is #1 in Key Demo for 107 Straight Weeks, Its Best Demo Streak in More Than 5 Years
TODAY Is #1 Across the Board Season to Date, Posting Its Best STD Margin Over GMA Since 2011-2012

NEW YORK – January 17, 2018 – TODAY was the number-one morning show outright last week beating the competition in total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. This marks TODAY’s seventh straight weekly across-the-board win, its longest streak since 2/20/2012 – 4/8/2012 . TODAY also hit four-week highs in both A25-54 viewership and advantages over GMA. TODAY has now won the key demo for 107 straight weeks, (123 of the last 124 weeks), its best demo streak in more than five years.

TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
NetHH
Rtg
HH
Shr
P2+
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
TODAY3.15134,3610.931,1921.341,611
CBS THIS MORNING2.66113,6730.587510.80971
GOOD MORNING AMERICA3.10124,2650.769791.141,373
TODAY finished #1 across-the-board for the seventh consecutive week (longest streak since 2/20/2012 – 4/8/2012).
TODAY is currently #1 in P2+, A25-54, & A18-49 for the 2017-18 season-to-date
TODAY averaged 1.611 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +238,000 (+17%) and CBS This Morning by +640,000 (+66%)
  • TODAY has ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 107 consecutive weeks (best streak in over five years) and 123 of the last 124 weeks
  • TODAY hit four-week highs in both A25-54 viewership and advantages over the competition (since week of 12/11/2017)
  • TODAY’s A25-54 viewership increased by +35,000 week-over-week, the highest among the morning shows
  • TODAY also improved its A25-54 lead over GMA vs. prior week (4% higher) and vs. the same week last season (12% higher)
  • TODAY delivered a 1.34 A25-54 rating, +0.20 points ahead of GMA and +0.54 points more than CBS
TODAY averaged 1.192 million A18-49 viewers, +213,000 (+22%) more than GMA and +441,000 (+59%) higher than CBS
  • TODAY had its best A18-49 viewership and advantage over ABC in four weeks
  • Versus prior week, TODAY increased by +21,000 A18-49 viewers
  • TODAY’s A18-49 advantage over GMA was 16% higher compared to the same week last season
  • TODAY’s 0.93 A18-49 rating led GMA by +0.17 points and CBS by +0.35 points
TODAY averaged 4.361 million total viewers, leading GMA by +96,000 (+2%) and CBS This Morning by +688,000 (+19%)
  • TODAY ranked #1 among total viewers for the seventh consecutive week (longest streak since 2/20/2012 – 4/8/2012).
SEASON-TO-DATE
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +174,000 and CBS by +592,000
TODAY ranks #1 among A18-49 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +208,000 and CBS by +467,000
TODAY ranks #1 among total viewers
  • Leads GMA by +18,000; best STD P2+ margin vs. GMA since 2011-12
    • Leads CBS by +733,000
  • “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT” IS #1 FOR 82 STRAIGHT WEEKS
    Continues Longest Key Demo Winning Streak in Over Four Years
    #1 Most-Watched Among A25-54 and A18-49 Viewers for 127 of Last 128 Weeks

    JANUARY 17, 2018 – “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” is the #1 most-watched evening broadcast in the key news demo for the week of January 8, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

    This past week, “NBC Nightly News” was first to air three exclusive NBC News reports. On Tuesday, NBC News correspondent Miguel Almaguer obtained exclusive footage of Santa Barbara County rescue teams using the jaws of life to save that 14 year-old who was trapped under mud and debris, alone, for six hours. Additionally, NBC News senior investigative and legal correspondent Cynthia McFadden reported on Russian birth tourists. On Wednesday, NBC News exclusively spoke with Deyshia Hargrave, the Louisiana teacher who was handcuffed after speaking out against a superintendent’s new contract.

    The broadcast continues its winning streak in the key demo, averaging 2.3 million A25-54 viewers and beating “ABC World News Tonight” by +206,000 viewers (+10%) and “CBS Evening News” by +778,000 viewers (+51%). Year over year, “Nightly News” grew its key demo audience.

    For 127 of the past 128 weeks, “Nightly News” is the most-watched among A18-49 viewers, averaging 1.6 million and topping ABC by +204,000 viewers (+14%) and CBS by +554,000 viewers (+50%).

    9.7 million total viewers tuned in to “Nightly News” for the week of January 8 besting “CBS Evening News” by +2.4 million total viewers (+32%) and growing year over year.

    “Nightly News” continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the key demo, delivering its largest demo lead CBS in seven seasons.

    The broadcast also continues to dominate its competition on social media with more followers on Facebook and a fivefold advantage in Twitter engagement compared to “CBS Evening News.”

    Follow Nightly News on Twitter and on Facebook for the latest.
    # # #
    Weekly Highlights:
    • “Nightly News” averaged 2.3 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +206,000 viewers (+10%) and CBS by +778,000 (+51%).
    • “Nightly News” has ranked #1 in A25-54 for 82 consecutive weeks.
    • “Nightly News” marked the longest key demo winning streak in over four years.
    • “Nightly News” averaged .1.6 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +204,000 (+14%) and CBS by +554,000 (+50%).
    • Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly News has won 127 of the last 128 weeks.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 9.7 million total viewers, beating CBS by +2.4 million (+32%).
    Season Highlights:
    • Nightly is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
    • Nightly News holds its largest A25-54 demo advantage over CBS in seven seasons.
    Week of January 8 – January 12, 2018:
     Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
    NBC 9.6801.922.3181.271.632
    CBS7.3201.281.5400.841.088
    ABC9.9191.752.1121.111.428
    # # #
    ABOUT NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT

    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America, providing the very latest on the day’s top stories and going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our times. NBC Nightly News reaches more than 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, and social media platforms. Lester Holt is the anchor, and Sam Singal is the executive producer.

    ‘TONIGHT SHOW’ ENCORES WIN THE WEEK OF JAN. 1-5 IN 18-49 VS. ORIGINAL COMPETITION

    It’s the Top-Rated Week of “Tonight” Encores Since May 29-June 2
    NEW YORK — Jan. 9, 2018 — An encore week of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the week of Jan. 1-5 in the key adult 18-49 demographic versus all original nights of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Note that Monday results are excluded from these weekly averages due to the New Year’s holiday.
    The “Tonight” rebroadcasts won the 11:35 p.m. hour over Colbert by a +15% margin in 18-49 (with a 0.60 rating vs. a 0.52) and versus Kimmel by +18% (0.60 vs. 0.51).

    Fallon’s 0.60 rating and 2.327 million viewers are the show’s best figures for a week of encores since May 29-June 6 (0.63 in 18-49, 2.469 million viewers).

    At 12:35 a.m. ET, rebroadcasts of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” outrated CBS’ encore week of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” by a +31% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.34 rating vs. a 0.26).

    LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
    (According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 1-5. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”)

    ADULTS 18-49
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight” 0.60 rating, 3 share (R) *
    CBS “Late Show,” 052/3 *
    ABC “Kimmel,” 0.51/3 *
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 0.33/2 *
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 0.34/3 (R) *
    CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.26/2 (R) *
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.24/2 (R) *
    TOTAL VIEWERS
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight,” 2.327 million viewers (R) *
    CBS “Late Show,” 3.544 million viewers *
    ABC “Kimmel,” 2.404 million viewers *
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 1.436 million viewers *
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 1.297 million viewers (R) *
    CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.383 million viewers (R)
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.798 million viewers (R) *
    * Mondays shows are excluded from these averages due to the New Year’s holiday.

    SEASON AVERAGES
    ADULTS 18-49
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight” 0.70 rating, 4 share
    CBS “Late Show,” 0.62/4
    ABC “Kimmel,” 0.48/3
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 0.31/2
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 0.41/3
    CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.31/3
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.24/2
    TOTAL VIEWERS
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight,” 2.821 million viewers
    CBS “Late Show,” 3.859 million viewers
    ABC “Kimmel,” 2.299 million viewers
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 1.427 million viewers
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 1.606 million viewers
    CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.462 million viewers
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.844 million viewers

    SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JAN. 1-5
    NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
    Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.23 **
    Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.11 **
    TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.12 (R)
    Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.60
    Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.50
    Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers.
    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.810 million **
    Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.313 million **
    TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.277 million (R)

    Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.217 million
    Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.004 million
    ** Preempted on Monday.

    ‘TODAY’ WINS THE WEEK IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND KEY DEMO

    TODAY Posts Its 6th Straight Weekly Across-the-Board Win, Its Best Streak Since February-April 2012
    TODAY Wins the Key Demo for 106 Straight Weeks, Its Best Streak in More Than 5 Years
    TODAY Is #1 Across the Board Season to Date, Posting Its Best STD Margin Over GMA Since 2011-2012
    Megyn Kelly TODAY Posts Best-Ever Ratings, TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda Posts Best Ratings in More than a Year

    NEW YORK – January 9, 2018 - - TODAY was the number-one morning show outright last week topping the competition in total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. TODAY has been the number-one morning show across the board for six straight weeks, its longest streak since 2/27/2012 – 4/8/2012. TODAY has now won the key demo A25-54 for 106 straight weeks (122 of the last 123 weeks), its best streak in more than five years.

    Additionally, Megyn Kelly TODAY averaged its best-ever weekly ratings in both total viewers and A25-54. The show averaged 2.9 million viewers (up 2% vs. prior week), which is the hour’s highest total viewer delivery since March 2017, and 863,000 in A25-54 (up 2%). TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda at 10 a.m. posted its best total viewer delivery in more than a year (since 12/26/2016) and its best key demo delivery since March 2017. The 10 a.m. hour was also up 3% in total viewers versus the prior year.

    *Please note – TODAY was based on a four-day average due to the New Year’s Day holiday.
    TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
    NetHH
    Rtg
    HH
    Shr
    P2+
    Imps
    P18-49
    Rtg
    P18-49
    Imps
    P25-54
    Rtg
    P25-54
    Imps
    TODAY3.13134,4650.911,1721.311,576
    CBS THIS MORNING2.60103,6060.567160.78944
    GOOD MORNING AMERICA3.05134,2760.759701.121,348
    TODAY finished #1 across-the-board for the sixth consecutive week (longest streak since 2/27/2012 – 4/8/2012).
    TODAY won all four rated mornings across-the-board
    TODAY is currently #1 across-the-board for the season-to-date
    TODAY averaged 1.576 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +228,000 (+17%) and CBS This Morning by +632,000 (+67%)
    • TODAY has ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 106 consecutive weeks (best streak in over five years) and 122 of the last 123 weeks
    • TODAY hit three-week highs in both A25-54 viewership and advantages over the competition (since week of 12/11/2017)
    • Week-over-week, TODAY saw the biggest increase among A25-54 viewers (+20%, or +259,000)
    • TODAY also improved its A25-54 lead over GMA vs. prior week (23% higher) and vs. the same week last season (21% higher)
    • TODAY delivered a 1.31 A25-54 rating, +0.19 points ahead of GMA and +0.53 points more than CBS
    TODAY averaged 1.172 million A18-49 viewers, +202,000 (+21%) more than GMA and +456,000 (+64%) higher than CBS
    • TODAY had its best A18-49 viewership and leads over the competition in three weeks
    • TODAY’s A18-49 advantage over GMA was 29% higher compared to the same week last season
    • TODAY’s 0.91 A18-49 rating led GMA by +0.16 points and CBS by +0.35 points
    TODAY averaged 4.465 million total viewers, leading GMA by +189,000 (+4%) and CBS This Morning by +859,000 (+24%)
    • TODAY ranked #1 among total viewers for the sixth consecutive week (longest streak since 2/27/2012 – 4/8/2012).
    • TODAY’s total viewership hit a three-week high, improving +10% (+397,000) versus prior week
    • TODAY also had its best total viewer lead over GMA in four weeks (since week of 12/4/2017), 30% higher than the prior week
    SEASON-TO-DATE
    TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 viewers
    • Leads GMA by +169,000 and CBS by +589,000
    TODAY ranks #1 among A18-49 viewers
    • Leads GMA by +208,000 and CBS by +470,000
    TODAY ranks #1 among total viewers
    • Leads GMA by +12,000; best STD P2+ margin vs. GMA since 2011-12

    • Leads CBS by +736,000
    • “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT” IS #1 FOR 81 STRAIGHT WEEKS
  • Marks Longest Key Demo Winning Streak in Over Four Years
    #1 Most-Watched Among A25-54 and A18-49 Viewers for 126 of Last 127 Weeks
    Posts Most Week-Over-Week Total Viewer Growth, Averages Over 10 Million Viewers

    JANUARY 9, 2018 – “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” is the #1 most-watched evening broadcast in the key news demo for the week of January 1, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

    The broadcast continues its winning streak in the key demo, averaging 2.4 million A25-54 viewers and beating “ABC World News Tonight” by +157,000 viewers (+7%) and “CBS Evening News” by +816,000 viewers (+52%). “Nightly News” grew more week over week compared to ABC and CBS and marked the longest key demo winning streak in over four years. Additionally, “Nightly News” posted its highest A25-54 viewer delivery in 52 weeks and improved its week-over-week advantage vs. ABC by 48% (+51,000) and CBS by 55% (+289,000).

    For 126 of the past 127 weeks, “Nightly News” is also the most-watched among A18-49 viewers, averaging 1.7 million and topping ABC by +160,000 viewers (+10%) and CBS by +603,000 viewers (+54%). “Nightly News” grew more week over week among A18-49 viewers compared to the competition and posted its highest A18-49 viewer delivery in 50 weeks. Year-over-year, “Nightly News” improved its advantage over ABC by +60% (+60,000) and CBS by +17% (+86,000).

    “Nightly News” averaged 10.1 million total viewers, beating “CBS Evening News” by +2.8 million total viewers (+34%) and posting the most growth week over week compared to any other evening broadcast.

    “Nightly News” continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the key demo, delivering its largest demo lead over CBS in four seasons.

    For the week of January 1, “Nightly News” rated for four nights (Jan. 2, Jan. 3, Jan. 4 and Jan. 5) due to the New Year’s holiday.

    The broadcast also continues to dominate its competition on social media with more followers on Facebook and a 1.5x advantage in Twitter engagement compared to “CBS Evening News.”

    Follow Nightly News on Twitter and on Facebook for the latest.
    # # #
    Weekly Highlights:
    • “Nightly News” averaged 2.4 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +157,000 viewers (+7%) and CBS by +816,000 (+52%).
    • “Nightly News” has ranked #1 in A25-54 for 81 consecutive weeks.
    • “Nightly News” grew more week over week compared to ABC and CBS and marked the longest key demo winning streak in over four years.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 1.7 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +160,000 (+10%) and CBS by +603,000 (+54%).
    • Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly News has won 126 of the last 127 weeks.
    • “Nightly News” grew more week over week among A18-49 viewers compared to ABC and CBS.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 10.1 million total viewers, beating CBS by +2.8 million (+34%).
    • “Nightly News” grew the most week over week compared to any other evening broadcast.
    Season Highlights:
    • “Nightly News” is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
    • “Nightly News” holds its largest A25-54 demo advantage over CBS in four seasons.
    Week of January 1 – January 5, 2018:
    Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
    NBC 10.0921.962.3721.331.711
    CBS 7.5181.291.5560.861.108
    ABC 10.3261.842.2151.201.551
    # # #
    ABOUT NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT

    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America, providing the very latest on the day’s top stories and going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our times. NBC Nightly News reaches more than 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, and social media platforms. Lester Holt is the anchor, and Sam Singal is the executive producer.

    WILD-CARD FOOTBALL, ‘GOLDEN GLOBES’ & ‘ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES’ ACCOUNT FOR 4 OF THE TOP 7, AS NBC DOMINATES THE WEEK OF JAN. 1-7

    Excluding Fox’s World Series Weeks, NBC’s 2.4 in 18-49 Equals the Top-Rated Week for Any Net This Season and Its 9.7 Million Viewers Overall is a New Season High for Any Non-World Series Week
    Falcons-Rams Football & “Golden Globes” Rank #1-2 for the Week in 18-49 & Total Viewers, Are Joined Among the Top 25 Primetime Shows on the Big 4 By 2 Episodes of “Game of Games,” “Chicago Med,” “Will & Grace,” “Chicago P.D.” & “SVU”
    It’s the Eighth Time in Nine Weeks NBC Has Won in 18-49 and Seventh Time in Nine Weeks in Total Viewers
    The Week Goes to NBC in Every Key Measures When Counting All Programs and Counting Entertainment Programs Only
    Season to Date, NBC Leads by a +35% Margin, Tied With Last Season as the Biggest Advantage for Any Network 15 Weeks Into the Season in the 30-Year History of Nielsen’s Current People Meter Sample
    NBC Wins Tuesday in 18-49 With “Game of Games” Delivering the #1-2 Ratings of the Night, “Chicago Med” Sews Up a Series High
    L+3: “Med” Delivers the Biggest L+3 Lifts of the Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers
    NBC Wins Wednesday in Total Viewers, With All Three Dramas Up Vs. Their Fall Finales
    L+3: “Chicago P.D.” Captures Wednesday’s Strongest L+3 Lift on the Big 4 in Total Viewers While “Chicago Fire” Is Thursday’s Biggest Gainer in 18-49 Percentage
    Friday’s Coverage of the U.S. Figures Skating Championship Doubles Last Year's Primetime Results in 18-49, Hits an Eight-Year High in Total Viewers
    Falcons-Rams NFC Wild Card Football Doubles the Combined Big 4 Competition in Every Key Measure
    The 75th Golden Globe Telecast Is Television's Most-Watched Primetime Entertainment Program Since Last February’s Academy Awards

    The “Golden Globes Arrivals Special” Hits a Nine-Year High in Total Viewers
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 9, 2018 — NBC has dominated primetime results for the week of Jan. 1-7, winning among the Big 4 networks in the key demographic of adults 18-49, plus total viewers and all other key ratings measures, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. NBC also led those networks in every key category when counting entertainment programs only.

    Saturday’s Falcons-Rams NFC Wild Card Game and Sunday’s “Golden Globe Awards” ranked #1-2 for the week in adults 18-49, total viewers and two Tuesday episodes of “Ellen’s Game of Games” joined them in accounting for four of the week’s top seven primetime shows on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 (excluding sports pre- and post-game shows). Also finishing in the top 25 in the top 25 were Tuesday’s “Chicago Med,” Wednesday’s “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago P.D.” and Thursday’s “Will & Grace.”
    Excluding Fox’s World Series weeks, NBC’s 2.4 rating in 18-49 for Jan. 1-7 equals the highest weeklong averages for any network so far this season and its 9.7 million viewers overall is a high for any network this season excluding those World Series weeks on Fox.
    NBC has now won eight of the last nine weeks in adults 18-49 and seven of the last nine in total viewers.

    NBC is dominating the current primetime season in adults 18-49, with a lead over #2 Fox of +0.6 of a rating point or +35% (2.3 vs. 1.7). The +35% advantage ties NBC’s margin of one year ago as the best for any #1 network at this point in the season in the 30-year history of Nielsen’s current people-meter sample.

    In total viewers, NBC currently ranks #2 and is running within 541,000 persons of #1 CBS (9.4 million vs. 8.8 million through 15 weeks). It’s NBC’s second-smallest deficit behind CBS in total viewers at this point in the season in the last 17 years (since 2000-01, when NBC led CBS by 339,000), trailing over that span only the year-ago gap of 265,000.

    Season to date, NBC is running #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic. Counting entertainment programming only, NBC leads the season in adults 18-49, and also ranks #1 among the Big 4 in adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-49 (tie) and all key adult-female demos.

    Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

    Week 15 Averages
    Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Jan. 1-7
    NBC…2.4
    Fox…1.7
    CBS…1.0
    ABC…1.0
    CW…0.2
    Total Viewers
    NBC…9.7 million
    CBS…7.5 million
    Fox…5.7 million
    ABC…4.2 million
    CW…0.8 million
    Season-to-Date Averages
    Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
    NBC…2.3
    Fox…1.7
    CBS…1.6
    ABC…1.5
    CW…0.6
    Total Viewers
    CBS…9.4 million
    NBC…8.9 million
    ABC…6.1 million
    Fox…5.8 million
    CW…1.8 million

    NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 1-7:
    Monday
    “The Wall” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) retained 99% of the show’s prior Monday telecast, which benefited from a “Voice” lead-in, in total viewers (4.359 million vs. 4.404 million from 10:01-11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4) and finished within 0.1 of a point in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.9), despite this week’s competition from high-rated bowl-game coverage on ESPN and ABC’s premiere of “The Bachelor.” L+3: “The Wall” increased by +11% in 18-49 (0.81 to 0.90) and +418,000 viewers overall (4.4 million to 4.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: Last season, “The Wall” increased by +14% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.22 to a 1.35) and +619,000 viewers overall (5.4 million to 6.0 million). Upscale: “The Wall” delivers a solid upscale audience, last season indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
    A 9-10 p.m. ET telecast of “Better Late Than Never” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) retained 99% of its total-viewer lead-in and finished within 0.1 of a point in 18-49. L+3: “Better Late Than Never” grew by +25% in 18-49 (0.75 to 0.94) and +968,000 viewers overall (4.3 million to 5.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: In its first season, “Better Late Than Never” grew by +23% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.60 to a 1.96) and +1.6 million viewers overall (7.4 million to 9.0 million) going from L+SD to L+7.
    “Better Late Than Never” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of its lead-in from the 9 p.m. “Better Late” in 18-49 and 95% in total viewers, while tying for the timeslot win among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and ranking #1 outright among those networks in adults 25-54. L+3: “Better Late Than Never” increased by +22% in 18-49 (0.74 to 0.90) and +900,000 viewers overall (4.1 million to 5.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    Tuesday
    NBC won the night in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic.
    The regular-slot premiere of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (2.2/8 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) jumped +29% versus the show’s Dec. 18 preview in 18-49 (2.2 vs. 1.7) and by more than +1.5 million persons or +22% in total viewers (8.8 million vs. 7.2 million). These are the highest in-season results for a regular-slot alternative-series premiere on the Big 4 since March 2016 in both 18-49 and total viewers (since a 2.8 in 18-49 and 14.9 million viewers for the regular-slot debut of NBC’s “Little Big Shots” on March 13, 2016). It was also NBC's best in-season performance in the timeslot for a non-“Voice” entertainment series in more than five years in total viewers, since an “America's Got Talent” season premiere on May 15, 2012 (10.5 million). Also, the 2.21 in 18-49 stands as NBC's best in-season rating for a non-“Voice” entertainment show in the hour in more than four years, since “The Biggest Loser” on Oct. 15, 2013 (2.29). “Game” ranked #1 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in every key demographic, winning in adults 18-49 by a +47% margin (2.2 vs. 1.5 for CBS’ #2 “NCIS”). L+3: “Game” grew by +14% in 18-49 (2.21 to 2.51) and +947,000 viewers overall (8.8 million to 9.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.
    A second episode of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (2.4/9 in 18-49, 8.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and winning its timeslot among the Big 4 networks in every key demographic. In adults 18-49, “Game” topped the slot’s #2 program by an +85% margin (2.4 vs. 1.3 for CBS’ #2 “Bull”). L+3: The 9 p.m. “Game” increased by +13% in 18-49 (2.40 to 2.71) and +996,000 viewers overall (8.9 million to 9.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens
    “Chicago Med” (1.5/6 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) hit a season high in 18-49 with its top rating since March 2 (1.7 Thursday at 9 p.m.). “Med” jumped +36% versus the show’s prior telecast, its fall finale three weeks ago, in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.1 on Dec. 12) and +12% in total viewers (7.0 million vs. 6.2 million), while winning the slot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and most other key demos, ranking #1 by a +50% margin in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.0 for CBS’ #2 “NCIS: New Orleans”). L+3: “Med” grew by +50% in 18-49 (1.46 to 2.19) and +3.3 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 10.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lifst of the night in 18-49 rating (+0.73) and total viewers. L+7: “Med” is increasing by +68% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.20 to a 2.11) and more than +3.9 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 10.6 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Med” 18-49 rating increases to an 2.42.

    Wednesday
    NBC won the highly competitive night in total viewers.
    “The Blacklist” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) increased by +11% versus its prior telecast of seven weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.9 on Nov. 15) and +2% in total viewers (6.0 million vs. 5.9 million), to deliver the show’s highest rating since Oct. 11 and most-watched episode since its season premiere on Sept. 27 (6.4 million). The 1.0 also equals “Blacklist’s” second-highest 18-49 rating since Nov. 10, 2016 (1.2 Thursday at 10 p.m.), trailing over that span only the Sept. 27 season premiere (1.1). L+3: “Blacklist” increased by +51% in 18-49 (1.03 to 1.56) and +2.4 million viewers overall (6.0 million to 8.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Blacklist” is growing by +74% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.94 to a 1.64) and +3.1 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 8.7 million). Upscale: “Blacklist” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 128 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
    “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) grew +8% versus its prior telecast of four weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.3 on Dec. 6) and +1% in total viewers (6.228 million vs. 6.176 million), to deliver the second-most-watched “SVU” since Feb. 8, 2017 (6.9 million), trailing over that span only the Nov. 29 telecast (7.1 million), which benefited from a “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” lead-in. L+3: “SVU” grew +51% in 18-49 (1.36 to 2.06) and +2.3 million viewers overall (6.2 million to 8.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “SVU” has grown by +73% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.28 to a 2.22) and +2.9 million viewers overall (5.9 million to 8.8 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “SVU” 18-49 rating increases to a 3.40.
    “Chicago P.D.” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) captured the show’s highest regular-slot 18-49 rating since Jan. 18, 2017 (1.5) and won the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure. Versus the show’s previous episode of four weeks earlier, “P.D.” increased by +17% in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.2 on Dec. 6) and +4% in total viewers (6.8 million vs. 6.5 million). “P.D.” has now won the slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 26 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016. L+3: “P.D.” grew by +56% in 18-49 (1.35 to 2.11) and +3.2 million viewers overall (6.8 million to 10.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night in total viewers. L+7: “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +91% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.15 to a 2.20) and more than +4.1 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 10.3 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “P.D.” figure grows to a 2.92.

    Thursday
    “Superstore” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) increased by +10% versus the show’s previous Thursday episode of nine weeks earlier in both 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0 on Nov. 2) and total viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.5 million). “Superstore” ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in every key ratings measure, behind only “The Big Bang Theory.” L+3: “Superstore” increased by +47% in 18-49 (1.11 to 1.63) and +1.1 million viewers overall (3.9 million to 5.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Superstore” is growing by +48% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.16 to a 1.72) and +1.2 million viewers overall (4.3 million to 5.5 million). When projected non-linear 35-day viewing is included, the “Superstore” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.81. Upscale: “Superstore” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.
    “The Good Place” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% of the show’s previous telecast of nine weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0 on Nov. 2) and grew in total viewers (3.076 million vs. 3.062 million), while also maintaining100% of the show’s 18-49 rating on the year-ago night (1.0 vs. 1.0 on Jan. 5, 2017). L+3: “Good Place” grew +65% in 18-49 (1.00 to 1.65) and +1.5 million viewers overall (3.1 million to 4.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “The Good Place” is increasing by +68% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 so far this season (from a 1.20 to a 2.01) and +1.9 million viewers overall (4.3 million to 6.2 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Good Place” figure grows to a 3.33. Upscale: “Good Place” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 133 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
    “Will & Grace” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 9-9:31 p.m. ET) outrated the timeslot’s competition from Fox’s series premiere of “The Four” (1.4 vs. 1.2 from 9-9:30), as well as ABC’s “Waco” special (1.4 vs. 1.0), and was up +27% versus NBC’s non-sports average in the timeslot last season in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.1) and up +40% versus this week’s lead-in (1.4 vs. 1.0). L+3: “Will & Grace” increased by +69% in 18-49 (1.37 to 2.32) and +2.6 million viewers overall (4.9 million to 7.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Will & Grace” has grown by +82% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (1.97 to a 3.58) and +4.2 million viewers overall (7.2 million to 11.4 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Will & Grace” 18-49 average increases to a 5.18. Upscale: “Will & Grace” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 136 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
    “Great News” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 9:31-10 p.m. ET) grew +50% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.4 on Dec. 28 with an encore lead-in) and +42% in total viewers (2.4 million vs. 1.7 million).L+3: “Great News” increased by +23% in 18-49 (0.62 to 0.76) and +452,000 viewers overall (2.4 million to 2.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 ratings.. L+7: “Great News” has increased by +21% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.89 to a 1.18) and +571,000 viewers overall (3.6 million to 4.2 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Great News” 18-49 rating grows to a 1.38. Upscale: “Great News” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 128 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
    “Chicago Fire” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) increased by +10% versus its prior episode of nine weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0 on Nov. 2) and also and +1% in total viewers (6.0 million vs. 5.9 million). “Fire” tied for #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and 18-34 and ranked #1 outright among those networks in women 18-49 and 18-34. L+3: “Fire” grew by +72% in 18-49 (1.12 to 1.93) and +3.3 million viewers overall (6.0 million to 9.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage. L+7: “Chicago Fire” is growing by +88% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.18 to a 2.22) and +4.0 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 10.4 million) going from L+SD to L+7. With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Fire” figure increases to a 2.91 in 18-49.

    Friday
    NBC Sports coverage of the “U.S. Figure Skating Championships” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) generated the biggest overall audience for a U.S. championship in eight years, since a Jan. 23, 2010 telecast averaged 5.4 million. Last Friday’s coverage doubled the results of one year earlier in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.4 on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017) and was up +1.7 million persons or +60% in total viewers (4.5 million vs. 2.8 million). The skating coverage tied for #2 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and ranked #2 outright among those nets in total viewers.

    Saturday
    NBC Sports coverage of the Atlanta Falcons-Los Angeles Rams Saturday primetime NFC Wild Car Game (7.0/26 in 18-49, 22.8 million viewers overall from 8:15-11:24 p.m. ET) dominated Saturday primetime among the Big 4 in every key measure, doubling the combined ratings of the Big 4 competition in all key categories – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. The Falcons-Rams game is the most-watched Saturday primetime show on any network since Jan. 14, 2017, with CBS’ coverage of an AFC divisional playoff game.

    Sunday
    NBC won Sunday night in total viewers and all key adult-female demographics, despite a high-rated NFL Playoff overrun on Fox.
    From 7-8 p.m. ET, “The 2018 Golden Globe Arrivals Special” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall) grew +11% versus last year in total viewers (6.801 million vs. 6.120 million), making this the most-watched “Arrivals” special in nine years (since Jan. 11, 2009, 7.8 million).
    “The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards” telecast, hosted by Seth Meyers (5.0 rating, 17 share in adults 18-49, 19.0 million viewers overall) ranks as television’s most-watched primetime entertainment show, broadcast or cable, since the Academy Awards last Feb. 26 (32.9 million). The 2018 “Globes” finished within 5% of last year’s 20.0 million in total viewers, which was the event’s second biggest audience in 10 years. In 18-49, the year-ago telecast averaged a 5.6 rating. This year’s coverage quadrupled NBC’s non-sports average in the timeslot last season in 18-49 (5.0 vs. 1.2, L+SD) and was up +13.2 million persons in total viewers (19.0 million vs. 5.8 million). In adult 18-49 rating, the “Globes’” 5.0 equals the highest primetime result on the broadcast networks for an entertainment telecast since the Academy Awards last February.

    NBC RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF DEC. 25-31

    Ranking in the Top 20 Among Primetime Big 4 Telecasts Are the Animated “Grinch,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” the “Grinch” Feature Film, “The Wall,” “Dateline NBC,” “Better Late Than Never” & “Dateline Mystery”
    Season to Date, NBC Leads in 18-49 by a +35% Margin, Biggest Advantage for Any Network 14 Weeks Into the Season in the 30-Year History of Nielsen’s Current People Meter Sample
    The Animated "Grinch" Special Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Show Christmas Night in 18-49
    NBC Wins Tuesday in 18-49; An Encore of "Ellen's Game of Games" Is the #1 Show of the Night
    "The Wall" Is the #1 Show on the Big 4 Wednesday Night in 18-49 & Total Viewers, "Christmas of Many Colors" Wins From 9-11 in Total Viewers
    A "Dateline" Encore Is the #1 Show on the Big 4 Friday Night in 18-49, 25-54 & Total Viewers, NBC Takes the Night Among Those Nets
    The Top "Dateline Mystery" Since April 2016 Ranks as the #1 Primetime Show of the Night on the Big 4, “SNL Vintage” Is #2, NBC Nabs the Saturday Win Among Those Nets

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 3, 2018 — NBC has averaged a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall for the primetime week of Dec. 25-31, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

    NBC’s lineup for the week included seven shows in the top 20 among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 (excluding sports pre- and post-game shows).
    That list of top-20 shows featured a Dec. 25 encore of the animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” #5; Tuesday’s encore of “Ellen’s Game of Games,” tied for #9; Christmas night’s telecast of the 2000 “Grinch” feature film, tied for #9; Wednesday’s encore of “The Wall,” #13; Friday’s “Dateline NBC” rebroadcast, tied for #14; Tuesday’s encore of “Better Late Than Never,” tied for #14; and Saturday’s “Dateline Mystery,” tied for #19

    NBC is dominating the current primetime season in adults 18-49, with a lead over #2 Fox and CBS of +0.6 of a rating point or +35% (2.3 vs. 1.7). The +35% advantage is the best for any #1 network at this point in the season in the 30-year history of Nielsen’s current people-meter sample.

    In total viewers, NBC currently ranks #2 and is running within 712,000 persons of #1 CBS (9.5 million vs. 8.8 million through 14 weeks). It’s NBC’s second-smallest deficit behind CBS in total viewers at this point in the season in the last 16 years (since 2001-02, 587,000 viewers), trailing over that span only the year-ago gap of 227,000.

    Season to date, NBC is running #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic. Counting entertainment programming only, NBC leads the season in adults 18-49, and also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 in adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demos.

    Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

    Week 14 Averages
    Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Dec. 25-31
    ABC…1.2
    Fox…0.9
    CBS…0.9
    NBC…0.8
    CW…0.3
    Total Viewers
    CBS…5.7 million
    ABC…4.5 million
    NBC…3.9 million
    Fox…3.3 million
    CW…0.9 million
    Season-to-Date Averages
    Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
    NBC…2.3
    Fox…1.7
    CBS…1.7
    ABC…1.5
    CW…0.6
    Total Viewers
    CBS…9.5 million
    NBC…8.8 million
    ABC…6.2 million
    Fox…5.8 million
    CW…1.8 million

    NBC highlights for the week of Dec. 25-31:
    Monday
    NBC ranked #1 excluding sports on Christmas night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key category.
    An encore telecast of the 1966 animated special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1.6/6 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) finished as the #1 non-sports show of the night in 18-49, growing +23% versus the special’s prior telecast in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.3 from 8-8:30 on Friday, Nov. 24).
    The 2000 feature film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 8:30-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 excluding sports in its two-and-a-half-hour time period among the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers. The 1.3 makes this NBC’s top-rated movie of 2017 in 18-49.

    Tuesday
    NBC won Tuesday night among the Big 4 networks in every key demographic (including a tie in men 18-34).
    An encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, retaining 83% of the episode’s original run in total viewers (6.0 vs. 7.2 million at 10:01 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18 following the “Voice” performance finale).
    A rebroadcast of “Better Late Than Never” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) won the slot among the Big 4 networks in every key demographic (including a tie in men 18-34) and retained 90% of the episode’s first-run rating in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 1.0 from 10:01-11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 following “The Voice”).
    An encore “Chicago Med” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET.

    Wednesday
    NBC finished #1 Wednesday night among the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers.
    “The Wall” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers, increasing by +11% versus “The Wall’s” prior telecast in this timeslot in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.9 on Nov. 22) and +1.0 million persons or +22% in total viewers (5.5 million vs. 4.5 million).”The Wall” grew from its first half-hour to its second in every key measure. L+3: “The Wall” increased by +9% in 18-49 (1.03 to 1.12) and +439,000 viewers overall (5.5 million to 5.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest increases of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 rating (tie) and total viewers. Upscale: “The Wall” delivers a solid upscale audience, last season indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
    An encore telecast of "Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and tied for #1 in adults 18-49. Versus last year’s “Christmas of Many Colors” encore, this rebroadcast grew +5% in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.3 million from 9-11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016) and finished within 0.1 of a point in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.8).

    Thursday
    An encore “Superstore” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET).
    A rebroadcast of “Will & Grace” averaged a 0.4/2 in 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET and a second encore telecast of “Will & Grace” earned a 0.4/2 in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall from 9-9:31, to retain 100% of its lead-in in 18-49 and grow +5% in total viewers.
    “Great News” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) retained 100% of its prior original from the previous week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4 at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 21). L+3: “Great News” increased by +23% in 18-49 (0.35 to 0.43) and +283,000 viewers overall (1,7 million to 2.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3 ratings, for the biggest 18-49 percentage increase of the night on the Big 4 networks. L+7: “Great News” has increased by +21% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.97 to a 1.17) and +614,000 viewers overall (3.9 million to 4.5 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Great News” 18-49 rating grows to a 1.37. Upscale: “Great News” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 128 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
    A rebroadcast of “Chicago Fire” (0.4/2 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) retained 100% of its lead-in in 18-49.

    Friday
    NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers and was #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in all other key categories.
    A rebroadcast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET.
    An encore telecast of “Dateline NBC” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 1.2 in adults 25-54, 5.1 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) was the #1 program of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, while equaling the show’s highest 18-49 rating since Nov. 3 (1.0) and delivering its most-watched telecast since Nov. 10 (5.2 million). L+3: The “Dateline” rebroadcast increased by +22% in 18-49 (0.87 to 1.06) and +771,000 viewers overall (5.1 million to 5.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 and total viewers. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +34% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.89 to a 1.19) and more than +1.1 million viewers overall (5.0 million to 6.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    Saturday
    NBC won Saturday primetime among the Big 4 in every key measure.
    "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 1.1 in 25-54, 4.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) scored the show’s highest 18-49 rating since April 9, 2016 (0.8), as well as its highest 25-54 rating since Jan. 28 (1.1) and its most-watched telecast since Feb. 11 (4.5 million). “Dateline Mystery” ranked as the #1 primetime show of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers. Upscale: “Dateline Mystery” is generating a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes)
    “SNL Vintage” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET, with an encore of a Jan. 16, 2016 telecast of “Saturday Night Live” hosted by Adam Driver and featuring musical guest Chris Stapleton) scored a season high among the 10 “SNL Vintage” encores to air in this timeslot, while ranking #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and other key demos. “SNL Vintage” was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 behind only “Dateline Mystery.” 

    “DATELINE NBC” FINISHES 2017 AS THE #1 FRIDAY NEWSMAGAZINE ACROSS-THE-BOARD FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

    'Dateline’ Posts Its Best Ever A18-49 Year-End Advantages over ABC’s ‘20/20’; Best A25-54 Advantage in 14 Years
    Broadcast is #1 in All Categories for 4Q 2017, with Biggest Total Viewer Advantages over ‘20/20’ in 15 Years
    Grows in Total Viewership and Every Key Demo vs. 3Q While ‘20/20’ Declines by Double Digits

    January 3, 2018 – “Dateline NBC” closed out 2017 as the #1-ranked newsmagazine across-the-board on Fridays, averaging 4.6 million total viewers while outperforming ABC’s “20/20” by +987,000 viewers (+27%). This marks “Dateline’s” first back-to-back wins since 2003, improving its lead over “20/20” by +625,000 (+173%) viewers vs. the prior year.

    Among the A25-54 news demo for the year, “Dateline” averaged 1.5 million viewers, +257,000 (+21%) more than ABC, marking its best A25-54 viewer lead over “20/20” in 14 years. Among A18-49 viewers, “Dateline” averaged 1.1 million viewers, +212,000 (+23%) ahead of ABC, posting its best A18-49 viewer advantage over “20/20” ever.

    For the fourth quarter of 2017, “Dateline” also finished as the #1 newsmagazine across-the-board on Friday nights, continuing to post its biggest total viewer advantages over ABC’s “20/20” in 15 years. This also marks “Dateline’s” third consecutive win across-the-board for the broadcast quarter, its best winning streak since the 2003 broadcast season. “Dateline” also grew in every key demo and total viewership vs. 3Q’16, while “20/20” declined by double digits.

    During 4Q’17, “Dateline” averaged 5.0 million viewers, 78% higher than “20/20” which averaged 2.8 million viewers. Dateline also tripled its total viewer advantage over 20/20 compared to 4Q’16. With the key younger demographics, “Dateline” continued to outperform ABC’s “20/20.” Among A25-54, “Dateline” averaged 1.6 million viewers, +626,000 (+67%) higher than “20/20.” Among A18-49, “Dateline” averaged 1.2 million total viewers, topping “20/20” by +462,000 (+67%).

    2017 Highlights:
    • “Dateline” ranked as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board in 2017 for the second consecutive year.
    • “Dateline’s” first back-to-back wins since the 2003 broadcast year.
    • “Dateline” averaged 4.6 million total viewers, outperforming “20/20” by +987,000 (+27%).
    • “Dateline” averaged 1.5 million A25-54 viewers, +257,000 (+21%) ahead of “20/20.”
    • Among A18-49 viewers, “Dateline” averaged 1.1 million viewers, +212,000 ahead of ABC (+23%), postings it best yearly A18-49 viewer advantage over “20/20” ever.
    4Q 2017/Season-to-Date Highlights:
    • “Dateline” was the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board.
    • The broadcast posted its biggest quarterly total viewer lead over ABC in 15 Years.
    • “Dateline” averaged 5.0 million viewers, leading “20/20” by 2.2 million viewers (+78%).
    • Among A25-54, “Dateline” averaged 1.6 million viewers, +626,000 (+67%) higher than “20/20.”
    • Among A18-49, “Dateline” averaged 1.2 million total viewers, topping “20/20” by +462,000 (+67%).
    • This marks “Dateline’s” third consecutive win across-the-board for the broadcast quarter, its best streak since the 2003 broadcast season.
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    ABOUTDATELINE
    “Dateline” is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. In its 26th season, “Dateline” is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, “Dateline” reaches more than 20 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer. Follow Dateline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    ‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE RATINGS WEEK OF DEC. 25-29 IN 18-49
    At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Tops the Competition Head to Head in Every Key Ratings Measure

    NEW YORK — Jan. 3, 2018 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the ratings week of Dec. 25-29 in the key adult 18-49 demographic.

    In a week of encore telecasts and exclusions on holiday nights, “Tonight” won the 11:35 p.m. hour over “Jimmy Kimmel Live” by a +33% margin in 18-49 (with a 0.48 rating vs. a 0.36) and versus “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by +50% (0.48 vs. 0.32).

    At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” outrated CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” by a +26% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.29 rating vs. a 0.23).

    “Late Night” ranked #1 versus “Late Late Show” in every key measure – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers --and also beat ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30 to 1 a.m. ET in all key categories.

    LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
    (According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Dec. 25-29. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”)

    ADULTS 18-49
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight” 0.48 rating, 3 share (R) *
    CBS “Late Show,” 0.32/2 (R) *
    ABC “Kimmel,” 0.36/2 (R) *
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 0.24/2 *
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 0.29/2 (R) *
    CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.23/2 (R) *
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.19/2 (R) *
    TOTAL VIEWERS
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight,” 2.189 million viewers (R) *
    CBS “Late Show,” 2.195 million viewers (R) *
    ABC “Kimmel,” 1.711 million viewers (R) *
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 1.123 million viewers *
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 1.253 million viewers (R) *
    CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.186 million viewers (R)
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.743 million viewers (R) *
    * Monday’s NBC and ABC shows and the Monay-Tuesday CBS shows are excluded from these averages due to the Christmas holiday.

    SEASON AVERAGES
    ADULTS 18-49
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight” 0.70 rating, 4 share
    CBS “Late Show,” 0.63/4
    ABC “Kimmel,” 0.48/3
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 0.30/2
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 0.40/3
    CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.31/3
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.24/2
    TOTAL VIEWERS
    11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Tonight,” 2.802 million viewers
    CBS “Late Show,” 3.884 million viewers
    ABC “Kimmel,” 2.290 million viewers
    12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
    ABC “Nightline,” 1.421 million viewers
    12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
    NBC “Late Night,” 1.589 million viewers
    CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.462 million viewers
    1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
    NBC “Last Call,” 0.843 million viewers

    SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DEC. 25-29
    NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
    Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” preempted
    Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” preempted
    TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.15 (R)
    Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.51
    Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.43
    Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers.
    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” preempted
    Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” preempted
    TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.376 million (R)

    Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.135 million
    Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.936 million
    ** Monday’s Comedy Central shows were preempted.

    “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT” IS #1 FOR 30 STRAIGHT MONTHS

    #1 in A25-54 and A18-49 for 10 Quarters in a Row
    #1 in Key Demo for 80 Consecutive Weeks
    #1 in A18-49 for 32 Consecutive Months, 80 Straight Weeks

    JANUARY 3, 2018 – “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” is the #1 most-watched broadcast in the key demo for the month of December 2017, winning 30 straight months, according to Nielsen Research data.
    The broadcast continues its winning streak among A25-54 viewers, averaging 2.1 million A25-54 viewers in December 2017, beating “ABC World News Tonight” by +209,000 viewers (+11%) and “CBS Evening News” by +699,000 viewers (+50%).

    Now for 32 consecutive months, “Nightly News” is also the most-watched among A18-49 viewers, averaging 1.5 million and topping ABC by +229,000 viewers (+18%) and CBS by +531,000 viewers (+55%).
    8.9 million total viewers tuned in to “Nightly News” for the month of December 2017: +2.1 million total viewers (+31%) more than “CBS Evening News.”

    “Nightly News” is #1 in the key demo and A18-49 viewers for the fourth quarter of 2017, marking 10 straight quarter wins in both demos. “Nightly News” averaged 2.0 million A24-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by 126,000 (+7%) and CBS by +579,000 (+42%). An average of 1.4 million A18-49 viewers tuned in, +152,000 (+12%) more than ABC and +460,000 (+50%) ahead of CBS. 8.5 million total viewers tuned into “Nightly News” this quarter, topping CBS by +1.9 million (+29%).

    For the week of December 25, “Nightly News” was #1 in the key demo for the 80th straight week, averaging 2.0 million A25-54 viewers, leading ABC by +106,000 viewers (+6%) and CBS by +527,000 viewers (+36%). For 125 of the past 126 weeks, Nightly News was also the most-watched among A18-49 viewers, averaging 1.5 million and topping ABC by +157,000 viewers (+12%) and CBS by +462,000 viewers (+46%). 8.7 million total viewers tuned in to “Nightly News” for the week of December 25 besting “CBS Evening News” by +1.9 million total viewers (+27%).

    “Nightly News” continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the key demo, delivering its largest demo lead over CBS in four seasons.

    For the week of December 25, “Nightly News” rated for three nights (Dec. 26, Dec. 27, and Dec. 28) due to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. Craig Melvin anchored Tuesday, December 26 – Thursday, December 28 and Kate Snow anchored on Friday, December 29. 

    The broadcast also continues to dominate its competition on social media with more followers on Facebook and a sevenfold advantage in Twitter engagement compared to “CBS Evening News.”
    Follow Nightly News on Twitter and on Facebook for the latest.
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    Q4 2017 Highlights:
    • “Nightly News” averaged 2.0 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +126,000 (+7%) and CBS by +579,000 (+42%).
    • “Nightly News” ranked #1 in A25-54 for the 10th consecutive quarter.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 1.4 million A18-49 viewers, +152,000 (+12%) higher than ABC and +460,000 (+50%) better than CBS.
    • “Nightly News” ranked #1 in A18-49 for the 10th consecutive quarter.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 8.5 million total viewers, leading CBS by +1.9 million viewers (+29%)
    Month Highlights:
    • “Nightly News” averaged 2.1 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +209,000 viewers (+11%) and CBS by +699,000 (+50%).
    • “Nightly News” has ranked #1 in A25-54 for 30 consecutive months.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 1.5 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +229,000 (+18%) and CBS by +531,000 (+55%).
    • Among A18-49 viewers, “Nightly News” is #1 for 32 consecutive months.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 8.9 million total viewers, besting CBS by +2.1 million (+31%).
    Weekly Highlights:
    • “Nightly News” averaged 2.0 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +106,000 viewers (+6%) and CBS by +527,000 (+36%).
    • “Nightly News” has ranked #1 in A25-54 for 80 consecutive weeks.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 1.5 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +157,000 (+12%) and CBS by +462,000 (+46%).
    • Among A18-49 viewers, “Nightly News” has won 125 of the last 126 weeks.
    • “Nightly News” averaged 8.7 million total viewers, beating CBS by +1.9 million (+27%).
    Season Highlights:
    • “Nightly News” is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
    • “Nightly News” holds its largest A25-54 demo advantage over CBS in four seasons.
    Week of December 25 – December 29, 2017:
    Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
    NBC 8.7181.662.0011.141.471
    CBS 6.8521.221.4740.781.009
    ABC 9.3691.571.8951.021.314
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    ABOUT NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT

    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America, providing the very latest on the day’s top stories and going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our times. NBC Nightly News reaches more than 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, and social media platforms. Lester Holt is the anchor, and Sam Singal is the executive producer.

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