Tuesday, June 19, 2018

NBC Ratings - June 2018

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ TAKES THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF JUNE 11-15 IN ALL KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Also Ranks #1 Head to Head Vs. “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure 

NEW YORK — June 19, 2018 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has claimed the late-night ratings week of May 7-11 versus its ABC and CBS timeslot competition in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54 -- according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight” won the 11:35 p.m. hour for the week over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by +26% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.49 rating vs. a 0.39) and versus “Jimmy Kimmel Live” by +29% (0.49 vs. 0.38). It was “Tonight’s” first week of original telecasts since the week of May 21-25.

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in every key ratings measure – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. 

For their head-to-head half-hour, “Late Night” also ranked #1 versus ABC’s “Nightline” in all key categories, including a tie in the women 18-34 demographic.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 11-15. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data 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” 0.49 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.39/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.38/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.25/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.28/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.21/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.17/2 (R)
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.182 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.869 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.839 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.156 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.266 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.225 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.694 million viewers (R)
* Friday’s “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores.

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.64 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.58/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.47/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.30/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.38/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.27/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.22/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.665 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.819 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.245 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.388 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.557 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.375 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.814 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 11-15
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.24
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.13
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.18
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.56
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.40
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.787 million
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.331 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.452 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.197 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.881

NBC WINS THE WEEK OF JUNE 11-17 IN 18-49, ‘TALENT’ IS #1, ‘WORLD OF DANCE’ TIES FOR #2, ‘NINJA’ TIES FOR #4

The Broad Hit “America’s Got Talent” Also Ranks #1 for the Week Among Big 4 Primetime Programs in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Adults 50-and-Older, Teens and Kids
Season to Date, NBC Rules the Adult 18-49 Race by a +40% Margin, the Biggest Advantage for Any Network at This Point in the Season in the 30-Year History of Nielsen’s Current People Meter Sample
Tuesday’s "America’s Got Talent" Beats Its Big 4 Timeslot Competition Combined by +44% in 18-49, “World of Dance” Tops Its Combined ABC-CBS Competition by +40%
L+3: “Talent” Generates Tuesday’s Biggest Lifts in 18-49 Rating & Total Viewers, “World of Dance” Scores the Strongest Increase on the Big 4 in 18-49 Percentage
Wednesday’s "Ninja Warrior" Wins the 8-10 p.m. Block Over “MasterChef” / “24 Hours to Hell & Back” in 18-49 & Total Viewers; "Reverie" Is Steady Week to Week in 18-49 and Up +5% in Total Viewers
L+3: Thursday’s “Marlon” Delivers That Night’s Biggest L+3 Lifts in 18-49 While “Little Big Shots” Gets the Strongest Increases in Total Viewers; The Prior Friday’s “Dateline” Reports That Night’s Top Lifts in 18-49 and Total Viewers
A Special Telecast of “Jurassic Park” Ties for the Saturday Win Among the Big 4 in 18-49 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 19, 2018 — NBC has won the primetime ratings week of June 11-17 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, led by the “America’s Got Talent,” the week’s #1 primetime telecast on the Big 4 networks; “World of Dance,” tied for #2; and “American Ninja Warrior,” tied for #4; according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Additionally, NBC got strong results from Thursday’s “Little Big Shots” (tied for #11) and encores of “Talent” and “Ninja” plus Thursday’s season premiere of “Marlon” (all tied for #16).

The broad-based hit “America’s Got Talent” also ranked #1 for the week on the Big 4 networks in adults 25-54, adults 18-34 , adults 50-and-older, teens 12-17 and kids 2-11.
In addition to NBC’s weeklong win in adults 18-49, the network led among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every other key demographic (including a tie in men 18-34).

In adults 18-49, NBC is dominating the current primetime season, with leads over #2 ABC, CBS and Fox of +0.6 of a rating point or +40% (2.1 vs. 1.5 for ABC and CBS). The +40% 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.

Season to date, NBC also ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every other key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54. In total viewers, NBC is running within 152,000 persons of #1, NBC’s most competitive position at this point in the season in 16 years, since 2001-02. Even excluding all sports, NBC is running closer to CBS at this point in the season in total viewers than it’s been in 15 years, since 2003-04 (currently within 1.542 million total viewers of CBS excluding sports, best since the gap was 688,000 in 2002-03).

Counting entertainment programming only, NBC ranks #1 or tied for #1 for the season in adults, men and women 18-49; adults and women 25-54; and adults and men 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 38 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” June 11-17
NBC…0.8
ABC…0.7
Fox…0.6
CBS…0.5
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
CBS…4.4 million
NBC…4.2 million
ABC…3.3 million
Fox…2.3 million
CW…0.8 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…2.1
ABC…1.5
CBS…1.5
Fox…1.4
CW…0.6
Total Viewers
CBS…8.7 million
NBC…8.5 million
ABC…6.1 million
Fox…4.7 million
CW…1.7 million 

NBC highlights for the week of June 11-17:
Monday
An encore telecast of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” averaged a 0.6/3 in 18-49 and 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-8:52 p.m. ET).
A rebroadcast of “American Ninja Warrior: All-Stars Special” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) maintained a 0.7 in 18-49 through its three half-hours. For its third half-hour from 10:30-11 p.m., the “Ninja” encore ranked #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. 

Tuesday
NBC ranked #1 Tuesday night versus the Big 4 competition combined in every key measure, leading six of six half-hours in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
“America’s Got Talent” (2.3/10 in 18-49, 11.5 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) beat the timeslot’s Big 4 competition combined by +44% in adults 18-49 (2.3 vs. a combined 1.6), while also topping ABC, CBS and Fox combined in total viewers and every other key category. Week to week, “Talent” was up +5% in 18-49 (2.3 vs. 2.2) and +2% in total viewers (11.5 million vs. 11.241 million) and scored as the #1 show of the night in 18-49, total viewers and every other key category. L+3: “Talent” increased by +28% in 18-49 (2.25 to 2.89) and +2.6 million viewers overall (11.5 million to 14.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers. L+7: Last summer, the Tuesday “Talent” grew by +33% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.63 to a 3.50) and +3.1 million viewers overall (12.9 million to 16.0 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Talent” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 110 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
“World of Dance” (1.4/7 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) dominated the time period in every key measure, topping the combined ABC-CBS competition in all key demographics and beating the combined original ABC-CBS competition by a +40% margin in adults 18-49 (1.4 vs. a combined 1.0). “World” was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure, behind only “America’s Got Talent.” L+3: “World” grew by +32% in 18-49 (1.44 to 1.90) and +1.5 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 7.6 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: Last summer, “World of Dance” increased by +41% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.84 to a 2.59) and +2.4 million viewers overall (7.7 million to 10.1 million). Upscale: “World of Dance” is generating a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 106 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

Wednesday
“American Ninja Warrior” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the 8-10 p.m. timeslot among the Big 4 networks versus Fox’s combination of “MasterChef” and the premiere of “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back” in adults 18-49 and total viewers. “Ninja” tied as the top-rated show of the night in adults 18-49. L+3: “Ninja” increased by +14% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+7 (1.06 to 1.21) and +493,000 viewers overall (5.1 million to 5.6 million). L+7: Last summer, “American Ninja Warrior” grew by +21% going from L+SD to L+7 in 18-49 rating (from a 1.44 to a 1.74) and +943,000 viewers overall (5.9 million to 6.8 million). Upscale: “Ninja” generates a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adult 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
“Reverie” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5) and grew +5% in total viewers (2.3 million vs. 2.2 million). L+3: “Reverie” grew by +31% in 18-49 (0.48 to 0.63) and +801,000 viewers overall (2.3 million to 3.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. Upscale: “Reverie” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 110 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

Thursday
“Little Big Shots” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of the rating for the show’s prior telecast in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8 on Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m.) and 94% in total viewers (5.675 million vs. 6.040 million). Versus NBC’s average in the timeslot last summer, “LBS” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8, L+SD excluding sports) and jumped by +1.7 million persons or +41% in total viewers (5.7 million vs. 4.0 million). L+3: “Little Big Shots” grew by +11% in 18-49 (0.80 to 0.89) and +640,000 viewers overall (5.7 million to 6.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night in total viewers. L+7: This season, “LBS” has increased by +15% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.89 to a 1.02) and +887,000 viewers overall (6.3 million to 7.2 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Little Big Shots” figure grows to a 1.17 in 18-49. Upscale: “Little Big Shots” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 106 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.
The second season debut of “Marlon” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) tied for #2 and finished within 0.1 of a point of the timeslot lead among the Big 4 networks in 18-49. “Marlon” also rated within 0.1 of a point of its lead-in from “Little Big Shots” in 18-49. L+3: “Marlon” grew by +24% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+7 (0.67 to 0.83) and +444,000 viewers overall (2.9 million to 3.4 million), with the increase of +0.16 being the biggest L+3 lift of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 rating points. L+7: Last season, “Marlon” grew by +28% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.18 to a 1.51) and +772,000 viewers overall (4.9 million to 5.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7.
A second episode of “Marlon” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of a point of its lead-in from the show’s season premiere in 18-49 and maintained 100% in adults 18-34. L+3: The 9:30 “Marlon” increased by +27% in 18-49 (0.55 to 0.70) and +409,000 viewers overall (2.4 million to 2.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage.
An encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of a point of the timeslot lead among the Big 4 networks in 18-49.

Friday
An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.5/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) grew +5% versus the previous week’s rebroadcast in this timeslot in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.5 million), to the show’s most-watched encore in this time period among three so far this summer. For its second hour from 9-10 p.m., “Ninja” tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49.
“Dateline NBC” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 3.4 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and tied for #1 in adults 25-54. L+3: The prior Friday’s “Dateline” increased by +34% in 18-49 (0.71 to 0.95) and +1.2 million viewers overall (4.1 million to 5.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest lifts of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 rating and percentage, as well as total viewers. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes

Saturday
An NBC Special Event, a rebroadcast of the 1993 feature film “Jurassic Park” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and won the night outright among those networks in adults 25-54. “Jurassic Park” grew +133% from its first half-hour to its sixth in 18-49 (0.3 to 0.7) and +53% in total viewers (1.9 million to 2.8 million).
Sunday
“Dateline NBC” (0.5/3 in 18-49, 0.8 in 25-54, 4.1 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET) maintained 100% versus its prior original in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5 on June 3) and grew +6% in total viewers (4.050 million vs. 3.815 million). “Dateline” tied for #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, within 0.1 of a point of #1 among those nets. L+7: Sunday’s “Dateline” has increased by +18% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.61 to a 0.72) and +477,000 viewers overall (3.9 million to 4.4 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: Sunday’s “Dateline” is indexing at a 122 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
An encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of the previous week’s encore in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) and grew +7% in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.6 million).
The third season debut of “Shades of Blue” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of last season’s May finale in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.7 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10 p.m.) and grew in adults 18-34. “Shades” ranked #2 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and tied for #1 in adults 18-34. Versus NBC’s timeslot average last summer, “Shades” was up +30% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.7 million, L+SD excluding sports). L+7: Last season, “Shades” increased by +81% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.78 to a 1.41) and +2.6 million viewers overall (4.4 million to 7.0 million). 

“NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT” IS #1

#1 Most Watched Season-to-Date in Key Demo
Only Broadcast to Grow Week-Over-Week Across the Board
Holt Leads NBC News’ Coverage from Singapore; Only Network Evening Anchor in Texas to Cover Migrant Family Separation 

JUNE 19, 2018 – “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” is the #1 most-watched evening broadcast in the key news demo for the week of June 11, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

The broadcast continues its strong performance in the key demo, averaging 1.6 million A25-54 viewers and beating “ABC World News Tonight” by +16,000 viewers (+1%) and “CBS Evening News” by +482,000 viewers (+44%). “Nightly News” has won the demo 4 out of the last 7 weeks and was the only broadcast to grow week-over-week in the key demo. 

Last week, Lester traveled to Singapore to lead NBC News’ coverage of the historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Holt anchored four NBC News Special Reports from the ground and anchored the broadcast from Singapore three nights in a row, including three live shows on Monday night as the summit unfolded. Additionally, Holt reported for Sunday TODAY, TODAY, and MSNBC.
This week, Holt anchored “Nightly News” live from Mission, Texas to cover the separation of migrant families at the border. Holt is the only network evening news anchor to travel to the region to report on the story.
For the week of June 11, “Nightly News” is the most-watched broadcast among A18-49 viewers averaging 1.1 million, topping ABC by +43,000 viewers (+4%) and CBS by +354,000 viewers (+48%) and was the only broadcast to grow week-over-week.

7.3 million total viewers tuned in to “Nightly News” for the week of June 11, besting “CBS Evening News” by 1.8 million total viewers (+32%). Additionally, “Nightly News” was the only broadcast to show week-over-week growth in total viewers. 

“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 six seasons.
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Weekly Highlights:
  • “Nightly News” averaged 1.6 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +16,000 viewers (+1%) and CBS by +482,000 (+44%).
  • “Nightly News” averaged 1.1 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +43,000 (+4%) and CBS by +354,000 (+48%).
  • “Nightly News” averaged 7.3 million total viewers, beating CBS by +1.8 million (+32%).
  • Only broadcast to grow week-over-week across the board.
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 six seasons.
Week of June 11 – June 15, 2018:
Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 7.3281.301.5730.851.098
CBS 5.5420.901.0910.580.744
ABC 7.6721.291.5570.821.055
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'TODAY’ WINS AGAIN

TODAY Tops GMA in Key Demos Last Week and Season-to-Date
TODAY #1 in A25-54 for 129 Straight Weeks; #1 in A18-49 for 149 Consecutive Weeks
TODAY Doubles A25-54 Demo Advantage Over GMA Week-Over-Week
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
NetHH
Rtg
HH
Shr
P2+
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
TODAY2.74123,7170.709001.031,240
CBS THIS MORNING2.1992,9500.425450.62753
GOOD MORNING AMERICA2.85123,8800.617820.921,106
TODAY averaged 1.240 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +134,000 (+12%) and CBS This Morning by +487,000 (+65%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 129 consecutive weeks (best streak in almost six years) and 145 of the last 146 weeks
  • TODAY delivered a 1.03 A25-54 rating, +0.11 points ahead of GMA and +0.41 points more than CBS
  • TODAY’s A25-54 advantage over GMA more than doubled versus prior week (up 158%), posting its highest level in three weeks
TODAY averaged 900,000 A18-49 viewers, +118,000 (+15%) ahead of GMA and +355,000 (+65%) higher than CBS
  • Among A18-49 viewers, TODAY has now posted 149 consecutive weekly wins and has finished #1 in 155 of the last 157 weeks and 166 of the last 170 weeks
  • TODAY’s 0.70 A18-49 rating, leading GMA by +0.09 and CBS by +0.28 points
  • TODAY’s A18-49 advantage over GMA posted a three-week high
  • Week-over-week, TODAY was the only broadcast to see an increase among A18-49 viewers (+7,000 or +1%)
TODAY averaged 3.717 million total viewers, leading CBS This Morning by +767,000 (+26%)
  • TODAY improved its total viewer advantage over CBS This Morning by 5% vs. prior week and by 12% versus the same week last season
  • Week-over-week, TODAY’s total viewer gap vs. GMA was reduced by more than half (-163,000 vs. -346,000 prior week)
  • Compared to the same week last year, the total viewer gap vs. GMA was 13% closer (-163,000 vs. -187,000 prior year)
SEASON-TO-DATE
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +159,000 and CBS by +573,000
TODAY ranks #1 among A18-49 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +156,000 and CBS by +433,000
TODAY leads CBS by +749,000, 10% higher than last season

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ ENCORES TOP “LATE SHOW” ORIGINALS IN 18-49 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF JUNE 4-8

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Rebroadcasts Beat Mostly Original “Late Late Shows” 

NEW YORK — June 12, 2018 — Encore telecasts of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have outrated originals of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in adults 18-49 for the late-night ratings week of June 4-8, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. Note that “Tonight” was delayed by Stanley Cup hockey overruns on Monday and Thursday.

For the week, “Tonight’s” rebroadcasts averaged a 0.46 rating in 18-49 versus a 0.38 for Colbert. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” boosted by high-rated NBA Finals overruns on Wednesday and Friday, averaged a 0.61. 

“Tonight” encores also topped “Late Show” first-runs for the week in all other key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54. 

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, encores of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus CBS’ week of four originals and one encore for “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” with an average 0.28 rating for the “Late Night” rebroadcasts versus a 0.23 for the week of mostly original “Late Late Shows.”

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 4-8. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data 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” 0.46 rating, 3 share (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.38/2
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.61/4 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.39/3 *
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.28/3 (R) *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.23/2 *
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,” 1.904 million viewers (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.886 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.278 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.420 million viewers *
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.095 million viewers (R) *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.241 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.714 million viewers (R) *
* NBC shows were delayed by Stanley Cup hockey overruns on Monday and Thursday and ABC shows were delayed by NBA Finals overruns on Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday editions of “Kimmel” were encores, as was Friday’s “Late Late Show.”

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.65 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.59/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.47/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.30/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.38/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.27/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.22/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.684 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.853 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.255 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.393 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.566 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.379 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.819 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 4-8
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.24
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.12
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.17
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.57
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.44
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.789 million
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.325 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.410 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.212 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.915

‘TALENT’ RANKS AS THE #1 ENTERTAINMENT SHOW FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF JUNE 4-10

NBC Finishes #2 for the Week Among the Big 4 Nets in All Key Measures Behind Only NBA-Boosted ABC; Excluding Sports, NBC Takes the Week in 18-49
“America’s Got Talent” Is the #1 Primetime Entertainment Telecast in 18-49 and Total Viewers; In 18-49, “World of Dance” Is #4 Excluding Sports & “Ninja Warrior” Ties for #5
Counting All Programs, NHL Stanley Cup Final Coverage Scores Top 10 Rankings With Monday and Thursday Telecasts
Monday’s Golden Knights-Capitals Stanley Cup Final Game 4 Wins the Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers
Tuesday’s "America’s Got Talent" & "World of Dance" Beat the Combined Big 4 Competition in Every Key Measure, Are the #1-2 Shows in All Key Categories
L+3: “Talent” Grabs Tuesday’s Biggest Lifts in 18-49 Rating & Total Viewers, “World of Dance” Earns the Strongest Increase on the Big 4 in 18-49 Percentage
Wednesday’s "Ninja Warrior" Retains 100% of the Prior Week's Season Premiere Despite This Week’s NBA Competition, Is the Night’s #1 Non-NBA Show
Thursday’s Stanley Cup-Clinching Capitals-Golden Knights Game 5 Sweeps the Night in Every Key Ratings Measure, Beats the Year-Ago Total Audience Delivery by +51%
“Dateline NBC” Is Friday's Top Non-NBA Telecast on the Big 4 in 18-49, “Dateline Mystery” Is Saturday’s #1 Most-Watched Primetime Show 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 12, 2018 — NBC has finished #2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key ratings measures for the primetime ratings week of June 4-10 behind only NBA-boosted ABC, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Excluding sports, NBC ranks #1 for the week in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and is #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in women 25-54 and all key adult-male demos.
Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” is the #1 entertainment telecast of the week in adults 18-49 and total viewers and is joined among the week’s top shows by Tuesday’s “World of Dance” (#4 excluding sports) and Wednesday’s “American Ninja Warrior” (tied for #5 excluding sports).

With an average 11.2 million viewers, “Talent” Is also the week’s #1 telecast in total viewers.
Counting all programs, NBC Sports’ Thursday telecast Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tied for #3 for the week in adults 18-49 and Monday’s coverage of Game 4 tied for #7.
Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54.

Counting entertainment programming only, NBC ranks #1 or tied for #1 for the season in adults, men and women 18-49; adults and women 25-54; and men 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 37 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” June 4-10
ABC…1.8
NBC…1.2
CBS…0.6
Fox…0.6
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
ABC…6.3 million
NBC…4.8 million
CBS…4.7 million
Fox…2.1 million
CW…0.9 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…2.1
ABC…1.5
CBS…1.5
Fox…1.4
CW…0.6
Total Viewers
CBS…8.8 million
NBC…8.6 million
ABC…6.1 million
Fox…4.8 million
CW…1.7 million 

NBC highlights for the week of June 4-10:
Monday
NBC Sports’ 8:09-11:03 p.m. ET coverage of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, featuring the Vegas Golden Knights at the Washington Capitals (1.6/7 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall) won the night in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos. The Washington, D.C., market delivered a 22.9 household rating, which at the time was the highest rated Capitals game ever on the networks of NBC in the market. 

Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday night versus the Big 4 competition combined in every key measure.
“America’s Got Talent” (2.2/10 in 18-49, 11.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) beat the timeslot’s Big 4 competition combined in 18-49, total viewers and every other key category and was the #1 show of the night in all key measures. “Talent” more than tripled the time period’s #2 Big 4 network (2.2 vs. 0.6 each for CBS and Fox). From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Talent” increased by +26% in 18-49 rating (1.9 to 2.4) and +1.6 million viewers in total viewers (10.3 million to 11.9 million). L+3: “Talent” increased by +28% in 18-49 (2.20 to 2.82) and +2.4 million viewers overall (12.2 million to 14.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers. Upscale: “Talent” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
“World of Dance” (1.5/7 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) dominated the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure, beating the combined ABC-CBS competition in all key categories, including by a +67% margin in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. a combined 0.9). “World” was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures, behind only “America’s Got Talent.” L+3: “World” grew by +31% in 18-49 (1.54 to 2.01) and +1.6 million viewers overall (6.3 million to 7.9 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. 

Wednesday
“American Ninja Warrior” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) retained 100% of the prior week’s season premiere in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2) and 97% in total viewers (5.2 million vs. 5.3 million), despite this week’s NBA competition, Excluding ABC’s NBA programming, “Ninja” was the top-rated show of the night in adults 18-49 and equaled NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the timeslot, excluding Olympics and “Voice” specials, since Jan. 17 (1.3). L+3: “Ninja” increased by +17% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+7 (1.15 to 1.34) and +600,000 viewers overall (5.2 million to 5.8 million). Upscale: “Ninja” generates a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 117 among adult 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
“Reverie” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of the previous week’s series premiere in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.6), despite this week’s high-rated NBA competition. L+3: “Reverie” grew by +35% in 18-49 (0.48 to 0.65) and +891,000 viewers overall (2.2 million to 3.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. Upscale: “Reverie” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 110 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

Thursday
NBC Sports’ 8:07-11:24 p.m. ET coverage of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, featuring the Washington Capitals at the Vegas Golden Knights (2.2/11 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall) won the night in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key ratings measure. The game averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 6.714 million viewers on NBC, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final Game 5 in 16 years with a +51% increase over last year.
With a 25.2 household rating in the Washington, D.C. market, Thursday’s Cup-clinching Game 5 was the highest-rated Capitals game ever on the networks of NBC in that market. Las Vegas’ 27.6 local rating in households stands as the second-highest overnight for a Golden Knights game ever in the market, behind only Game 1 of the series (28.1).
The five-game Stanley Cup Final averaged a TAD of 4.918 million viewers, making it the most-watched Final in three years, the most-watched without one of the NHL’s Original Six teams on record and tied for the second most-watched in 21 years

Friday
NBC was Friday’s top-rated alternative to ABC’s NBA-boosted first-place lineup in adults 18-49.
An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.5/3 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the two-hour timeslot among the Big 4 networks and #1 excluding NBA-boosted ABC in adults 18-49.
“Dateline NBC” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 1.1 in adults 25-54, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the night #1 non-NBA telecast on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Despite this week’s NBA competition, “Dateline” grew +40% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.5), +57% in adults 25-54 (1.1 vs. 0.7) and +1.4 million persons or +50% in total viewers (4.1 million vs. 2.7 million), to equal the show’s high for a Friday edition since Jan. 12 in adults 18-49 (0.8) and its Friday 25-54 high since Dec. 29 (1.2 from 9-11 p.m.). L+3: The prior Friday’s “Dateline” increased by +14% in 18-49 (0.49 to 0.56) and +558,000 viewers overall (2.7 million to 3.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes

Saturday
“Taken” (0.4/2 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) doubled its 18-49 rating week to week (0.4 vs. 0.2) and grew +18% in total viewers (2.4 million vs. 2.1 million) to earn the show’s top 18-49 and total-viewer results among the three “Taken” Saturday telecasts to date. In the timeslot, “Taken” finished #2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers and #1 among those nets in both measures excluding sports. L+3: The previous week’s “Taken” grew by +54% in 18-49 (0.24 to 0.37) and +857,000 viewers overall (12.1 million to 2.9 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.
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.5/3 in 18-49, 0.7 in 25-54, 3.0 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) finished as the #1 primetime telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers and was the night’s #1 non-sports Big 4 primetime show in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. “Dateline Mystery” maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5) and grew from its first half-hour to its fourth by +50% in both adults 18-49 (0.4 to 0.6) and adults 25-54 (0.6 to 0.9) and by nearly +1.0 million persons or +39% in total viewers (2.5 million to 3.5 million). L+3: The previous week’s “Dateline Mystery” grew by +13% in 18-49 (0.52 to 0.59) and +313,000 viewers overall (3.4 million to 3.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. Upscale: “Dateline Mystery” is generating a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes) 

‘TODAY’ IS #1 AGAIN

‘TODAY’ Wins Key A25-54 and A18-49 Demos
‘TODAY’ Tops GMA During Huge Week of Exclusives
‘TODAY’ Continues Demo Wins Season to Date

NEW YORK – June 12, 2018 – NBC News’ TODAY was the number-one morning show last week, topping ABC’s “Good Morning America,” in the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. For 128 straight weeks, TODAY has won A25-54, delivering its best streak in nearly six years. Among A18-49, TODAY has been number-one for 148 consecutive weeks.

TODAY had a string of big exclusives last week, beginning with Craig Melvin’s interview with Pres. Bill Clinton, which continued to make news throughout the week. Savannah Guthrie had the first sit down interview with the Parkland resource officer, Scot Peterson, as well as Mira Sorvino’s first television interview since her allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and Hoda Kotb sat down with actress Sandra Bullock, where they talked about their shared experiences of adoption and motherhood.

Season to date, TODAY remains the number-one morning show, topping GMA in the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Additionally, TODAY has narrowed the total viewers margin with GMA by 77% while leading CBS This Morning by an extra 10% in total viewers compared to same point last season.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
NetHH
Rtg
HH
Shr
P2+
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
TODAY2.78123,7410.698931.041,255
CBS THIS MORNING2.23103,0110.435510.64766
GOOD MORNING AMERICA3.01134,0870.698891.001,203
TODAY averaged 1.255 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +52,000 (+4%) and CBS This Morning by +489,000 (+64%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 128 consecutive weeks (best streak in almost six years) and 144 of the last 145 weeks
  • TODAY delivered a 1.04 A25-54 rating, +0.04 points ahead of GMA and +0.40 points more than CBS
TODAY averaged 893,000 A18-49 viewers, +4,000 ahead of GMA and +342,000 (+62%) higher than CBS
  • Among A18-49 viewers, TODAY has now posted 148 consecutive weekly wins and has finished #1 in 154 of the last 156 weeks and 165 of the last 169 weeks
  • TODAY’s 0.69 A18-49 rating, tied with GMA and leading CBS by +0.26 points
TODAY averaged 3.741 million total viewers, leading CBS This Morning by +730,000 (+24%)
  • TODAY improved its total viewer advantage over CBS This Morning by 1% vs. prior week and by 20% versus the same week last season
SEASON-TO-DATE
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +159,000 and CBS by +575,000
TODAY ranks #1 among A18-49 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +157,000 and CBS by +436,000
TODAY Leads CBS by +747,000, 10% higher than last season

‘TALENT’ & ‘WORLD OF DANCE” ARE THE WEEK’S #1-2 ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS IN 18-49

NBC Ranks #2 for the Week of May 28-June 3 Among the Big 4 Nets in All Key Measures Behind Only NBA-Boosted ABC; Excluding Sports, NBC Is #1 Across the Board
“America’s Got Talent” Is the Week’s #1 Primetime Entertainment Telecast on the Big 4 in Every Key Category – Adults, Men & Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, Plus Total Viewers
In 18-49, “Talent” Ranks #1, “World” #2, “American Ninja Warrior” Tied for #4, a “Talent” Encore Tied for #8 and “Jurassic World” Tied for #10
Monday’s Capitals-Golden Knights Stanley Cup Final Telecast Is the Most Watched Game 1 in Three Years
“America’s Got Talent” & “World of Dance” Premieres Beat the Combined Tuesday Big 4 Competition Across All Key Ratings Categories
L+3: “Talent” Earns the Night’s Strongest Lifts in 18-49 Rating & Total Viewers, “World of Dance” Gets the Biggest Increase on the Big 4 in 18-49 Percentage
Wednesday’s "Ninja Warrior" Ties as the #1 Big 4 Show of the Night in 18-49, "Reverie" Grows +14% Vs. NBC's Summer '17 Timeslot Average in Total Viewers
NBC Ties for #1 in 18-49 Saturday, With “Dateline Mystery” the Top Big 4 Telecast of the Night
L+3: The Prior Saturday’s “Taken” Earns That Night’s Biggest L+3 Lifts in 18-49 and Total Viewers
Sunday’s “Jurassic World” Is the #1 Broadcast Theatrical Movie of 2018 to Date in 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 5, 2018 — NBC has finished #2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key ratings measures for the primetime week of May 28-June 3, and ranks #1 in each of those categories excluding sports, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Tuesday season premieres of “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance” rank #1 and #2 for the week among all Big 4 primetime entertainment programs in adults 18-49, with Wednesday’s “American Ninja Warrior” premiere tied for #4, Thursday’s “Talent” encore” tied for #8 and Sunday’s “Jurassic World” tied for #10.

Excluding sports, “Talent” ranked #1 for the week among primetime shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every key ratings measure – adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers. 

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54.

Counting entertainment programming only, NBC ranks #1 or tied for #1 for the season in adults, men and women 18-49; adults and women 25-54; and men 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 36 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” May 28-June 3
ABC…1.9
NBC…1.1
CBS…0.5
Fox…0.5
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
ABC…6.2 million
NBC…4.9 million
CBS…4.6 million
Fox…2.0 million
CW…0.7 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…2.1
CBS…1.5
ABC…1.5
Fox…1.4
CW…0.6
Total Viewers
CBS…8.9 million
NBC…8.7 million
ABC…6.1 million
Fox…4.8 million
CW…1.7 million

NBC highlights for the week of May 28-June 3:
Monday
NBC Sports’ 8-11:12 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Final hockey, featuring the Washington Capitals at the Vegas Golden Knights (1.7/7 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall) won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos. With a total audience delivery (TAD) of 5.279 million viewers, this was the most-watched Game 1 in three years and the third-best since NBC Sports began broadcasting the Stanley Cup Final in 2006 (behind only 2015, 5.586 for Blackhawks-Lightning, and 2013, 6.315 million for Bruins-Blackhawks). The game also set local ratings records in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. (with the D.C. mark being eclipsed on Monday of the current week).

Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday night across all networks in every key ratings measure, beating the Big 4 competition combined in 18-49 and total viewers.
The 13th season debut of “America’s Got Talent” (2.5/11 in 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night in every key measure, winning the timeslot over the combined Big 4 competition in adults 18-49 and total viewers and more than tripling the #2 network in the slot (0.7 for Fox’s reality premieres). “Talent” retained 93% of its year-ago premiere in 18-49 (2.5 vs. 2.7, the show’s top debut since 2014) and 99% in total viewers (12.2 million vs. 12.3 million, the show’s best debut since 2011), making this the second most-watched “Talent” premiere in seven years. L+3: “Talent” increased by +24% in 18-49 (2.49 to 3.10) and +2.4 million viewers overall (12.2 million to 14.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest L+3 lift of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers. L+7: Last summer, the Tuesday “Talent” grew by +33% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.63 to a 3.50) and +3.1 million viewers overall (12.9 million to 16.0 million) going from L+SD to L+7.
The season-two premiere of “World of Dance” (1.7/8 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) generated NBC’s best 18-49 rating in the timeslot, excluding Olympics and “Voice” finales, since premiere week last fall (1.7 on Sept. 26, 2017). “World” dominated the time period in every key measure, beating the combined ABC-CBS competition in all key categories, while equaling or besting four of the final five “World: telecasts from last summer in 18-49 (trailing over that span only the show’s Aug. 8 finale). L+3: “World” grew by +26% in 18-49 (1.74 to 2.20) and +1.8 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3, ro the biggest L+3 lift of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage. L+7: Last summer, “World of Dance” increased by +41% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.84 to a 2.59) and +2.4 million viewers overall (7.7 million to 10.1 million).

Wednesday
“American Ninja Warrior” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tied as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and won the two-hour 8-10 p.m. timeslot among those nets in every key ratings measure. “Ninja” maintained 99% of last summer’s regular-slot premiere in total viewers (5.375 million vs. 5.437 million viewers on, June 12, 2017). L+3: “Ninja” increased by +16% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+7 (1.20 to 1.39) and +573,000 viewers overall (5.4 million to 5.9 million). L+7: Last summer, “American Ninja Warrior” grew by +21% going from L+SD to L+7 in 18-49 rating (from a 1.44 to a 1.74) and +943,000 viewers overall (5.9 million to 6.8 million). Upscale: Last summer, “Ninja” delivered a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 114 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
The premiere of “Reverie” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew +14% versus NBC’s timeslot average last summer in total viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.5 million, L+SD excluding sports) and maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6). “Reverie” tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the timeslot in men 18-34 and ranked #2 or tied for #2 in all other key ratings measures. L+3: “Reverie” grew by +36% in 18-49 (0.58 to 0.79) and +1.0 million viewers overall (2.9 million to 3.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens

Thursday
NBC was Thursday’s top-rated alternative among the Big 4 networks to ABC’s NBA-boosted first-place lineup in adults 18-49.
An encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 among the Big 4 networks in the two-hour time-slot in 18-49 and #1 excluding NBA-boosted ABC. and grew +38% from its first half-hour to its fourth in 18-49 (0.8 to 1.1).
A rebroadcast of “World of Dance” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the hour in adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s NBA Finals coverage, and maintained100% of its rating from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7), despite the 10 p.m. hour.

Friday
An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in the two-hour time-slot in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 outright among those nets for its second hour from 9-10 p.m. From its first half-hour to its fourth, the “Ninja” encore grew +75% in 18-49 (from a 0.4 rating to a 0.7).
“Dateline NBC” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 2.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #2 for the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49. L+3: The prior Friday’s “Dateline” increased by +29% in 18-49 (0.78 to 1.01) and +1.1 million viewers overall (4.6 million to 5.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes

Saturday
NBC tied for the nightlong win among the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and led those nets outright in total viewers.
“Taken” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49. Week to week, “Taken” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.2 vs. 0.2) and grew +18% in total viewers (2.1 million vs. 1.8 million). L+3: The previous week’s “Taken” grew by +81% in 18-49 (0.21 to 0.38) and +1.0 million viewers overall (1.8 million to 2.8 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.
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.5/3 in 18-49, 0.8 in 25-54, 3.4 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 Big 4 primetime telecast of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. Week to week, “Dateline Mystery” grew +0.1 of a point or +25% in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4), +33% in 25-54 (0.8 vs. 0.6) and +18% in total viewers (3.4 million vs. 2.9 million). From its first half-hour to its fourth, the June 2 edition grew +75% in adults 18-49 (0.4 to 0.7), by +50% in adults 25-54 (0.6 to 0.9) and by +1.4 million persons or +50% in total viewers (2.7 million to 4.0 million). L+3: The previous week’s “Dateline Mystery” grew by +19% in 18-49 (0.43 to 0.51) and +376,000 viewers overall (2.9 million to 3.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. 

Sunday
NBC was Sunday’s top-rated alternative among the Big 4 networks to ABC’s NBA-boosted first-place lineup in adults 18-49.
“Dateline NBC” (0.5/3 in 18-49, 0.9 in 25-54, 3.8 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the hour among the Big 4 networks in women 25-54 and ranked #2 in total viewers behind only ABC’s NBA-related programming. “Dateline” grew from its first half-hour to its second in every key measure. Upscale: Sunday’s “Dateline” is indexing at a 121 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
The 2015 feature film “Jurassic World” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) is the #1 broadcast theatrical movie of 2018 to date in 18-49. In its three-hour 8-11 p.m. timeslot, “Jurassic World” ranked #2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and was the #1 alternative to ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals. “Jurassic World” grew +83% from its first half-hour to its sixth in adult 18-49 rating (0.6 to 1.1) and +1.3 million persons or +39% in total viewers (3.3 million to 4.6 million).

NBC RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 1

NEW YORK — June 5, 2018 — Encore telecasts of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have delivered a 0.45 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers overall for the late-night ratings week of May 28-June 1, to outrate CBS’ rebroadcast week of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in all key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

Note that ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was delayed on Thursday by a high-rated NBA Finals overrun and aired Wednesday and Friday encores. All Monday results are excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday. 

According to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research, “Tonight” topped “Colbert’s” average for the week in adults 18-49 by a +50% margin, with a 0.45 rating vs. a 0.30. 

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, encores of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” outrated CBS’ rebroadcasts of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” by a +32% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.25 rating vs. a 0.19). For their head-to-head half-hour, “Late Night” tied ABC’s “Nightline” in adults 18-49 (0.29 vs. 0.29 from 12:30 to 1 a.m.) and topped it in total viewers (1.294 million vs. 1.264 million).

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 28-June 1. 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” 0.45 rating, 3 share(R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.30/2 (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.55/4 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.35/3 *
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.25/2 (R) *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.19/2 (R) *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.17/2(R) *
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.100 million viewers (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.210 million viewers (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.229 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.398 million viewers *
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.128 million viewers (R) *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.092 million viewers (R) *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.723 million viewers (R) *
* Monday programs are excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday. “Kimmel” was delayed by a high-rated NBA Finals overrun on Thursay and aired encores on Wednesday and Friday.

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.65 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.59/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.47/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.30/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.38/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.27/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.22/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.679 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.868 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.251 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.391 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.559 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.382 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.818 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 1
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.28 **
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, 0.57
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,” 0.817 million **
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.361 million **
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.291 million (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.208 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.877
** Monday Comedy Central shows were preempted.

'TODAY’ WINS THE WEEK AGAIN

'TODAY' #1 in Key A25-54 Demo for 127 Straight Weeks, Best Streak in Nearly Six Years
'TODAY' Tops GMA for 147 Consecutive Weeks in A18-49

NEW YORK – June 5, 2018 – NBC News’ TODAY was the number-one morning show last week in the key A25-54 demo for 127 consecutive weeks, its best streak in nearly six years. TODAY also topped ABC’s Good Morning America in A18-49 for 147 straight weeks. Additionally, compared to the same week last season, TODAY’s total viewership increased by +10,000 while its advantage over CBS grew by 31%. Season to date, TODAY has narrowed the margin with GMA by 82% in total viewers compared to same point last season.
TODAY was rated for four days last week due to the holiday, Memorial Day.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
Net HH
Rtg
HH
Shr
P2+
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
TODAY2.89123,9580.749531.101,329
CBS THIS MORNING2.35103,2370.455780.67809
GOOD MORNING AMERICA3.06134,2400.749521.061,274
TODAY averaged 1.329 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +55,000 (+4%) and CBS This Morning by +520,000 (+64%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 127 consecutive weeks (best streak in almost six years) and 143 of the last 144 weeks
  • TODAY delivered a 1.10 A25-54 rating, +0.04 points ahead of GMA and +0.43 points more than CBS
TODAY averaged 953,000 A18-49 viewers, topping GMA and +375,000 (+65%) higher than CBS
  • Among A18-49 viewers, TODAY has now posted 147 consecutive weekly wins and has finished #1 in 153 of the last 155 weeks and 164 of the last 168 weeks
TODAY averaged 3.958 million total viewers, leading CBS This Morning by +721,000 (+22%)
  • Compared to the same week last season, TODAY’s total viewership increased by +10,000 while its advantage over CBS grew by 31%
SEASON-TO-DATE
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +163,000 and CBS by +579,000
TODAY ranks #1 among A18-49 viewers
  • Leads GMA by +161,000 and CBS by +438,000
TODAY Leads CBS by +748,000, 9% higher than last season

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