Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NBC Ratings - February 2019

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF FEB. 11-15 IN 18-49

Fallon Also Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 for the Season in Adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34
At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Grabs a 10-Week High in 18-49

NEW YORK — Feb. 20, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night week of Feb. 11-15 in adults 18-versus “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight” also ranked #1 or tied for #1 for the week in adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-49, men 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics. 

In “most current” Nielsens for the season to date, “Tonight” ranks #1 or tied for #1 versus Colbert and Kimmel in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics. 

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics. For their head-to-head half-hour, “Late Night” beat ABC’s “Nightline” in all key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers

“Late Night’s” 0.29 rating in 18-49 is the show’s highest in 10 weeks (since Dec. 3-7, 2018, 0.29). The last time “Late Night” topped last week’s 0.29 was 12 weeks ago (0.40 for Nov. 19-23, 2018, the week of a Thanksgiving primetime NFL game) and the last time “Late Night” did better with no primetime NFL impact was during Premiere Week (0.30 for the week of Sept. 24-28, 2018).

Meyers leads both “Late Late Show” and “Nightline” in “most current” season-to-date averages in every key ratings category.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 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” 0.46 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.43/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.36/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.25/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.29/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.23/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.18/2 *
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.292 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.278 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.921 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.237 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.311 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.340 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.723 million viewers *
* Friday’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.
SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.53 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.53/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.39/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.26/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.31/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.24/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.19/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.470 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.782 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.065 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.305 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.468 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.362 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.753 million viewers
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEB. 11-15
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.19
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.19
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.45
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.35
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.694 million viewers
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.438 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.910 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.681 million viewers

NBC TIES FOR #1 IN 18-49 FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF FEB. 11-17

“This Is Us” & “AGT: Champions” Tie for #3 Among Primetime Big 4 Shows, “Game of Games” Ranks #5, “Chicago Med” Ties for #8, “Fire” Ties for #10 and “Med,” “Manifest” & “Titan Games” Tie for #12
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 & Every Key Adult-Female Demo
NBC Wins Monday, "Manifest" Jumps +22% Week to Week to Equal Its High Since Nov. 5, "AGT: Champions" Hits a New Series High in Total Viewers
NBC Takes Tuesday, "This Is Us" & "Game of Games" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night in 18-49, "New Amsterdam" Rules at 10 by a +25% Margin
Wednesday’s "Chicago Med" & "Fire" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night in Total Viewers, "Chicago P.D." Delivers Its Most-Watched Non-Crossover Episode in Three Years
On Thursday, "Titan Games" Grows Week to Week by +22% in 18-49 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 20, 2019 — NBC has tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in primetime ratings for the week of Feb. 11-17 in adults 18-49 and finished #2 in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.

NBC’s strong week was paced by “This Is Us” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which tied for #3 among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in the key 18-49 demographic. Also leading NBC last week were “Ellen’s Game of Games” (#5), “Chicago Med” (tied for #8), “Chicago Fire” (tied for #10), “Chicago P.D.,” “Manifest” and “Titan Games” (tied for #12) and “New Amsterdam” (tied for #19).

NBC finished #1 for the week in adults 18-49, tied with Fox with 0.9 ratings each, and NBC delivered more 18-49 viewers (1.2 million vs. 1.1 million). NBC also ranked #1 or tied for #1 for the week among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demos.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demographics.

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 21 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Feb. 11-17
NBC…0.9
Fox…0.9
ABC…0.8
CBS…0.8
CW…0.3
Total Viewers
CBS…6.3 million
NBC…5.2 million
ABC…3.8 million
Fox…3.6 million
CW…0.9 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.8
Fox…1.8
CBS…1.7
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…9.5 million
NBC…7.9 million
Fox…6.4 million
ABC…5.3 million
CW…1.4 million

NBC highlights for the week of Feb. 11-17:
Monday
NBC wom the night in adults 18-49, total viewers and adults, men and women 25-54.
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.7 rating in 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) delivered a series high in total viewers. Growing by +6% week to week in both 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.6) and total viewers (10.4 million vs. 9.8 million), “AGT: Champions” ranked as the #1 show of the night in total viewers and adults 25-54. The Feb. 11 episode was up +6% versus NBC’s season average in the timeslot prior to “AGT: The Champions” in 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.6, L+SD) and by +1.8 million persons or +21% in total viewers (10.4 million vs. 8.6 million).
“Live Plus 35 Day Plus Digital” Ratings: “AGT: The Champions” has grown by +47% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.71 to a 2.52).
“Manifest” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s 18-49 high since Nov. 5 (1.2) and deliverd its most-watched episode since Nov. 12 (6.1 million), jumping week to week by +22% in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and +15% in total viewers (6.0 million vs. 5.2 million). The Feb. 11 “Manifest” ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key demographic. L+7: “Manifest” has increased by +123% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.31 to a 2.92) and +6.3 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 13.1 million). The gain of +1.61 rating points in 18-49 is the #2 biggest L+7 lift on television this season (behind only “This Is Us”) and the increase of +6.341 million viewers is television’s #1 biggest L+7 gain. L+35+Digital: “Manifest” has grown by +314% in adult 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.31 to a 5.42). 

Tuesday
NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and every other key demographic (including a tie in men 25-54).
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.5 rating in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the #2 show of the night in adults 18-49, behind only “This Is Us” and won the 8 p.m. hour among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34. Week to week, “Games” grew +7% in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.4), and from half-hour to half-hour grew in every key measure, including a gain of +23% in adults 18-49 (1.3 to 1.6). L+7+Digital: “Game of Games” is growing by +31% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 1.59 to a 2.08).
“This Is Us” (1.7 rating in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) was the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, winning the timeslot by a +70% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 1.7 rating vs. a 1.0 for CBS’ #2 “FBI”), and also takes the time period among those networks in all other key demographics. L+7: “This Is Us” is increasing by +84% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.18 to a 4.01) and more than +5.5 million viewers overall (8.7 million to 14.3 million) going from L+SD to L+7. The gain of +1.83 rating points in 18-49 is the #1 strongest average L+7 lift on television this season and the increase of +5.544 million viewers is television’s #3 biggest L+7 gain. L+35+Digital: “This Is Us” has grown by +232% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 2.18 to a 7.23).
“New Amsterdam” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49 by a +25% margin (1.0 vs. 0.8 for CBS’ “NCIS: New Orleans”), and also ranked #1 in the timeslot among those dramas in adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and all key adult-female demos. “New Amsterdam” maintained a steady 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 for a fourth consecutive telecast. L+7: “New Amsterdam” has grown by +102% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.25 to a 2.52) and more than +5.3 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 11.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7. The gain of +5.334 million viewers is the #4 biggest L+7 lift on television so far this season. L+35+Digital: “New Amsterdam” has grown by +238% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.25 to a 4.23). 

Wednesday
NBC won the night in total viewers with the #1-2 shows of the night, “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire,” and ranked #2 in 18-49 with the “Chicago” dramas all finishing #2 or tied for #3 shows of the night. NBC’s Wednesday schedule of “Chicago” dramas has ranked as the #1 regular lineup in total viewers on 14 of the 14 Wednesdays it’s aired so far this season.
“Chicago Med” (1.3 rating in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) scored as the #1 most-watched show of the night on the Big 4 networks and was the #2 show in 18-49, behind only Fox’s “The Masked Singer.” “Med” ranked #1 in the 8-9 p.m. timeslot in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54 and every other key measure (including a tie in men 18-34). L+7: “Med” is increasing by +59% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.24 to a 1.97) and +3.1 million viewers overall (8.2 million to 11.3 million). L+35+Digital: “Med” is growing by +117% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.24 to a 2.69).
“Chicago Fire” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Med,” and tied as the #3 show in 18-49 behind only “The Masked Singer” and “Med.” “Fire” won the timeslot in total viewers, beating “The Masked Singer” by +7% (8.4 million vs. 7.8 million). L+7: “Fire” is growing by +71% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.26 to a 2.15) and more than +3.6 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7. L+35+Digital: “Fire” is increasing by +134% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.26 to a 2.95).
“Chicago P.D.” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure, delivering the most-watched “P.D.” episode, excluding crossovers, in more than three years (since Jan. 13, 2016, 8.0 million). “P.D.” tied as the #3 show of the night in 18-49, behind only “The Masked Singer” and “Chicago Med.” L+7: “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +92% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.11 to a 2.13) and more than +4.0 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 11.0 million). L+35+Digital: “P.D.” has grown by +165% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.11 to a 2.94).

Thursday
“The Titan Games” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) jumped +22% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and +6% in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.1 million) and outscored by +38% NBC’s average in the timeslot this season prior to “Titan Games” in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.8, L+SD non-sports) and by more than +1.5 million persons or +54% in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 2.8 million). L+7+Digital: “Titan Games” is increasing by +54% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 1.45 to a 2.24).
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) was up +14% versus what the show averaged last season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and up +46% in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 1.8 million) and matched NBC’s average in the Thursday 9-9:30 timeslot this season prior to “B99” in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8). L+7+Digital: “B99” has grown by +166% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 0.97 to a 2.58).
“Will & Grace” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) built by +15% on its lead-in in total viewers. L+35+Digital: “Will & Grace” has increased by +213% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.80 to a 2.50).
“Law & Order: SVU” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the hour among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in adults 18-34 and women 25-54 and took the timeslot outright in women 18-34. Week to week, “SVU” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and grew in total viewers (4.181 million vs. 4. 164 million). L+35+Digital: “SVU” is growing by +254% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.92 to a 3.26).

Friday
“Blindspot” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 or tied for #2 among the Big 4 nets in the timeslot in adults, men and women 18-34.
“The Blacklist” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched its season high for a Friday telecast in adults 18-49, maintaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6). L+7+Digital: “Blacklist” is increasing by +133% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 0.57 to a 1.33).
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 3.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew +0.1 of a point or +20% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5), maintained 100% in adults 25-54 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and increased by +8% in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.8 million), to equal the show’s adult 18-49 high since Dec. 14 (0.8). 

Sunday
The NBC Movie of the Week “How to Train Your Dragon” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 7-9 p.m. ET) grew +50% from its first half-hour to its fourth in adults 18-49 (0.4 to 0.6) and +29% in total viewers (2.1 million to 2.7 million).
The NBC Special “Elvis All-Star Tribute” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET), for its second hour from 10-11 p.m., won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. The special was up +16% versus NBC’s non-sports average in the timeslot last season in total viewers (5.5 million vs. 4.7 million).

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS THE WEEK

#1 in Key Demo for 27 of the Last 29 Weeks
#1 Most Watched Season-to-Date in Key Demo
Broadcast Grows Year-Over-Year in Total Viewers

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched evening broadcast in the key news demo for the week of February 11, according to Nielsen Media Research data. Nightly News has won the key demo 27 of the last 29 weeks and continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the demo most valued by news advertisers.

The broadcast continues its strong performance in the key news demo averaging 2.0 million A25-54 and besting ABC World News Tonight by +29,000 viewers (+1%) and CBS Evening News by +660,000 viewers (+48%). Week-over-week, the broadcast posted the highest gains.

Last week in the nation’s capital, Holt was awarded the National Press Foundation’s highest honor, the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for his more than four decades of reporting across the globe. Also last week, Holt was named the national ambassador for Poynter’s MediaWise initiative, which aims to educate one million middle and high school students about fact-checking and identifying trustworthy sources by 2020. 

For the week of February 11, Nightly News averaged 1.4 million A18-49 viewers topping ABC by +56,000 (+4%) and CBS by +396,000 viewers (+39%). Nightly News has won the younger demo 12 of the past 15 weeks and outpaced the competition in week-over-week growth.

Nightly News averaged 8.7 million total viewers for the week of February 11, growing year-over-year and topping CBS Evening News by 2.1 million total viewers (+31%).

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Weekly Highlights:
  • Nightly News averaged 2.0 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +29,000 (+1%) and CBS by +660,000 (+48%).
  • Nightly News is now #1 in the key demo for 27 of the past 29 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 1.4 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +56,000 viewers (+4%) and CBS by +396,000 (+39%).
  • Nightly News has won A18-49 for 12 of the past 15 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 8.7 million total viewers, beating CBS by +2.1 million (+31%).
  • Nightly News grew year-over-year in total viewers and grew the most week-over-week in the key demo and among A18-49 viewers.
Season Highlights:
  • Nightly News is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49.
Week of February 11 – February 15, 2018:
Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 8.7431.682.0321.091.401
CBS6.6641.141.3720.781.005
ABC9.3471.662.0031.041.345

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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 among the key news demo for the past 22 seasons. The broadcast provides the very latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our time. 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 Jenn Suozzo is the executive producer.

‘TODAY’ IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS

TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers for the 9th Week this Season
TODAY Wins 164th Straight Week in Key Demo
TODAY Is Only Program to Grow Across the Board Week Over Week

NEW YORK – February 20, 2019 – TODAY was the number-one morning show outright last week topping “Good Morning America” in total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49 for the ninth time this season. TODAY also won the key demo A25-54 for the week marking 164 straight weeks in the top spot, its best streak in over six years. Additionally, TODAY was the only show to grow in total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49 week over week.

TODAY HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK OF 2/11/2019-2/17/2019
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY1.221,4690.811,0494,174
CBS THIS MORNING0.748960.506423,319
GOOD MORNING AMERICA1.051,2650.719184,131

TODAY averaged 1.469 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +204,000 (+16%) and CBS This Morning by +573,000 (+64%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 164 consecutive weeks (best streak in over six years) and 180 of the last 181 weeks
  • TODAY topped GMA by more than 200,000 demo viewers for the second straight week
  • Week-over-week, TODAY’s A25-54 viewership increased by +31,000 (+2%) while its lead over CBS widened by 22%
TODAY averaged 1.049 million A18-49 viewers, +131,000 (+14%) ahead of GMA and +407,000 (+63%) higher than CBS
  • TODAY led GMA by at least 100,000 A18-49 viewers for the third consecutive week
  • TODAY’s A18-49 viewership was up +16,000 week-over-week and increased its advantage over CBS by 28%
TODAY averaged 4.174 million total viewers, leading GMA by +43,000 (+1%) and CBS This Morning by +855,000 (+26%)
  • TODAY posted its ninth #1 finish among total viewers this broadcast season
  • TODAY was the only morning show to add total viewers compared to prior week (+42,000, or +1%). TODAY also increased its viewer advantage over CBS by 12%.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-1/27/2018)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is posting its biggest season-to-date total viewer lead over CBS in three years
  • TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 28% vs. the same period last season (+944,000 vs. +737,000 last season)

‘CHICAGO MED’ & ‘FIRE’ ARE THE #1-2 MOST-WATCHED DRAMAS FOR THE WEEK OF FEB. 4-10

Joining Them in the Week’s Top 15 Programs in Total Viewers Are “AGT: Champions,” “Chicago P.D.,” NBC News’ State of the Union Analysis & “Ellen’s Game of Games”
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 (Tie) & Every Key Adult-Female Demo and Is Running the Closest It’s Been to #1 in Total Viewers at This Point in the Season, Excluding Sports, in 16 Years
Monday’s "AGT: Champions" Is the Night’s #1 Most-Watched Show, NBC Wins Monday in Total Viewers, 25-54
"Ellen’s Game of Games" Is Tuesday’s #1 Entertainment Program in 18-49, Total Viewers & All Other Key Measures
NBC’s "Chicago" Dramas are the #1-2-3 Shows of Wednesday Night in Total Viewers, #2-3-4 in 18-49
On Thursday, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Grows, Equals Its Second-Best Rating in the Past Two Years
Friday’s "Blacklist" and "Blindspot" Hit Season Highs in Total Viewers, “Dateline” Increases Its Audience Week to Week by +21%

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 12, 2019 — Led by “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire,” the #1 and #2 most-watched dramas of the week, NBC has finished in second place among the Big 4 networks in primetime ratings results for the week of Feb. 4-10 in total viewers behind only Grammy-boosted CBS, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.

For the week, NBC placed six shows among the top 15 programs on the Big 4 networks in total viewers – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (#4), “Chicago Med” (#5 show, #1 drama), “Chicago Fire” (#6 show, #2 drama), “Chicago P.D.” (#9 show, #4 drama), NBC News analysis of Tuesday’s State of the Union speech (#13) and “Ellen’s Game of Games” (#15).

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 (tie) and all key adult-female demographics. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.459 million persons of #1 CBS, NBC’s closest position to #1 in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 16 years, since trailing by 561,000 persons at this time in 2002-03.

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 20 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Feb. 4-10
CBS…1.7
ABC…0.9
NBC…0.8
Fox…0.7
CW…0.3
Total Viewers
CBS…7.7 million
NBC…4.9 million
ABC…4.1 million
Fox…2.8 million
CW…0.9 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.9
Fox…1.8
CBS…1.7
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…9.6 million
NBC…8.0 million
Fox…6.4 million
ABC…5.3 million
CW…1.4 million

NBC highlights for the week of Feb. 4-10:
Monday
NBC won the night in total viewers and adults 25-54.
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.6 rating in 18-49, 9.8 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) finished as the #1 show of the night in adults 25-54 and total viewers, while maintaining +100% versus NBC’s season average in the timeslot prior to “AGT: The Champions” in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.6, L+SD) and growing by +1.2 million persons or +14% in total viewers (9.8 million vs. 8.6 million).

“Live Plus Seven Day” Ratings: “AGT: The Champions” has grown by +36% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.69 to a 2.30) and +2.4 million viewers overall (9.9 million to 12.3 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Champions” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.56.
“Manifest” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of the timeslot lead in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 1.0 for ABC’s “The Good Doctor”) and tied for #1 in adults 25-54. L+7: “Manifest” has increased by +123% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.33 to a 2.96) and +6.4 million viewers overall (6.8 million to 13.2 million). The gain of +1.63 rating points in 18-49 is the #2 biggest L+7 lift on television this season (behind only “This Is Us”) and the increase of +6.413 million viewers is television’s #1 biggest L+7 gain. When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Manifest” 18-49 rating grows to a 3.91, a +194% increase on the show’s 1.33 L+SD figure. 

Tuesday
NBC ranked #1 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and every other key demographic.
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.4 rating in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) finished as the #1 entertainment show of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and all other key categories, winning the 8-9 p.m. timeslot by a +75% margin in adults 18-49 (1.4 vs. 0.8 each for ABC, CBS and Fox). L+7: “Ellen’s Game of Games” has increased by +19% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.59 to a 1.90) and +988,000 viewers overall (6.8 million to 7.8 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Games” rating grows to a 2.13 in 18-49.
Coverage of the State of the Union Address and Democratic Response was sustaining and is not included in nightly or weekly networks averages.
NBC News analysis of the State of the Union Address averaged a 1.4 in adults 18-49, a 2.0 in adults 25-54 and 6.5 million viewers overall from 10:30-10:37 p.m. ET, to rank #1 among the broadcast networks in all three measures.

Wednesday
NBC won the night in total viewers with the #1-2-3 shows of the night, and ranked #2 in 18-49 with the #2-3-4 shows of the night. NBC’s Wednesday schedule of “Chicago” dramas has ranked as the #1 regular lineup in total viewers on 13 of the 13 Wednesdays it’s aired so far this season.
“Chicago Med” (1.4 rating in 18-49, 9.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) finished as the #1 most-watched show of the night on the Big 4 networks and is the #2 show in 18-49, behind only Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” hitting a new season high in 18-49 with its best rating since Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (1.4 at 10 p.m.). “Med” won the 8-9 p.m. timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, topping CBS’ 8-9 p.m. portion of “World’s Best” by a +27% margin in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.1 from 8-9 p.m.) and by +55% or more than +3.3 million persons in total viewers (9.4 million vs. 6.0 million). L+7: “Med” is increasing by +59% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.24 to a 1.97) and +3.1 million viewers overall (8.2 million to 11.3 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Med” 18-49 rating grows to a 2.33, a +88% gain versus the show’s 1.24 L+SD rating.
“Chicago Fire” (1.3 rating in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) grows for a fifth consecutive original telecast in total viewers (from 7.290 million on Nov. 14 to 7.939 million on Dec. 5 to 8.010 million on Jan. 9 to 8.027 million on Jan. 16 to 8.426 million on Jan. 23 to 8.794 million on Feb. 6), making this the show’s most-watched non-crossover episode since Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at 10 p.m. (9.1 million). In total viewers, the Feb. 6 “Fire” beat “The Masked Singer” and “World’s Best” for the timeslot victory, delivering a winning margin of +1.7 million persons or +23% (8.8 million vs. 7.1 million) over “Masked Singer.” Versus the 9-10 p.m. segment of “World’s Best, “Fire” prevailed by a +30% margin in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.0 from 9-10 p.m.) and +74% or +3.7 million persons in total viewers (8.8 million vs. 5.1 million) versus the 9-10 p.m. segment of “World’s Best.” In 18-49 it was the highest “Fire” rating since Nov. 14 (1.3). L+7: “Fire” is growing by +71% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.26 to a 2.15) and more than +3.6 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7. With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Fire” figure increases to a 2.53 in 18-49, a +101% gain over the series’ 1.26 rating in L+SD.
“Chicago P.D.” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) matched the show’s 18-49 high since March 21, 2018 (1.3) and delivered its most-watched episode, excluding crossovers, since Feb. 17, 2016, 7.5 million). “P.D.” won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and all other key measures, leading by a +50% margin in adults 18-49 (1.2 vs. 0.8 for CBS’ “Criminal Minds”). L+7: “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +92% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.11 to a 2.13) and more than +4.0 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 11.0 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “P.D.” figure grows to a 2.49, a +124% gain versus the show’s 1.11 in L+SD.

Thursday
“The Titan Games” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) is up +13% versus NBC’s average in the Thursday, 8-9 p.m. timeslot this season prior to “Titan Games” in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.8, L+SD non-sports) and up by +1.3 million persons or +46% in total viewers (4.1 million vs. 2.8 million). L+7: “Titan Games” has grown by +29% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.52 to a 1.96).
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) grew +13% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.8) and +12% in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.7 million) to equal the show’s second-best 18-49 rating in more than two years (since Sun., Jan. 1, 2017 at 8:30 on Fox, 1.3), trailing over that span only its Jan. 10, 2019 NBC debut (1.2) and capture its second-best total-viewer result over that same span (since Jan. 1, 2017, 3.5 million viewers), trailing over that period only the Jan. 10 NBC premiere (3.537 million). The Feb. 7 up +29% versus what the show averaged last season in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.7) and up +1.3 million persons or +73% in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 1.8 million). L+7: After seven days of linear and projected non-linear viewing, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” this season is averaging a 2.65 rating in 18-49.
“Will & Grace” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s best 18-49 rating since Oct. 18, 2018 (0.9), while also growing by +14% versus NBC’s slot average before “Will & Grace” moved to the time period Jan. 31 in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7, L+SD non-sports) and by +8% in total viewers (3.1 million vs. 2.8 million). “W&G” built on its lead-in in total viewers (3.1 million vs. 3.0 milllion). L+7: “Will & Grace” has grown by +101% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.80 to a 1.61) and more than +2.4 million viewers overall (3.2 million to 5.7 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Will & Grace” 18-49 average increases to a 1.95, a +144% gain versus the show’s L+SD 0.80.
“Law & Order: SVU” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the hour among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in adults 18-49, women 18-49 and women 25-54 and took the timeslot outright in women 18-34. L+7: “SVU” has grown by +111% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.92 to a 1.94) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (4.3 million to 7.6 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “SVU” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.53, a +175% gain versus the show’s L+SD 0.92. 

Friday
“Blindspot” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) hit a season high in total viewers, with its most-watched episode since Jan. 26, 2018 (3.8 million), growing +23% week to week in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.8 million). In 18-49, “Blindspot” equalled its season high, matching its best rating since March 2, 2018.
“The Blacklist” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) captured a season high in total viewers and matched the show’s season high for a Friday telecast in adults 18-49, increasing by 0.1 of a point or +20% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and +15% in total viewers (4.243 million vs. 3.678 million). L+7: “Blacklist” is growing by +107% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.58 to a 1.20) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (3.9 million to 7.1 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Blacklist” 18-49 rating increases to a 1.31. 

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ FINISHES #1 OR TIED FOR #1 IN 18-49, 25-54 & 18-34 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF FEB. 4-8

Fallon Also Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 for the Season in Adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Equals a Nine-Week High in 18-49

NEW YORK — Feb. 12, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has finished #1 or tied for #1 for the late-night ratings week of Feb. 4-8 versus “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

In an anomalous week that included heightened political interest from Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, “Tonight” averaged a 0.46 rating in adults 18-49 versus a 0.46 for Colbert and a 0.35 for Kimmel. Note that “Late Show” and “Late Night” aired live telecasts Tuesday night.

In “most current” Nielsens for the season to date, “Tonight” ranks #1 or tied for #1 versus Colbert and Kimmel in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics. 

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49 and most other key demographics.
“Late Night’s” 0.28 rating in 18-49 equals the show’s highest in nine weeks (since Dec. 3-7, 2018, 0.29).

Meyers leads both “Late Late Show” and ABC’s “Nightline” in “most current” season-to-date averages in every key ratings category.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 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
CBS “Late Show,” 0.46/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.35/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.23/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.28/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.23/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.19/2 *
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.211 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.269 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.957 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.223 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.279 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.323 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.730 million viewers *
* Friday’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.
SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.53 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.53/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.39/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.26/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.31/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.24/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.19/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.472 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.775 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.067 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.305 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.465 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.360 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.754 million viewers
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEB. 4-8
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.23
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.19
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.44
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.35
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.762 million viewers
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.482 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.867 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.666 million viewers

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Wins 163 Straight Weeks in A25-54, Best Streak in 6 Years
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Wednesday
TODAY Posts Best Demo Lead Over GMA in a Month

NEW YORK – February 12, 2018 – NBC News’ TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the key A25-54 demo. TODAY has now won the demo for 163 straight weeks, delivering its best streak in more than six years. Additionally, TODAY posted its best key demo advantage over GMA in a month and widened its lead by 14% versus the prior week. TODAY also won total viewers Wednesday.

TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
WEEK OF 2/4/2019-2/10/2019
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY1.191,4380.801,0334,132
CBS THIS MORNING0.809700.557143,371
GOOD MORNING AMERICA1.011,2210.678634,180
TODAY averaged 1.438 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +217,000 (+18%) and CBS This Morning by +468,000 (+48%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 163 consecutive weeks (best streak in over six years) and 179 of the last 180 weeks
  • TODAY’s demo lead over GMA hit a four week high (best since week of 1/7/2019)
  • Week-over-week, TODAY’s A25-54 advantage over GMA grew by 14% (+217,000 vs. +191,000 prior week)
  • TODAY ranked #1 all five mornings in the key A25-54 demo
TODAY averaged 1.033 million A18-49 viewers, +170,000 (+20%) ahead of GMA and +319,000 (+45%) higher than CBS
  • This represents TODAY’s widest A18-49 margin over GMA since the week of 8/20/2018, a five-month high
  • TODAY increased its A18-49 lead over GMA by 36% compared to prior week (+170,000 vs. +125,000 prior week)
TODAY averaged 4.132 million total viewers leading CBS This Morning by +761,000 (+29%)
  • TODAY was the top-rated morning show among total viewers on Wednesday (+51,000 vs. GMA)
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-1/27/2018)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is posting its biggest season-to-date total viewer lead over CBS in three years
  • TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 32% vs. the same period last season (+949,000 vs. +721,000 last season)

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS THE WEEK

#1 in Key Demo for 26 of the Last 28 Weeks
#1 Most Watched Season-to-Date in Key Demo

FEBRUARY 12, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched evening broadcast in the key news demo for the week of February 4, according to Nielsen Media Research data. Nightly News has won the key demo 26 of the last 28 weeks and continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the demo most valued by news advertisers.

The broadcast continues its strong performance in the key news demo averaging 2.0 million A25-54 viewers, besting ABC World News Tonight by +18,000 viewers (+1%) and CBS Evening News by +573,000 viewers (+41%). 

Tomorrow evening in Washington, the National Press Foundation will present Holt with their highest honor for broadcast journalists, the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Previous recipients include Tim Russert, George Stephanopoulos, Bret Baier, Martha Raddatz, Andrea Mitchell, Gwen Ifill, and many others. 

For the week of February 4, Nightly News averaged 1.3 million A18-49 viewers topping ABC by +3,000 (+0.2%) and CBS by +321,000 viewers (+32%). Nightly News has won the younger demo 11 of the past 14 weeks. 

Nightly News averaged 8.8 million total viewers for the week of February 4, topping CBS Evening News by 2.0 million total viewers (+30%). 

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Weekly Highlights:
  • Nightly News averaged 2.0 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +18,000 (+1%) and CBS by +573,000 (+41%).
  • Nightly News is now #1 in the key demo for 26 of the past 28 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 1.3 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +3,000 viewers (+0.2%) and CBS by +321,000 (+32%).
  • Nightly News has won A18-49 for 11 of the past 14 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 8.8 million total viewers, beating CBS by +2.0 million (+30%).
Season Highlights:
  • Nightly News is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49.
Week of February 4 – February 8, 2018:
Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 8.7581.651.9881.041.336
CBS 6.7391.171.4150.791.015
ABC 9.4781.631.9701.031.333
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America among the key news demo for the past 22 seasons. The broadcast provides the very latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our time. 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 Jenn Suozzo is the executive producer.

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ SCORES A 4-WEEK HIGH IN 18-49, 6-WEEK HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

Fallon Leads the Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1 and the Season in Adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Equals an 8-Week High in 18-49 and Scores a 10-Week High in Total Viewers

NEW YORK — Feb. 5, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has finished #1 for the late-night ratings week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1 versus “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49, as well as adults 18-34, adults 25-54, men 18-34, men 18-49 and all key adult-female demographics, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight’s” 0.50 rating in adults 18-49 is a four-week high (best since Dec. 31,2018-Jan. 4, 2019, 0.55) and its 2.416 million is a six-week high (best since Dec. 17-21, 2018, 2.644 million).

In “most current” Nielsens for the season to date, “Tonight” leads Colbert and Kimmel in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics.
Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics (including a tied in women 18-34). For their head-to-head half-hour, “Late Night” beat ABC’s “Nightline” in all key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers
“Late Night’s” 0.28 rating in 18-49 equals the show’s highest in eight weeks (since Dec. 3-7,2018, 0.29) and its 1.349 million is a 10-week high (best since Nov. 19-23, 2018, 1.655 million).

Meyers leads both “Late Late Show” and ABC’s “Nightline” in “most current” season-to-date averages in every key ratings category.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1. 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” 0.50 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.43/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.38/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.24/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.28/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.23/2 *
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,” 2.416 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.395 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.021 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.269 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.349 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.331 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.743 million viewers (R)
* Friday’s “Late Show,” “Kimmel and” “Late Night” were encores and the “Late Show” encore is excluded from these averages. “Late Late Show” ran encores on Thursday and Friday and both are excluded.

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.54 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.53/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.40/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.26/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.31/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.24/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.19/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.480 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.757 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.064 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.304 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.466 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.358 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.755 million viewers
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JAN. 28-FEB. 1
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.23
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.18
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.43
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.34
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.746 million viewers
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.205 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.835 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.653 million viewers

‘AGT: CHAMPIONS’ & TWO EDITIONS OF ‘GAME OF GAMES’ RANK IN THE NON-SPORTS TOP 10 FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 28-FEB. 3

Joining Them in the Top 25 Among Entertainment Broadcasts in 18-49 Are “Titan Games” and “Manifest”
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 & Every Key Adult-Female Demo and Is Running the Closest It’s Been to #1 in Total Viewers at This Point in the Season, Excluding Sports, in 16 Years
Monday’s "AGT: Champions" Jumps +13% Week to Week, Matches Its Premiere Rating as a Series High; "Manifest" Maintains 100% Week to Week
"Game of Games" Set a New Season High in 18-49, Delivers Tuesday’s #1-2-3 Highest Ratings
Wednesday’s "Chicago Med" & "Fire" Score Their Most-Watched Encores Ever; "Med" & "P.D." Rebroadcasts Beat Original Timeslot Competition in Total Viewers
On Thursday, "Will & Grace" Grows +14% Vs. Its Fall Finale, Equals Its High Since Oct. 18

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 5, 2019 — NBC has finished #2 among the Big 4 networks in primetime ratings for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3 in total viewers behind only Super Bowl-boosted CBS, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.

For the week, NBC place three show among television’s top 10 programs in adults 18-49 excluding sports – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (#3), a special 9 p.m. edition of Tuesday’s “Ellen’s Game of Games” (tied for #7) and the regular 8 p.m. “Game of Games” (#10).

Also ranking in the week’s top 25 of broadcast programs, excluding sports, were “The Titan Games” (tied for #17) and “Manifest” (tied for #22)..

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demographics. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.341 million persons of #1 CBS, NBC’s closest position to #1 in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 16 years, since trailing by 546,000 persons at this time in 2002-03. 

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 19 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Jan. 28-Feb. 3
CBS…5.8
ABC…0.9
NBC…0.8
Fox…0.7
CW…0.3
Total Viewers
CBS…20.9 million
NBC…4.2 million
ABC…3.8 million
Fox…2.9 million
CW…1.0 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.9
Fox…1.9
CBS…1.7
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…9.6 million
NBC…8.0 million
Fox…6.5 million
ABC…5.3 million
CW…1.4 million

NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3:
Monday
NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and adults 25-54.
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.8 rating in 18-49, 10.5 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) jumped +13% week to week in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6) and +8% in total viewers (10.5 million vs. 9.7 million), to equal the show’s Jan. 7 premiere as a series high in 18-49 and set a new series high in total viewers. “Champions” tied as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and was #1 outright among adults, men and women 25-54 and total viewers. “AGT: The Champions” increased by +13% versus NBC’s season average in the timeslot prior to “Champions” in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6, L+SD) and more than +1.8 million persons or +21% in total viewers (10.5 million vs. 8.6 million).
“Live Plus Seven Day” Ratings: “AGT: The Champions” has grown by +37% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.76 to a 2.41) and more than +2.5 million viewers overall (10.0 million to 12.5 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Champions” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.57.
“Manifest” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0) and increased by +3% in total viewers (5.5 million vs. 5.4 million). “Manifest” was the #2 scripted show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49. L+7: “Manifest” has increased by +122% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.36 to a 3.02) and +6.5 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 13.4 million). The gain of +1.66 rating points in 18-49 is the #2 biggest L+7 lift on television this season (behind only “This Is Us”) and the increase of +6.508 million viewers is television’s #1 biggest L+7 gain. When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Manifest” 18-49 rating grows to a 3.96, a +191% increase on the show’s 1.36 L+SD figure. Upscale: “Manifest” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

Tuesday
NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and every other key demographic, with a nightlong +88% margin of victory in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.8 for #2 CBS) and the #1-2-3 ratings of the night inn 18-49 from the three hours of “Ellen’s Game of Games.”
The regular 8 p.m. episode of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.6 rating in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s 18-49 high so far this season in its regular 8 p.m. timeslot. The 8 p.m. “Ellen’s” was the #2 show of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and most other key demos, behind only the 9 p.m. “Game of Games,” while tying that 9 p.m. episode as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-34 and men 18-34. “Games” won the 8 p.m. hour among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key demographics, with a +60% margin in adults 18-49 over CBS’ annual “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials” (1.6 vs. 1.0). L+7: “Ellen’s Game of Games” has increased by +19% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.59 to a 1.90) and +988,000 viewers overall (6.4 million to 7.4 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Games” rating grows to a 2.15 in 18-49.
A special 9 p.m. telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.7 rating in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) delivered a new season high in adults 18-49 and ranked as the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key demographics (including ties with the 8 p.m. “Games” in adults 18-34 and men 18-34).
An encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the 10 p.m. hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key demographics, outrating its ABC-CBS encore competition combined in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54. The 10 p.m. “Ellen’s” encore was the night’s #3 telecast in adults 18-49, behind only the 8 and 9 p.m. originals.

Wednesday
A rebroadcast of “Chicago Med” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) generated its #1 most-watched encore ever, one week after delivering its #3 most-watched original ever. “Med” won the 8 p.m. hour in total viewers versus all original competition on the Big 4 networks and was up +17% versus the show’ prior encore in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6 on Jan. 2) and up +26% in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.2 million).
An encore telecast of “Chicago Fire” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) scored as the show’s most-watched encore ever and finished #2 in the timeslot in total viewers, behind only Fox’s “The Masked Singer.” The Jan. 30 “Fire” was up +29% in total viewers versus the show’s prior rebroadcast (4.8 million vs. 3.7 million on Jan. 2).
A rebroadcast “Chicago P.D.” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the 10 p.m. hour in total viewers versus original competition on ABC and CBS and was up +20% versus the show’s prior encore in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5 on Jan. 2) and +31% in total viewers (4.8 million vs. 3.7 million).

Thursday
“The Titan Games” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) outscored by +38% NBC’s average in the Thursday, 8-9 p.m. timeslot this season prior to “Titan Games” in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.8, L+SD non-sports) and by +1.8 million persons or +65% in total viewers (4.646 million vs. 2.821 million). L+7: “Titan Games” has grown by +29% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.61 to a 2.08) and +1.2 million viewers overall (5.9 million to 7.1 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Titan” 18-49 figure increases to a 2.51. Upscale: “The Titan Games” is attracting a strong upscale audience this season, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) was up +14% versus the show’s average last season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and up +55% in total viewers (2.724 million vs. 1.761 million) and tied for #1 in the competitive half-hour among the Big 4 networks in men 18-34. L+7: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is increasing by +47% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.09 to a 1.60) and +1.1 million viewers overall (3.2 million to 4.3 million). When projected non-linear seven-day viewing is included, the “Superstore” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.73, a gain of +150% versus the show’s L+SD 1.09. Upscale: Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is generating powerful high-income and high-education audiences, indexing at a 135 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes, to tie for #6 among entertainment shows on the Big 4, and a 145 among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, to rank #4.
“Will & Grace” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) grew +14% versus its fall finale of eight weeks earlier in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7 on Dec. 6, 2018 at 9 p.m.) and by +8% in total viewers (3.087 million vs. 2.859 million), to generate the show’s best 18-49 rating since Nov. 1, 2018 (0.8) and equal its high since Oct. 18, 2018 (0.9). It was also the most-watched “W&G” since Nov. 1, 2018 (3.5 million at 9 p.m.). The Jan. 31 telecast was up +14% versus NBC’s slot average before “Will & Grace” moved to the time period this week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7, L+SD non-sports) and was up +9% in total viewers (3.087 million vs. 2.837 million). “Will & Grace” retained 100% of its 18-49 lead-in and grew +13% in total viewers. The 3.087 million is NBC’s biggest audience in the timeslot with comedy in the past year, since Feb. 1, 2018 (3.117 million). L+7: “Will & Grace” has grown by +99% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.85 to a 1.69) and +2.5 million viewers overall (3.4 million to 5.9 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Will & Grace” 18-49 average increases to a 2.06, a +142% gain versus the show’s L+SD 0.85. Upscale: “Will & Grace” is delivering powerful high-income and high-education audiences, indexing at a 132 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes and a 138 among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, to rank #6 among entertainment shows on the Big 4 nets,.
“Law & Order: SVU” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) matched the show’s best 18-49 rating since Oct. 18, 2018 (1.0) and delivered its most-watched episode since Nov. 1, 2018 (4.618 million). “SVU” tied for #1 in the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 or tied for #1 in the hour among those dramas in adults, men and women 18-34, men and women 18-49 and women 25-54. L+7: “SVU” has grown by +111% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.92 to a 1.94) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (4.3 million to 7.6 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “SVU” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.53, a +175% gain versus the show’s L+SD 0.92.

Friday
“Blindspot” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of its prior telecast of two weeks earlier in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.6 on Jan. 18) and retained 93% in total viewers (2.8 million vs. 3.1 million, which was a season high). L+3: The prior “Blindspot” increased by +61% in 18-49 (0.56 to 0.90) and more than +1.3 million viewers overall (3.1 million to 4.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Blindspot” is growing by +79% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.48 to a 0.86) and more than +1.5 million viewers overall (2.7 million to 4.3 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Blindspot” 18-49 figure increases to a 1.07, a +123% gain versus the show’s L+SD 0.48. Upscale: “Blindspot” is generating a significant upscale audience, indexing at a 118 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes). Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, “Blindspot” is delivering a 114 index.
“The Blacklist” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) maintained or increased its rating from half-hour to half-hour in every key demographic. L+3: The previous “Blacklist” increased by +93% in 18-49 (0.59 to 1.14) and more than +2.8 million viewers overall (4.0 million to 6.9 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. L+7: “Blacklist” is growing by +107% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.58 to a 1.20) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (3.9 million to 7.1 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Blacklist” 18-49 rating increases to a 1.31. Upscale: “The Blacklist” is generating a highly upscale audience, indexing at a 142 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (100 represents an average concentration of those homes), to rank #4 among entertainment shows on the Big 4.
“Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 2.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained or increased its rating from half-hour to half-hour in every key demographic, including gains in adults 25-54 (0.6 to 0.7), men 25-54 (0.5 to 0.6) and women 25-54 (0.7 to 0.8). L+3: The prior Friday “Dateline” increased by +34% in 18-49 (0.65 to 0.87) and +902,000 viewers overall (3.1 million to 4.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +46% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.61 to a 0.89) and +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 120 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes. Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, Friday’s “Dateline” is indexing at a 114.

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS THE WEEK

#1 in Key Demo for 25 of the Last 27 Weeks; Grows the Most Across the Board Week-Over-Week
#1 Most Watched Season-to-Date in Key Demo
Broadcast Posts Highest Across the Board Ratings Since the 2018 Winter Olympics
FEBRUARY 5, 2018 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched evening broadcast in the key news demo for the week of January 28, according to Nielsen Media Research data and posted its highest ratings since the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang (since February 5, 2018). Nightly News has won the key demo 25 of the last 27 weeks and continues as the #1 most-watched evening newscast season-to-date in the demo most valued by news advertisers.
The broadcast continues its strong performance in the key news demo averaging 2.3 million A25-54 viewers, besting ABC World News Tonight by +106,000 viewers (+5%) and CBS Evening News by +758,000 viewers (+51%). Nightly News delivered the largest week-over-week growth compared to the competition and also grew its key demo audience year-over-year.
Tonight, Lester Holt leads NBC News’ coverage of President Trump’s State of the Union address and the Democratic response alongside Savannah Guthrie beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
For the week of January 28, Nightly News averaged 1.5 million A18-49 viewers topping ABC by +61,000 (+4%) and CBS by +431,000 viewers (+39%). Nightly News posted the largest week-over-week growth compared to the competition and grew its A18-49 audience year-over-year. Nightly News tallied its highest-rated week in A18-49 since the 2018 Winter Olympics (since February 12, 2018) and has won the younger demo 10 of the past 13 weeks.
Nightly News averaged 9.5 million total viewers for the week of January 28, growing both year-over-year and week-over-week, delivering the highest week-over-week increase compared to the competition. The broadcast topped CBS Evening News by 2.3 million total viewers (+33%) and posted its highest rated week since the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang (since February 5, 2018).
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Weekly Highlights:
  • Nightly News averaged 2.3 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming ABC by +106,000 (+5%) and CBS by +758,000 (+51%).
  • Nightly News is now #1 in the key demo for 25 of the past 27 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 1.5 million A18-49 viewers, topping ABC by +61,000 viewers (+4%) and CBS by +431,000 (+39%).
  • Nightly News has won A18-49 for 10 of the past 13 weeks.
  • Nightly News averaged 9.5 million total viewers, beating CBS by +2.3 million (+33%).
  • Nightly News grew across the board year-over-year and grew the most week-over-week across the board.
  • Nightly News posted its highest ratings across the board since the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang
Season Highlights:
  • Nightly News is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49.
Week of January 28 – February 1, 2018:
Total Viewers A25-54 Rating A25-54 Viewers A18-49 Rating A18-49 Viewers
NBC 9.5441.872.2541.181.526
CBS 7.1981.241.4960.851.095
ABC 10.1301.782.1481.141.465
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America among the key news demo for the past 22 seasons. The broadcast provides the very latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to add context and analysis to the most pressing issues of our time. 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 Jenn Suozzo is the executive producer.

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO, POSTS BIGGEST TOTAL VIEWER GAINS

TODAY Posts Largest Total Viewer Gains Vs a Year Ago, Comes Within Just 18k Viewers of GMA for the Week
TODAY Wins Total Viewers Tuesday
TODAY Posts Best Key Demo and Total Viewer Deliveries Since Olympics
NEW YORK – February 5, 2019 – NBC New’s TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the key A25-54 demo. TODAY has now won the demo for 162 straight weeks, delivering its best streak in over six years. TODAY also won in total viewers Tuesday and posted the biggest gains of the morning shows versus a year ago. TODAY delivered its best key demo and total viewer audiences since the Pyeongchang Olympics and came within just 18,000 viewers of GMA for the week.
Week over week, TODAY added more key demo viewers than CBS and GMA combined and grew a whopping 283,000 in total viewers, the largest gain among the morning news shows. Additionally, TODAY narrowed the total viewer gap by 80% versus the same week last year.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
WEEK OF 1/28/2019-2/3/2019
ProgramP25-54RtgP25-54ImpsP18-49RtgP18-49ImpsP2+Imps
TODAY1.301,5670.841,0854,447
CBS THIS MORNING0.759070.516573,459
GOOD MORNING AMERICA1.141,3760.759604,465
TODAY averaged 1.567 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +191,000 (+14%) and CBS This Morning by +660,000 (+73%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 162 consecutive weeks (best streak in over six years) and 178 of the last 179 weeks
  • TODAY posted its highest A25-54 delivery since the week of 2/19/2018 (Pyeongchang Week #2) and best advantage over GMA in three weeks
  • Week-over-week, TODAY added +102,000 A25-54 viewers (+7%), more than GMA and CBS combined (+71,000). TODAY also improved its demo lead over GMA by 35% and CBS by 15%.
  • Compared to the same week last season, TODAY’s demo advantage over GMA was up 19% while its lead vs. CBS improved by 21%
TODAY averaged 1.085 million A18-49 viewers, +125,000 (+13%) ahead of GMA and +428,000 (+65%) higher than CBS
  • This was TODAY’s best A18-49 average since the week of 3/19/2018
  • TODAY’s A18-49 viewership was up +5% (+51,000) versus prior week while also doubling its lead over GMA (+125,000 vs. +62,000 prior week)
TODAY averaged 4.447 million total viewers leading CBS This Morning by +988,000 (+29%)
  • TODAY posted its biggest total viewer audience since the Pyeongchang Olympics (week of 2/12/2018)
  • Week-over-week, TODAY saw the biggest increase of viewership (+238,000, or +6%), reduced GMA’s lead by 83%, and improved its advantage over CBS by 6%
  • TODAY also saw the biggest gain versus the same week last season (+214,000, or +5%) while narrowing the gap with GMA by 80% and posting a 56% higher lead over CBS
  • TODAY won Tuesday among total viewers (+30,000 vs. GMA)
  • Compared to YAGO, TODAY grew +214,000, the most among morning shows
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-1/27/2018)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is posting its biggest season-to-date total viewer lead over CBS in three years
  • TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 33% vs. the same period last season (+961,000 vs. +725,000 last season)

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