Friday, May 24, 2019

NBC Ratings - May 2019

‘TODAY’ WINS MAY SWEEP IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Is #1 in A25-54 for 16 Straight Sweeps; Best Streak in 6 Years
TODAY Posts Closest May Sweep Total Viewer Margin Vs. GMA In 7 Years
TODAY Narrows Total Viewer Gap with GMA By 66% Vs. Year Ago

NEW YORK – May 24, 2019 – NBC News’ TODAY was the number-one morning show for the May 2019 sweep, topping ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the key A25-54 demo. TODAY has now won the key demo for 16 consecutive sweeps, its best streak in six years. TODAY also posted its closest total viewer margin versus GMA in a May sweep in seven years. Additionally, TODAY narrowed the total viewer gap with GMA by a giant 66% compared to the May 2018 sweep.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY1.061,2770.729243,976
CBS THIS MORNING0.637650.415293,074
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.961,1620.617914,009
TODAY ranked #1 in A25-54 for the 16th consecutive sweep
  • TODAY averaged 1.277 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming GMA by +115,000 (+10%) and CBS This Morning by +512,000 (+67%)
TODAY has won 18 consecutive sweeps among A18-49 viewers
  • TODAY averaged 924,000 A25-54 viewers, +133,000 (+17%) higher than GMA and +395,000 (+75%) more than CBS
  • Vs. prior sweep, TODAY improved its A18-49 lead over GMA by 3% and CBS by 4%.
  • Vs. the May 2018 sweep, TODAY grew its A18-49 lead over GMA by 29%.
TODAY averaged 3.976 million total viewers leading CBS by +902,000 (+29%)
  • TODAY pulled to its closest total viewer margin against GMA in a May sweep in seven years and posted its widest lead over CBS in four years
  • VS. prior sweep, TODAY closed the total viewer gap with GMA by 45% and improved its lead over CBS by 8%.
  • Vs. the May 2018 sweep, TODAY narrowed the total viewer gap with GMA by 66% and posted a 14% higher lead over CBS. 

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS ANOTHER SWEEP PERIOD

#1 in Key A25-54 and A18-49 Demos for May 2019 Sweeps
4th Consecutive May Sweep Win in A25-54; 16th Straight Sweep Win in A18-49

May 24, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched evening newscast for the May 2019 sweep period, according to Nielsen Media Research, in both the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. This marks Nightly News’ 4th consecutive May sweep win in A25-54 and its 16th consecutive sweep win in A18-49.
The broadcast averaged 1.59 million viewers in A25-54, the demo most valued by advertisers, beating CBS by +514,000 and ABC by +2,000. Among the younger A18-49 demo, Nightly News led with 1.073 million, topping CBS by +296,000 and ABC by +7,000.

During this May sweep period, Holt had an exclusive interview with the American Airlines CEO about the return of Boeing 737 Max jets. He also spoke with director Ava DuVernay and all five of the men known as the “Central Park Five” for Nightly News’ “Justice for All” series. Additionally, the newscast featured interviews with Queen Latifah and Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge in the Larry Nassar case, for the new series, “Her Take with Cynthia McFadden.” On World Press Freedom Day, Nightly News spoke with the parents of detained freelance journalist Austin Tice.
May 2019 Sweeps:
  • Nightly won among A25-54 with 1.590 million viewers ahead of ABC by +2,000 (+0.1%) and ahead of CBS by +514,000 (+48)
  • Nightly has won the last 4 consecutive May sweep periods among A25-54
  • Nightly won among A18-49 with 1.073 viewers ahead of ABC by +7,000 (+1%) and CBS by 296,000 (+38%)
  • Nightly has won the last 16 consecutive sweep periods among A18-49
ProgramP25-54
Imps
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS1.5901.0737.433
CBS EVENING NEWS1.076.7775.570
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT1.5881.0668.238
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America among the key news demo, and reaches over 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, The Nightly newsletter and social media platforms. The broadcast provides the latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to uncover how people’s lives are affected by the world around them. Lester Holt is the anchor, and was named the most-trusted television news personality in America, according to The Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult 2018 survey. Jennifer Suozzo is the executive producer.

NBC’S “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” IS PRIMETIME TELEVISION’S NO. 1 SHOW FOR UNPRECEDENTED EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

SNF No. 1 in Primetime in Viewership & HH Rating as TV Season Ends Tonight
NBC SNF Continues as Most Dominant Primetime Show in Average Viewership & HH Rating vs. Competition
SNF Recognized by Industry Peers for Production Excellence at Sports Emmy Awards Monday Night

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 22, 2019 – With the 2018-19 TV season wrapping up tonight, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finishes as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented eighth consecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen. Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the ninth consecutive TV season.

NBC Sunday Night Football posted a Total Audience Delivery average of 19.6 million viewers in 2018 – up 7% from the 2017 season (18.4 million), according to official live plus same data provided by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

In addition, on Monday night in New York at the Sports Emmy Awards for excellence in sports television production, Sunday Night Football became the first show ever to win 10 Sports Emmys in the Outstanding Live Sports Series category. SNF has earned the honor in 10 of the past 11 years.

“As an anchor of the strongest primetime lineup in TV, we are extremely proud that Sunday Night Football has extended this historic streak to eight years,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News. “This milestone is a testament to the hundreds of hard-working members of the SNF team, who are devoted to putting on a superb show each week. Moving forward under new NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua, we hope to continue this streak well into the future. We celebrate this accomplishment with the NFL and the millions of loyal viewers who tune in every Sunday.”
Most Consecutive Years, #1 Ranked Show in Primetime, Since 1950
8 years in a row – Sunday Night Football (2011-12 through 2018-19)
6 years in a rowAmerican Idol (2005-06 through 2010-11)
5 years in a rowThe Cosby Show (1985-86 through 1989-90)…tied Cheers in ‘89-90
5 years in a rowAll in the Family (1971-72 through 1975-76)
4 years in a rowGunsmoke (1957-58 through 1960-61)
SNF ONCE AGAIN POSTS MOST DOMINANT STANDING IN ITS HISTORY COMPARED TO PRIMETIME’S #2 SHOW 

Viewership
NBC Sunday Night Football averaged 19.3 million TV viewers in 2018, which topped the #2 primetime show (Thursday Night Football) by 35% -- marking the most dominant season in NBC SNF history (since 2006 debut). SNF also beat by 45% the top scripted comedy series (Big Bang Theory, 13.3 million live + same day viewers), and topped the most-watched scripted dramas by 59% (Game of Thrones and NCIS, 12.1 million).

Household Rating
SNF averaged an 11.0/21 household rating in posting the series’ largest-ever advantage (28%) over primetime’s #2 show (TNF). SNF also easily topped the highest-rated scripted series (Big Bang Theory), with a 38% margin.
Also notable from the 2018-19 TV season:
  • For the 2018-19 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (11.0 HH rating) and most-watched show (19.3 million TV-only viewers), and the No. 1 program among Adults 18-49 (6.1). (Nielsen Live + Same Day Data, 9/6/18-5/19/19; Regularly-Scheduled Series, Excludes Pre- and Post-Game Shows)
  • In each of its 13 seasons (2006-18), Sunday Night Football has averaged at least a 10.0 U.S. household rating (11.0 this season) and a 5.0 rating in the key Adult 18-49 demographic (6.1 this season). Among other primetime shows, only American Idol and Grey’s Anatomy have posted a 10.0 HH rating and a 5.0 demo rating more than twice in that 13-year stretch, and neither has done so since 2011. (Nielsen Live + Same Day Data, 9/6/18-5/19/19; Excludes Pre- and Post-Game Shows)
  • SNF’s eight-year run at the top marks the only eight times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.

DATELINE NBC WINS MAY SWEEP PERIOD, BEATS ABC’S 20/20 ACROSS THE BOARD

Tops "20/20" For Third Consecutive May Sweep
Grows In All Key Measurements Vs. February Sweep

May 21, 2019 – Dateline NBC is the #1 Friday newsmagazine during the May sweep period, beating ABC’s 20/20 across the board in all key measurements, including total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. This marks Dateline’s third consecutive May sweep win.

Dateline averages 3.8 million total viewers, topping ABC by +1.1 million (+41%). Among the A25-54 demo, Dateline averages 1.01 million viewers, +168,000 (+20%) more than ABC. 

The broadcast also notches 715,000 in A18-49, leading 20/20 by +138,000 (+24%). Additionally, Dateline posts across-the-board growth versus the prior sweep, while 20/20 loses viewers across the board since the February sweep.

Last week, Dateline expanded the franchise onto a new platform with its first-ever original podcast series, 13 Alibis, marking the beginning of the newsmagazine’s major push into podcasts. All seven episodes of 13 Alibis are now available for download and streaming on Apple Podcasts, which is currently #3 on the company's Top Podcasts Chart.
May Sweep Highlights:
  • Dateline averages 3.8 million total viewers, leading ABC’s 20/20 by +1.1 million (+41%).
  • Dateline averages 1.01 million A25-54 viewers, leading ABC by +168,000 (+20%).
  • Among A18-49, Dateline averages 715,000 viewers, topping ABC by138,000 (+24%).
  • The newsmagazine grew across-the-board versus the February sweep.
Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is now in its 27th season. Anchored by Lester Holt and featuring correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy, Dateline is the #1 most-watched Friday newsmagazine for the last two straight seasons and reaches millions of people every week through its broadcast and social media platforms. This year, the series will be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer. Follow Dateline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

NBC RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF MAY 6-12

Both Editions of “The Voice” and All Three “Chicago” Dramas Rank in the Top 15 Among Big 4 Primetime Programs in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 (Tie) & Every Key Adult-Female Demo and in Total Viewers Is the Closest It’s Been to #1 at This Point in the Season, Excluding Sports, in 16 Years
NBC Ties for the Monday Win in 18-49, Wins Outright in Total Viewers, "Voice" Is the Most-Watched Show of the Night, "Enemy Within" Stays Steady for a Sixth Straight Week
“The Voice” Scores Its Best Tuesday Rating Since April 16, "New Amsterdam" Hits Its High Since March 12, NBC Ties for the Tuesday Win
Wednesday’s "Chicago" Dramas Rule in Total Viewers Vs. the "Survivor" Finale, Winning 3 of 3 Hours; In 18-49, “Med” Delivers Its High Since March 27
Friday’s "Blacklist" Hits a Season High in Total Viewers, Scores As the #1 Big 4 Show of the Night in 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 21, 2019 — NBC has tied for #2 among the Big 4 networks in primetime results for the week of May 6-12 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. NBC also ranked #2 or tied for #2 among the Big 4 networks in every other key rating category.
Both Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” and all three of Wednesday’s “Chicago” dramas ranked among the week’s top 15 primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. In 18-49, Monday’s “Voice,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire” all tied for #9 and Tuesday’s “Voice” and “Chicago P.D.” tied for #13. Tuesday’s “New Amsterdam” season finale tied for #15 in 18-49.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 (tie) and all key adult-female demographics. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.533 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 759,000 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 34 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” May 13-19
CBS…0.9
NBC…0.7
ABC…0.7
Fox…0.5
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
CBS…6.5 million
NBC…4.5 million
ABC…3.8 million
Fox…1.9 million
CW…0.8 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.6
CBS…1.5
Fox…1.5
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…8.9 million
NBC…7.2 million
ABC…5.6 million
Fox…5.4 million
CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of May 13-19:
Monday
NBC tied for the Monday victory among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and won the night outright among those nets in total viewers and adults 25-54.
“The Voice” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) scored as the #1 show of the night in total viewers and adults 25-54 and won the two-hour 8-10 p.m. time period in both measures, topping ABC’s season premiere of “The Bachelorette” by +2.9 million viewers or +61% (7.7 million vs. 4.8 million). “Voice” increased its audience for a second week in a row (from 7.2 million on April 29 to 7.3 million on May 6 to 7.6 million on May 13), rising to the show’s most-watched episode since April 1 (8,5 million).
“The Enemy Within” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) delivered a steady 0.6 rating in 18-49 for a sixth consecutive week and tied for #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34 and men 18-34. 

Tuesday
NBC tied for #1 Tuesday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and won the night outright among those nets in adults 18-34.
“The Village” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers, while retaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6) and 99% in total viewers (3.840 million vs. 3.809 million).
“The Voice” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) delivered the show’s top Tuesday 18-49 and total-viewer results since an 8-9 p.m. telecast on April 16 (1.0 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall). ‘The Voice” won the time period in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, as well as all key adult-female demos.
The season finale of “New Amsterdam” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) scored the show’s 18-49 and total-viewer highs since March 12 (1.0 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall with a “This Is Us” lead-in), winning the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and other key demographics. “New Amsterdam” tied “The Voice” as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 nets in the women 18-34 demo. 

Wednesday
NBC won the night in total viewers, with “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” scoring as the #1-2 shows of the night. NBC’s Wednesday schedule of “Chicago” dramas has ranked as the #1 regular lineup among the Big 4 networks in total viewers on 20 of the 21 Wednesdays it’s aired so far this season.
“Chicago Med” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 most-watched show of the night and tied “Chicago Fire” as the #2 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49. The May 15 “Med” delivered the show’s highest 18-49 rating since March 27 (1.2) and won the hour among the Big 4 networks in total viewers, topping the opening hour of CBS’ “Survivor” finale. L+35+Digital: “Med” is growing by +116% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.22 to a 2.64).
“Chicago Fire” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) finished as the #2 show of the night in total viewers behind only “Chicago Med,” and also tied “Med” as the #2 program of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49. “Fire” equaled the show’s high 18-49 rating since March 27 (1.2) while finishing #1 in the hour among the Big 4 in total viewers, beating the second hour of the “Survivor” finale. L+35+Digital: “Fire” is increasing by +135% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.23 to a 2.89).
“Chicago P.D.” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) took the hour in total viewers and grew week to week by +11% in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.9) and +7% in total viewers (6.7 million vs. 6.3 million). The May 15 “P.D.” equaled the show’s 18-49 high since March 27 (1.1). L+35+Digital: “P.D.” has grown by +163% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.12 to a 2.95).

Thursday
In its regular timeslot, “Superstore” averaged a 0.6 rating in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET and then at 8:30, the season show’s finale (0.6 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% of its adult 18-49 lead-in from the 8 p.m. episode, despite competition from the concluding half-hour of CBS’ “Big Bang Theory” series finale. L+35+Digital: “Superstore” generates 44% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #3 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule, behind only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “A.P. Bio.”
The regular 9 p.m. telecast of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET, and at 9:30, the season finale (0.5 rating in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) retained 100% of its 18-49 lead-in from the 9 p.m. episode. L+35+Digital: “B99” derives 58% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule
The season finale of “Law & Order: SVU” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in women 18-49 and adults 18-34 and was #1 outright among those nets in the women 18-34 demographic. L+35+Digital: “SVU” is growing by +269% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.86 to a 3.17).

Friday
NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and ranked #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in every other key demographic.
The season finale of “The Blacklist” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 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. “Blacklist” ranked as the #1 show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. L+35+Digital: “Blacklist” is increasing by +200% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.55 to a 1.65).
“Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 4.0 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) won the two-hour 9-11 p.m. time period among the Big 4 nets in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. “Dateline” maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5) and 25-54 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and grew +12% in total viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.5 million). L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +50% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.58 to a 0.87) and +1.3 million viewers overall (3.4 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7. 

Sunday
NBC ranks #2 Sunday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
An encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET.
“Dateline NBC” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 1.0 in 25-54, 4.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) generated NBC’s top total-viewer result in the timeslot, excluding sports and major award shows, since Sept. 2, 2018 (4.390 million), despite competition this past Sunday from the finales of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and ABC’s “American Idol.” “Dateline” ranked #2 among the Big 4 networks in the competitive two-hour 8-10 p.m. timeslot in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.
“Good Girls” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) delivered its most-watched episode since April 14 (2.393 million). Despite facing competition this week from the finales of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and ABC’s “American Idol,” “Good Girls” grew +25% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4) and +18% in total viewers (2.350 million vs. 1.997 million). “Good Girls” is increasing by +97% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.58 to a 1.14) and +1.7 million viewers overall (2.4 million to 4.1 million) With the addition of 35-day linear and projected non-linear ratings, the “Good Girls” figure grows to a 2.44 in 18-49, quadrupling its L+SD 0.58. L+35+Digital: “Good Girls” derives 43% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage among NBC dramas.

NBC RATINGS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF MAY 13-17

“Tonight” Grows Week to Week, Leads in Adults 18-34 (Tie) and All Key Adult-Female Demos
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Delivers the Week in 18-49 & Leads the Season Over “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure

NEW YORK — May 21, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has averaged a 0.41 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.140 million viewers overall for the late-night ratings win for the week of May 13-17, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research, growing week to week by +5% in 18-49 (0.41 vs. 0.39) and +2% to a three-week high in total viewers (2.140 million vs. 2.093 million).

“Tonight” ranked #1 for the week among the 11:30 p.m. ET broadcast talk shows in adults 18-34 (tie) 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” and “Nightline” in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and other key measures.

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

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 13-17. 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” 0.41 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.42/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.29/2 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.21/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.21/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.17/2 *
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.140 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.144 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.607 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.103 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.190 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1. 241 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.678 million viewers *
* The Monday and Tuesday “Kimmel” telecasts were encores and are excluded from these averages. Friday’s “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores but are included. 

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.51 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.52/4
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,” 0.30/3
CBS “The 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,” 2.429 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.766 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.035 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.271 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.449 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.350 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.733 million viewers
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 13-17
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.14 (R) **
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.15 (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.39
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.31
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.461 million viewers (R) **
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.355 million viewers (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.757 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.589 million viewers
** Monday’s “Daily Show” was preempted.

NBC WINS THE SEPTEMBER-TO-MAY SEASON IN 18-49 FOR THE 5TH TIME IN 6 YEARS

With Three Nights Left to Count in the Traditional Season, NBC Has Clinched a #1 Finish in the Key 18-49 Demo; Wins the Season in All Programs, As Well As Entertainment Programs Only, Scripted Programs Only and Alternative Programs Only
In Total Viewers, NBC Is Delivering Its Most Competitive Season, Excluding Sports, Since 2002-03

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 21, 2019 — NBC has clinched first place for the traditional September-to-May season in primetime’s key demographic of adults 18-49, marking the network’s fifth win in six years. 

In total viewers, NBC ranks #2, and, excluding sports, is running the closest it’s been to first place at this point in the season in 16 years.

With three nights left to count in the traditional season, NBC is averaging a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49, versus a 1.5 for CBS, a 1.5 for Fox and a 1.2 for ABC, according to “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research through 34 completed weeks of the season. The traditional season ends this Wednesday, May 22. 

NBC’s primary focus remains the full 52-week season that ends in September, with NBC well-positioned to win that full season this year for a sixth year in a row in adults 18-49.
“Since taking on this role, our mantra has been stability without complacency. Winning the season for the fifth time in six years gives us the strong foundation we need to take some big swings in the future” said George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment. “It’s a mark of the underlying strength of our schedule that in a year with no Super Bowl, Olympics or ‘Thursday Night Football,’ we remained the network to beat, making us bullish about the season ahead.” 

For the conventional September-to-May season, NBC not only wins in adults 18-49 counting all programs, it also ranks #1 counting entertainment programming only, as well as scripted programs only and alternative programs only. 

Pacing NBC’s top-ranking regular lineup this season were broadcast television’s #1 primetime series in 18-49 and total viewers, “Sunday Night Football”; broadcast television’s #1 drama in 18-49, “This Is Us”; the #1 and #2 new scripted series in 18-49, “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam”; and the #1 alternative series in total viewers, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which is the most-watched new alternative series in since the launch of “Little Big Shots” in 2016. 

NBC’s lineup also excelled on Wednesday nights, where the “Chicago” dramas ranked #1 for the night in total viewers, marking the first time in 16 years NBC has ranked as Wednesday’s most-watched network. All three “Chicago” dramas are delivering their most-watched seasons ever. And on Thursday, NBC’s schedule continues to deliver some of the most critically acclaimed and most upscale comedies on television

In total viewers, NBC will finish the conventional September-to-May season ranking #2, and, excluding sports, is running within 1.533 million viewers of first place, the network’s most competitive finish among overall viewers, excluding sports, since trailing by 759,000 in 2002-03.

Among all programs, NBC has won the season not only in adults 18-49, but also ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in 18-34 (tie) and all key adult-female demographics. Excluding sports, NBC wins in adults 18-49 and is #1 or tied for #1 in adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-34 and all key adult-female demos. 

2018-19 Primetime Averages thru 34 Weeks, “Most Current”
Adult 18-49 Rating
NBC…1.6
CBS…1.5
Fox…1.5
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…8.9 million
NBC…7.2 million
ABC…5.6 million
Fox…5.4 million
CW…1.3 million

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Wins 177 Weeks in Key Demo, Best Streak in 6 Years
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Wednesday and Thursday
NEW YORK – May 21, 2019 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo, TODAY’s best demo streak in more than six years. Additionally, TODAY’s demo lead versus GMA hit a four-week high. TODAY also won in total viewers last Wednesday and Thursday.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY1.061,2800.729313,922
CBS THIS MORNING0.627480.415223,013
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.951,1500.607723,994

TODAY averaged 1.280 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming GMA by +130,000 (+11%) and CBS This Morning by +532,000 (+71%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 177 consecutive weeks (best streak in over six years) and 193 of the last 194 weeks
  • TODAY’s A25-54 advantages over the competition hit a four-week high
TODAY averaged 931,000 A18-49 viewers, +159,000 (+21%) ahead of GMA and +409,000 (+78%) higher than CBS
  • Week-over-week, TODAY was the only morning program to increase its A18-49 viewership (+3,000) and widened its advantage over GMA by 33% and CBS by 5%.
TODAY averaged 3.922 million total viewers topping CBS by +909,000 (+30%)
  • TODAY won both Wednesday and Thursday among total viewers
  • TODAY’s total viewer lead over CBS improved by 11% compared to the same week last season.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-5/19/2019)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is having its best total viewer lead over CBS season-to-date in three years
  • TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 22% vs. the same period last season (+904,000 vs. +743,000 last season)
  • Only 47,000 viewers separate TODAY and GMA, a margin of just 1%

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ TAKES THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF MAY 6-10

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Delivers the Week in 18-49 & Leads the Season Over “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure

NEW YORK — May 14, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has earned the late-night ratings win for the week of May 6-10 in adults 18-49 over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. Note that Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

“Tonight’s” 0.39 rating in adults 18-49 for the week outscored “Late Show’s” 0.35 and “Kimmel’s” 0.29. Fallon also led the week in adults 25-54 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” and “Nightline” in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and other key measures.

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

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 6-10. 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” 0.39 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.35/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.29/2 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.19/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.19/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.16/2 *
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.093 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.841 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.641 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.077 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.177 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.166 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.680 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” 0.51 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.52/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.39/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.25/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.31/3
CBS “The 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,” 2.436 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.765 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.046 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.274 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.452 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.351 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.734 million viewers
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 6-10
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.16
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.15
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.36
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.29
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.584 million viewers
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.347 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.727 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.573 million viewers

NBC TIES FOR #1 FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF MAY 6-12 IN 18-49

Both Editions of “The Voice” and All Three “Chicago” Dramas Rank in the Top 20 Among Big 4 Primetime Programs in 18-49
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 (Tie), Adults 18-34 (Tie) & Every Key Adult-Female Demo, And in Total Viewers Is the Closest It’s Been to #1 at This Point in the Season, Excluding Sports, in 16 Years
Monday’s "Voice" Ties as the #1 Big 4 Show of the Night, "Enemy Within" Ties for the 10 p.m. Win Among the ABC-CBS-NBC Dramas
On Tuesday, "Voice" & "New Amsterdam" Win at 9 & 10 p.m. in 18-49 and Both Maintain 100% Week to Week, NBC Ties for #1 for the Night
Wednesday’s "Chicago" Dramas Dominate in Total Viewers, "P.D." Wins at 10 by +2.2 Million, "Fire" at 9 by +3.2 Million, "Med" Is #1 for the Night
On Thursday, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Hits a Four-Week High, While an 8:30 "Superstore" Earns NBC's Best Timeslot Results Since February
"Blacklist" Matches the Show's Friday Season High in 18-49
On Saturday, Blues-Sharks Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Ranks #1 for the Night Among the Big 4 Nets in Every Key Demo

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 14, 2019 — NBC has tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in primetime results for the week of May 6-12 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. NBC also tied for the weeklong win in men and women 18-49, adults 18-34 and men 18-34.
Both Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” and all three of Wednesday’s “Chicago” dramas ranked among the top 20 primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. In 18-49, Monday’s “Voice” tied for #7, “Chicago Med” and “Fire” tied for #11 and Tuesday’s “Voice” and “Chicago P.D.” tied for #17.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 (tie) adults 18-34 (tie) and all key adult-female demographics. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.475 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 762,000 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 33 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” May 6-12
CBS…0.7
NBC…0.7
ABC…0.7
Fox…0.6
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
CBS…5.9 million
NBC…4.1 million
ABC…3.6 million
Fox…2.5 million
CW…0.8 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.6
CBS…1.5
Fox…1.5
ABC…1.3
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…8.9 million
NBC…7.3 million
ABC…5.6 million
Fox…5.4 million
CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of May 6-12:
Monday
NBC tied for the Monday victory among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and won the night outright in total viewers.
“The Voice” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) scored as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers and adults 25-54 and tied for #1 on those nets in adults 18-49. Week to week, “The Voice” grew in total viewers (7.3 million vs. 7.2 million).
“Live Plus 35 Day Plus Digital” Ratings: Monday’s “The Voice” has grown by +79% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.69 to a 3.02).
“The Enemy Within” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) delivered a steady 0.6 rating in 18-49 for a fifth consecutive week and grew week to week in total viewers (3.743 million vs. 3.677 million), while tying for #1 in the hour among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49. L+35+Digital: “Enemy Within” has increased by +209% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.80 to a 2.47).

Tuesday
NBC tied for #1 Tuesday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
“The Village” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot in total viewers and was #2 or tied for #2 among the Big 4 nets in all key adult-female demographics. L+7: “The Village” has increased by +59% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.68 to a 1.08) and +2.1 million viewers overall (4.2 million to 6.3 million).
“The Voice” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) won the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, as well as all key adult-female demos. On a night when only four Big 4 regular-slot shows maintained their full adult 18-49 rating of a week ago, “Voice” retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9) and 98% in total viewers (6.2 million vs. 6.3 million). The May 7 “Voice” built on its lead-in by +50% in 18-49 and +61% in total viewers. L+35+Digital: The Tuesday edition of “The Voice” has increased by +79% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.60 to a 2.86).
“New Amsterdam” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, and is #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in all key adult-female demographics. On a night when only four Big 4 regular-slot programs retained their full adult 18-49 rating of a week ago, “New Amsterdam” retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and 99% in total viewers (5.187 million vs. 5.240 million), to match the show’s 18-49 high since March 12 (1.0 with a “This Is Us” lead-in). L+7: “New Amsterdam” has grown by +110% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.10 to a 2.31) and more than +5.2 million viewers overall (6.0 million to 11.3 million) going from L+SD to L+7. The gain of +5.242 million viewers is the #4 biggest L+7 lift on television this season.

Wednesday
NBC won the night in total viewers, with “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire” scoring as the #1-2 shows of the night on those nets. NBC’s Wednesday schedule of “Chicago” dramas has ranked as the #1 regular lineup in total viewers on 19 of the 20 Wednesdays it’s aired so far this season, this week posting a total-viewer margin of victory of +2.0 million persons or +38% (7.3 million vs. 5.3 million for #2 CBS).
“Chicago Med” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) was the #1 most-watched show of the night on the Big 4 networks. Despite the prior week’s preemption, “Med” retained 100% in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0 on April 24) and 99% in total viewers (7.8 million vs. 7.9 million). L+35+Digital: “Med” is growing by +119% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.22 to a 2.67).
“Chicago Fire” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Med.” “Fire” tied for the timeslot victory among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and took the hour outright among those nets in adults, men and women 25-54 and total viewers, posting a total-viewer margin among those nets of +3.3 million persons or +74% (7.7 million persons vs. 4.4 million for CBS’ second-place “Amazing Race). L+35+Digital: “Fire” is increasing by +137% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.23 to a 2.91).
“Chicago P.D.” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key category, taking the hour by a +50% margin among those dramas in adults 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.6 for CBS’ second-place “SEAL Team”) and by +2.2 million persons or +52% in total viewers (6.3 million vs. 4.1 million for “SEAL Team”). L+35+Digital: “P.D.” has grown by +164% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.12 to a 2.96).

Thursday
“Superstore” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) matched what the show was averaging at the end of last season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8 from April 12-May 3, 2018) and total viewers (2.912 million vs. 2.917 million). L+35+Digital: “Superstore” generates 44% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #3 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule, behind only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “A.P. Bio.”
A special 8:30 telecast of “Superstore” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) generated NBC’s highest 18-49 and total-viewer results in the timeslot since Feb. 28 (1.1 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers with “The Titan Games”).
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) captured a four-week high in 18-49, the show’s best rating since April 11 (0.6), which equaled its top result since Feb. 28 (0.7), and delivered its most-watched episode since April 11 (1.9 million). Week to week, “B99” grew +20% in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and +11% in total viewers (1.8 million vs. 1.7 million). L+35+Digital: “B99” derives 58% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule.
“Abby’s” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) equaled its high 18-49 rating since April 4, retaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and 94% in total viewers (1.4 million vs. 1.5 million). L+7:“Abby’s” grows by +42% going from L+SD to L+7 rating in 18-49 (0.43 to 0.61) and +641,000 persons in total viewers (1.9 million to 2.5 million).
“Law & Order: SVU” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and all key adult-female demographics. L+35+Digital: “SVU” is growing by +270% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.86 to a 3.18).

Friday
“The Blacklist” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched the show’s season high for a Friday telecast in adults 18-49 and equaled NBC’s high in the timeslot since Nov. 23, 2018 (0.8 with holiday specials). “Blacklist” has now delivered a steady 0.6 with all five Friday 8 p.m. original telecasts so far this season. L+35+Digital: “Blacklist” is increasing by +204% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.55 to a 1.67).
“Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 newsmagazine of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 25-54 and total viewers and tied for #1 in adults 18-49. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +50% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.58 to a 0.87) and +1.3 million viewers overall (3.4 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7. 

Saturday
NBC Sports’ 8:06-11 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey, featuring the St. Louis Blues at the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final (0.6 rating in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall) ranked #1 among the Big 4 networks for the night in every key demographic (including a tie in women 25-54). 

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Wins 176 Weeks in Key Demo, Best Streak in 6 Years
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Comes Within Just 29k Viewers for the Week
TODAY Is the Only Morning Show to Post Year-to-Year Growth in Total Viewers
TODAY Posts Biggest Total Viewer Gain Week-Over-Week, Best Total Viewer Lead Over CBS in 10 Weeks 

NEW YORK – May 14, 2019 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 176 consecutive weeks in first place, TODAY’s best demo streak in more than six years. TODAY won in total viewers Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and came within just 29,000 viewers of GMA for the week.

TODAY is the only morning show to post total viewer growth versus a year ago, narrowing the total viewer gap with GMA by 80% and widening its lead over CBS by 33%. TODAY also posted the biggest total viewer gains week to week, its best total viewer lead over CBS in 10 weeks.

TODAY averaged 1.286 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming GMA by +98,000 (+8%) and CBS This Morning by +513,000 (+66%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 176 consecutive weeks (best streak in over six years) and 192 of the last 193 weeks
  • Vs. prior week, TODAY added +15,000 A25-54 viewers (gain of +1%)
TODAY averaged 928,000 A18-49 viewers, +120,000 (+15%) ahead of GMA and +391,000 (+73%) higher than CBS
  • Vs. prior year, TODAY increased its A18-49 lead over GMA by 29% and CBS by 3%
  • Vs. prior week, TODAY added the most A18-49 viewers (+12,000, or +1%) and increased its A18-49 lead over ABC by 3% and CBS by 1%.
TODAY averaged 4.071 million total viewers, topping CBS by +947,000 (+28%)
  • TODAY won three mornings among total viewers (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • TODAY was the only program to post a gain in total viewers (+2%, or +92,000) vs. prior year, closing the gap with GMA by 80% and widening its lead over CBS by 33%.
  • Week-over-week, TODAY also saw the biggest viewership increase (+168,000, or +4%), narrowed the gap with GMA by 69%, and posted an 11% higher lead vs. CBS.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-5/12/2019)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is having its best total viewer lead over CBS season-to-date in three years
o TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 22% vs. the same period last season (+904,000 vs. +743,000 last season)

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS THE WEEK AGAIN

#1 in Key A25-54 and A18-49 Demos with Biggest Year-Over-Year Growth
Continues to Lead ABC and CBS in Both Demos Season-to-Date

May 14, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched newscast for the week of May 6, winning the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos, according to Nielsen Media Research. Nightly News also posts the biggest year-over-year growth and is #1 season-to-date in both demos.

Nightly News averages 1.610 million viewers among the A25-54 demo most valued by advertisers, and is up the most among the newscasts compared to the same time last year (+4%). The broadcast tops CBS by +465,000 and ABC by +23,000. 

Among the younger A18-49 demo, NBC averages 1.089 million viewers, beating CBS by +282,000 and ABC by +23,000, and posts the biggest increases compared to the prior year (+6%).

Holt just sat down for interviews with director Ava DuVarney and all five of the men labeled as the “Central Park Five” for Nightly News’ “Justice for All” series ahead of the Netflix series about their wrongful convictions. And last week, Nightly News featured a broadcast exclusive interview with Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who said he believed Mark Zuckerberg had become “extremely powerful because he has no boss.”
Week of 5/6/19:
Nightly News ranks #1 in A25-54
  • Nightly averaged 1.610 million A25-54 viewers, ahead of ABC by +23,000 (+1%) and leading CBS by +465,000 (+41%)
  • Nightly saw the greatest growth vs. year ago in the 3NET average
  • Vs. prior year, Nightly viewership was up +69,000 (+4%); ABC was up +3% and CBS was down -0.4%
Nightly News ranks #1 A18-49
  • Nightly averaged 1.089 million A18-49 viewers, leading ABC by +23,000 (+2%) and ahead of CBS by +282,000 (+35%)
  • Nightly saw the greatest growth vs. year ago in the 3NET average
  • Vs. prior year, Nightly saw a viewership increase (+59,000 or +6%) compared to ABC up +5% and CBS down +4%
Week of 5/16/19:
ProgramP25-54
Imps
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS1.6101.0897.486
CBS EVENING NEWS1.145.8075.632
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT1.5871.0668.186
2018-2019 Season-to-Date
Nightly News is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
  • Among A25-54 viewers, Nightly leads ABC by +34,000 (+2%) and CBS by +585,000 (+46%)
  • Nightly is #1 among A25-54 viewers at this point of the season for the 11th consecutive season
  • Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly leads ABC by +37,000 (+3%) and CBS by +353,000 (+39%)
  • Nightly is #1 among A18-49 viewers at this point of the season for the 23rd consecutive season
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America among the key A25-54 news demo, and reaches over 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, The Nightly newsletter and social media platforms. The broadcast provides the latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to uncover how people’s lives are affected by the world around them. Lester Holt is the anchor, and was named the most-trusted television news personality in America, according to The Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult 2018 survey. Jennifer Suozzo is the executive producer.

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE WEEK OF APRIL 29-MAY 3 IN 18-49, EQUALS ITS BIGGEST RATING-POINT MARGIN SINCE NOVEMBER

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Delivers the Week in 18-49 & Leads the Season Over “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure

NEW YORK — May 7, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of April 29-May 3 in adults 18-49 by a margin of +0.07 of a rating point over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. Note that a Friday “Tonight” encore is excluded from these averages and a Friday “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rebroadcast is included.

This ties the biggest rating-point advantage for “Tonight” over a week of Colbert originals since Nov. 19-23, 2018 (0.77 vs. 0.43, +0.34 of a rating point), Thanksgiving Week, when NBC benefited from a high-rated overrun of a primetime NFL football game that Thursday. Excluding weeks of big NFL boosts, this ties Fallon’s biggest margin since Sept. 17-21, 2018 (0.50 vs. 0.35, +0.15).

Leading "Tonight's" strong week was a 0.54 rating in 18-49 on Wednesday, May 1, the night NBC telecast the "2019 Billboard Music Awards" in primetime. It was the top-rated "Tonight" since Feb. 26 (0.56), the night of the "Voice 16" Tuesday premiere. The May 1 editon featured Alexander Skarsgård, Sebastian Stan and musical guest Fontaines D.C.

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “Nightline” in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and most other key measures.

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

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 29-May 3. 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” 0.44 rating, 3 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.37/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.31/2 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.22/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.25/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.20/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.17/2 *
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.089 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.984 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.666 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.074 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.188 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.241 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.702 million viewers *
* Friday’s “”Tonight,” ”Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores, and the “Tonight” encore is exclude from these averages.
SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.51 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.53/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.39/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.25/2
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,” 0.17/2
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.442 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.802 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.062 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.279 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.463 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.358 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.736 million viewers
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF APRIL 29-MAY 3
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.18
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.15
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.36
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.29
Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.654 million viewers
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.343 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.709 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.559 million viewers

NBC TIES FOR #1 FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF APRIL 29-MAY 5 IN 18-49

Wednesday’s “Billboard Music Awards” Is the #1 Entertainment Telecast on the Broadcast Networks in 18-49
“The Voice” and Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Tie for #7 Among Big 4 Primetime Programs in the Demo; “Superstore” Also Posts a Top-20 Score
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 (Tie), Adults 18-34 (Tie) & Every Key Adult-Female Demo and in Total Viewers Is the Closest It’s Been to #1 at This Point in the Season, Excluding Sports, in 16 Years
Monday’s "Voice" Is the #1 Big Show of the Night, "Enemy Within" Captures Its 4th Straight 0.6 to Tie for the 10 p.m. Win Among the ABC-CBS-NBC Dramas
"The Village" Matches Its High Since Its March 19 Premiere, "Voice" & "New Amsterdam" Maintain 100% Week to Week, Rank #1 at 9 & 10 p.m.
"Billboard Music Awards" Generate NBC's Top In-Season Wednesday, Excluding Olympics, Since Dec. 2016 While Growing Year to Year in Total Viewers
On Thursday, "Superstore" Increases By+29% Week to Week to Match Its High Since March 2018, "A.P. Bio," "Abby's" & "SVU" Also Grow
"Blacklist" Matches the Show's Friday Season High in 18-49
On Saturday, Blue Jackets-Bruins NHL Hockey Is the #2 Most-Watched Non-Finals Stanley Cup Playoff Telecast on Record
Sunday’s "World of Dance" Season Finale Hits a Seven-Week High in Total Viewers 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 7, 2019 — NBC has tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in primetime results for the week of April 29-May 5 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. NBC also tied for the weeklong win in adults 18-34 and adults 25-54 and led the week outright in all key adult-female demos. 

Excluding sports, NBC won the week outright among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and was #1 outright in all other key demos except men 25-54, where it tied for #1.

Wednesday’s “Billboard Music Awards” on NBC was the #2 primetime telecast of the week on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox and was the #1 entertainment program on those nets. Monday’s “The Voice” and Saturday’s Blue Jackets-Bruins NHL Stanley Cup Playoff hockey tied for #7 and “Superstore” and Tuesday’s “Voice” tied for #17.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 (tie) adults 18-34 (tie) and all key adult-female demographics. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.483 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 706,000 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 32 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” April 29-May 5
NBC…0.9
ABC…0.9
CBS…0.7
Fox…0.7
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
CBS…6.0 million
ABC…4.6 million
NBC…4.5 million
Fox…2.6 million
CW…0.7 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.6
Fox…1.5
CBS…1.5
ABC…1.3
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…9.0 million
NBC…7.3 million
ABC…5.7 million
Fox…5.5 million
CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of April 29-May 5:
Monday
NBC tied for the Monday win among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and won the night outright among those nets in adults 25-54 and total viewers.
“The Voice” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) scored as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54 and most other key categories.
“Live Plus 35 Day Plus Digital” Ratings: Monday’s “The Voice” has grown by +77% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.71 to a 3.02).
“The Enemy Within” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the hour among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, delivering a steady 0.6 rating in 18-49 for a fourth consecutive week. L+35+Digital: “Enemy Within” has increased by +198% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.83 to a 2.47).

Tuesday
“The Village” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched its 18-49 high since the show’s March 19 series premiere (0.8 with a “This Is Us” lead-in) delivered its most-watched episode since that March 19 debut (4.8 million). “Village” increased its audience for a second straight week (from 3.8 million at 9 p.m. on April 16 to 4.1 million on April 23 to 4.3 million on April 30) and this week ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers.
“The Voice” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the time period in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 outright among those nets in adults 25-54 and adults 18-34. Week to week, “Voice” retained 100% in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9) and grew in total viewers (6.331 million vs. 6.315 million).
“New Amsterdam” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, maintaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8), while growing +9% in 25-54 (1.2 vs. 1.1) and +1% in total viewers (5.240 million vs. 5.175 million). “New Amsterdam” equaled its 18-49 high since March 12 (1.0 with a “This Is Us” lead-in) and delivered its most-watched episode since that same date (6.0 million).

Wednesday
NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54 and all other key ratings measures.
The “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by Kelly Clarkson (2.1 rating in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) delivered NBC’s top-rated in-season Wednesday in 18-49, excluding Olympics, since Dec. 7, 2016 (2.3, “Hairspray Live!”), jumping +110% above NBC’s Wednesday season average in 18-49 (2.1 vs. 1.0, L+SD) and is up +1.5 million persons or +23% in total viewers (8.003 million vs. 6.503 million). Versus the 2018 telecast, this year’s “BBMAs” grew +2% versus last year in total viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.9 million), despite moving from Sunday to Wednesday this year and not benefiting from additional viewership from an encore showing in the Western U.S. The “Billboard” event ranks as the top-rated Big 4 entertainment telecast on any night of the week in 18-49 in seven weeks, since March 12 (2.4 for the “Bachelorette” season finale), and delivered a +110% margin of victory for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox (2.1 vs. 1.0 each for CBS and Fox).

Thursday
“Superstore” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) jumped +0.2 of a point or +29% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.7) and +2% in total viewers (3.005 million vs. 2.953 million), to equal the show’s top 18-49 rating since March 22, 2018 (1.1 in 18-49). Versus the same night last year, “Superstore” was up +13% in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.8 in the same timeslot on May 3, 2018) and +1% in total viewers (3.005 million vs. 2.969 million). L+35+Digital: “Superstore” generates 44% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #3 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule, behind only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “A.P. Bio.”
“A.P. Bio” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) equaled its season high in 18-49, increasing by +0.1 of a point or +25% week to week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4) and +8% in total viewers (1.8 million vs. 1.7 million). L+35+Digital: “A.P. Bio” generates 46% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #2 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule, behind only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5) and +98% in total viewers (1.654 million vs. 1.694 million). L+35+Digital: “B99” derives 58% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule.
“Abby’s” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) increased by +0.1 of a point or +33% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and +1% in total viewers (1.489 million vs. 1.469 million). In its sixth week , “Abby’s” ated within 0.1 of the show’s March 28 series premiere in 18-49 (0.5). L+7+Digital: “Abby’s” generates 27% of its L+7+digital 18-49 rating from digital sources.
“Law & Order: SVU” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and ABC dramas in adults 18-49, growing +14% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and +9% in total viewers (3.915 million vs. 3.625 million) to equal the show’s 18-49 high since Feb. 21 (0.9). L+35+Digital: “SVU” is growing by +266% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.87 to a 3.18).

Friday
“The Blacklist” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched the show’s season high for a Friday telecast in adults 18-49, while delivering its most-watched episode since Feb. 22 (4.341 million) and second most watched of the season. “Blacklist” also equaled NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the timeslot since Nov. 23, 2018 (0.8 with holiday specials). L+35+Digital: “Blacklist” is increasing by +204% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.55 to a 1.67
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 0.9 in adults 25-54, 3.7 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 newsmagazine of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers ahead of ABC’s “ScreenTime – Diane Sawyer Reporting” and “20/20.” “Dateline” maintained 100% of the previous week’s 10-11 p.m. telecast in adult 18-49 rating (0.6 vs. 0.6) and adult 25-54 rating (0.9 vs. 0.9). L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +50% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.58 to a 0.87) and +1.3 million viewers overall (3.4 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7. 

Saturday
NBC Sports’ 7:27-10:10 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey, featuring the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins (1.2 rating in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) averaged a Total Audience Delivery (including digital platforms) of 4.618 million viewers in primetime on NBC, making it the second-most watched non-Stanley Cup Final NHL game on record (since 1993). The game trails only Game 7 of the 2015 Western Conference Final between Chicago and Anaheim (4.636 million). Viewership for the May 4 Columbus-Boston Game 5 was up +7% vs. last year’s Pittsburgh-Washington Game 5 (4.318 million), which also followed Kentucky Derby coverage. The Columbus market delivered a 15.2 local household rating for Game 5, NBC Sports’ highest rating on record for an NHL game in that market. Boston scored a 15.1 rating. 

Sunday
An encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET.
The third season finale of “World of Dance” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) delivered a seven-week high in total viewers, with its biggest audience since March 17 (3.7 million), and equaled the show’s top 18-49 rating since its regular-slot season debut on March 3 (1.0). “World” retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and grew +5% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 3.4 million). L+35+Digital: “World Dance” generates 22% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage among NBC alternative series.
“Good Girls” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in the women 18-34 demographic. L+7: “Good Girls” is increasing by +93% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.59 to a 1.14) and +1.7 million viewers overall (2.4 million to 4.1 million). With the addition of 35-day linear and projected non-linear ratings, the “Good Girls” figure grows to a 2.48 in 18-49, a +315% increase versus its L+SD 0.40. L+35+Digital: “Good Girls” derives 43% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage among NBC dramas.

TODAY IS #1 FOR 175 WEEKS STRAIGHT

TODAY Wins 175 Weeks in Key Demo, Best Streak in 6 Years
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Monday and Friday

NEW YORK – May 7, 2019 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 175 consecutive weeks in first place, TODAY’s best demo streak in more than six years. TODAY also won in total viewers last Monday and Friday.

TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
TODAY averaged 1.271 million A25-54 viewers, outperforming GMA by +111,000 (+10%) and CBS This Morning by +511,000 (+67%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 175 consecutive weeks (best streak in over six years) and 191 of the last 192 weeks
  • Vs. prior year, TODAY’s A25-54 viewership was down -9% (-126,000) vs. GMA and CBS also both down -9%
  • Vs. prior week, TODAY was mostly flat (-4,000) vs. GMA +1% and CBS -6%. TODAY’s A25-54 lead vs. CBS was 9% higher than prior week.
TODAY averaged 916,000 A18-49 viewers, +116,000 (+15%) ahead of GMA and +387,000 (+73%) higher than CBS
  • Vs. prior week, TODAY added the most A18-49 viewers (+6,000, or +1%) and increased its A18-49 lead over ABC by 4% and CBS by 8%.
TODAY averaged 3.903 million total viewers leading CBS by +855,000 (+28%)
  • TODAY won two mornings among total viewers (Monday and Friday)
  • Vs. prior year, TODAY increased its total viewers lead over CBS by 5%.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-5/5/2019)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is having its biggest season-to-date total viewer lead over CBS in three years
o TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 22% vs. the same period last season (+903,000 vs. +742,000 last season)

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS THE WEEK

#1 in Both Key A25-54 and A18-49 Demos, Grows Year-Over-Year Across the Board
Only Newscast to Post Week-Over-Week Demo Gains
Tops ABC and CBS in Demos Season-to-Date

May 7, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched newscast for the week of April 29, leading in both the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos, according to Nielsen Media Research. Nightly News also posts growth in both demos year over year and is the only evening newscast to increase week-over-week across the board.

Nightly News averages 1.661 million among the A25-54 demo most valued by advertisers, topping CBS by +589,000 (+55%) and ABC by +22,000 (+1%). Compared to the prior week, the program is up 7% while both CBS and ABC are down, and versus the previous year, Nightly News is up 2%.

Among the younger A18-49 demo, NBC averages 1.142 million, surpassing CBS by +358,000 (+46%) and ABC by +42,000 (+4%). Nightly News is again the only evening newscast to improve week over week, up 11%, while CBS and ABC are both down. Compared to the previous year, Nightly is up the most with 9%.

Nightly News also continues at #1 season-to-date among both demos, beating CBS by +589,000 (+47%) and ABC by +34,000 (+2%).

Last week, Nightly News featured an interview with the parents of detained freelance journalist Austin Tice on World Press Freedom Day. Additionally, Holt spoke with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the United States’ position on the chaos in Venezuela.

Week of 4/29/19
Nightly News ranked #1 in A25-54
  • Averaged 1.661 million A25-54 viewers, ahead of ABC by +22,000 (+1%) and leading CBS by +589,000 (+55%)
  • Vs. prior week, Nightly’s demo viewership was up +108,000 (+7%) while ABC was down -3% and CBS was down -2%
  • Vs. prior year, Nightly viewership was up +34,000 (+2%); ABC was up +6% and CBS was down -7%
Nightly News ranked #1 A18-49
  • Averaged 1.142 million A18-49 viewers, leading ABC by +42,000 (+4%) and ahead of CBS by +358,000 (+46%)
  • Vs. prior week, Nightly increased in viewership (+110,000 or +11%); ABC was down -1% and CBS was down -3%
  • Vs. prior year, Nightly saw a viewership increase (+97,000 or +9%) compared to ABC up +6% and CBS down -3%
2018-2019 Season-to-Date
Nightly News is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
  • Among A25-54 viewers, Nightly leads ABC by +34,000 (+2%) and CBS by +589,000 (+47%)
  • Nightly is #1 among A25-54 viewers at this point of the season for the 11th consecutive season
  • Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly leads ABC by +38,000 (+3%) and CBS by +356,000 (+39%)
  • Nightly is #1 among A18-49 viewers at this point of the season for the 23rd consecutive season
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NBC NIGHTLY NEWS1.381.6610.891.1427.607
CBS EVENING NEWS0.891.0720.61.7845.689
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT1.361.6390.851.1008.421
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America among the key news demo, and reaches over 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, The Nightly newsletter and social media platforms. The broadcast provides the latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to uncover how people’s lives are affected by the world around them. Lester Holt is the anchor, and was named the most-trusted television news personality in America, according to The Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult 2018 survey. Jennifer Suozzo is the executive producer.

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