Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NBC Ratings - July 2019

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ ENCORES WIN THE WEEK OF JULY 8-12 IN 18-49, DEFEATS ORIGNAL ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE’ TELECASTS

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 — July 16, 2019 — Encore telecasts of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” won the week of July 8-12 in adults 18-49 and most other key demographics over original telecasts of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and repeats of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“Tonight’s” 0.34 rating in adults 18-49 for the encore week outscored the 0.33 for “Kimmel” originals and a 0.21 for “Late Show” encores.

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” encores topped CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” rebroadcasts in adults 18-49 by a +29% margin (with a 0.18 rating vs. a 0.14). 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 July 8-12. 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” 0.34 rating, 3 share (R)
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.33/3 *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.21/2 (R)

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.20/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.18/2 (R)
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.14/2 (R)

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.11/1 (R)
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.744 million viewers (R)
CBS “Late Show,” 1.873 million viewers (R)
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.884 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.130 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.913 million viewers (R)
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.885 million viewers (R)

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.541 million viewers (R)

* Friday episode was an encore.
SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.50 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.51/4
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,” 0.30/3
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,” 2.408 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.758 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.028 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.264 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.439 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.344 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.720 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JULY 8-12
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.16 (R)
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.14
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.28
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.22

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.493 million viewers (R) **
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.339 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.532 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.422 million viewers

NBC WINS THE WEEK OF JULY 8-14 IN TOTAL VIEWERS AS ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ OUTSCORES BASEBALL’S ALL-STAR GAME AS THE #1 MOST-WATCHED SHOW OF THE WEEK

NBC Has Three Shows in the Top 10 in 18-49, Including Summer’s #1 New Alternative Series, “Bring the Funny”
“Talent” Has Ranked as the #1 Entertainment Show in Total Viewers Every Week This Summer
Excluding Sports, NBC Has the Biggest 18-49 Lead for Any Network at This Point in the Season in 7 Years and Is Running the Closest It’s Been to #1 in Total Viewers in 16 Years
Monday’s “Ninja Warrior” Matches Its Monday Season High, Grows +13% Week to Week, “Dateline” Is Up +17%
Tuesday’s “Bring the Funny” Is the Top Summer Alternative Debut Since June 2017, “Talent” Beats Baseball’s All-Star Game in Viewers
On Wednesday, an “Ellen’s” Encore Beats a “Love Island” Original, a “Songland” Rebroadcast Gains +67% Week to Week While “InBetween” Grows +33%
NBC Wins Friday in 18-49, “Dateline” and a “Ninja Warrior” Encore Are the #1 and #2 Programs of the Big 4 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 16, 2019 — Despite Fox hosting the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, NBC has finished #1 for the primetime ratings week of July 8-14 in total viewers among the Big 4 networks, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. 

Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” was the #1 program of the week at 8-10 p.m. in total viewers and #2 in 18-49 against all Big 4 network competition. The premiere of “Bring the Funny” at 10 p.m. placed #4 in 18-49 and #5 in total viewers.
“Talent” has ruled as the week’s #1 entertainment show in total viewers every week so far this summer.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and is #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 25-54 and all key adult-female demos. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.239 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 605,000 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 42 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” July 8-14
Fox…0.7
NBC…0.6
ABC…0.6
CBS…0.5
CW…0.2

Total Viewers
NBC…3.6 million
CBS…3.0 million
ABC…3.2 million
Fox…3.1 million
CW…0.7 million

Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.5
CBS…1.4
Fox…1.3
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4

Total Viewers
CBS…8.2 million
NBC…6.8 million
ABC…5.5 million
Fox…4.9 million
CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of July 8-14:
Monday
“American Ninja Warrior” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) grew +13% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.8) to equal the show’s Monday high in 18-49 this season and match its high 18-49 rating on any night since its season premiere Wednesday, May 29 (1.0).
“Live Plus 35 Day Plus Digital” Ratings: The “American Ninja Warrior” season debut increased by +183% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing, growing all the way to a 2.84 rating, while adding +7.8 million viewers, increasing to 12.6 million persons in L+35+Digital.
“Dateline NBC” (0.7 rating in adults 18-49, 1.0 in adults 25-54, 3.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54, growing +17% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and maintaining 100% in adults 25-54 (1.0 vs. 1.0).

Tuesday
NBC is the #1 network Tuesday night in total viewers and all key adult-female demographics, pending updates, and is the #1 non-sports network in every other key measure.
“America’s Got Talent” (1.5 rating in 18-49, 9.8 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) beat the Baseball All-Star Game to rank as the #1 show of the night in total viewers and all key adult-female demographics. “Talent” also outrated CBS’ 8-9:30 debut of “Love Island” by +150% in 18-49 (1.5 from 8-10 p.m. vs. 0.6 from 8-9:30) and +7.2 million viewers overall (9.8 million vs. 2.6 million). L+35+Digital: The “America’s Got Talent” season premiere grew by +159% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing, growing all the way to a 4.30 rating, while adding +9.5 million viewers, increasing to 19.2 million persons in L+35+Digital.
The series premiere of “Bring the Funny” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) scored the highest rating for a summer alternative series debut on the Big 4 networks since June 11, 2017 and delivered the most-watched summer series debut on those nets, alternative or otherwise, since June 21, 2017. “Funny” also generated the highest 18-49 and total-viewer results for any telecast of any new series on the Big 4 so far this summer. “Funny” scored NBC’s best 18-49 rating in the timeslot with regular programming since Oct. 30, 2019 (1.3). 

Wednesday
An encore “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) original competition in the timeslot from CBS’ “Love Island” and by +35% in total viewers (3.493 million vs. 2.588 million) while tying it in 18-49 rating (0.6 vs. 0.6). “Games” grew +20% versus the prior week’s rebroadcast in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and +30% in total viewers (3.493 million vs. 2.683 million).
A 9 p.m. rebroadcast of “Songland” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) jumped +67% versus the previous week’s encore in this time period in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.3) and +26% in total viewers (2.010 million vs. 1.589 million), to tie Fox’s original “First Responders Live” in the timeslot in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5).
“The InBetween” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew by +33% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and +10% in total viewers (2.3 million vs. 2.1 million) to equal the show’s high rating since June 5 in 18-49 (0.5). L+35+Digital: The “InBetween” season premiere increased by +151% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing, growing to a 1.43 rating, while adding +3.3 million viewers, increasing to 7.0 million persons in L+35+Digital.

Thursday
An encore of “The Wall” (0.5 in 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) easily beats CBS’ original “Love Island” in total viewers by +34% (3.4 million vs. 2.5 million). Combined with the episode’s original run, total viewers have now grown to 7.8 million.
“Hollywood Game Night” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) topped rival alternative programming in the timeslot, “Family Food Fight” (2.3 million) and “Spin the Wheel” (2.7 million). The episode grew +20% in 18-49 versus its prior original in 18-49 and +31% in total viewers. Excluding live events, “HGN” scored NBC’s top total-viewer result in the timeslot since April 4 and equals the network’s best 18-49 rating since that same date.
A rebroadcast of “Law & Order: SVU” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall) tied for #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC versus the original dramas “Elementary” and “Reef Break.” L+35+Digital: This past season, “SVU” grew by +263% in 18-49 to a 3.12 rating going from next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens to “live plus 35 day plus digital” results, and grew by +5.9 million persons to 10.0 million total viewers.

Friday
NBC won the night in 18-49 with an encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m.) dominating its timeslot competition, including CBS’ original series “Love Island” in the 8 o’clock hour.
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m.) was the #1 show of the night in 18-49 and doubled its timeslot competition – “Blue Bloods” and “20/20.”

Sunday
An encore of “America’s Got Talent” in the 7-9 p.m. timeslot increased the 18-49 for the episode to 2.4 and total viewers to 14.6 million.
From 9-10 p.m., an encore of the premiere episode of “Bring the Funny” saw the its combined 18-49 rise to 2.0 and total viewers to 9.3 million.

TODAY IS #1 FOR 185 STRAIGHT WEEKS

TODAY Wins 185 Weeks in Key Demo, Best Streak in Nearly 7 Years, A Feat No Other Morning Show Has Accomplished
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Monday and Wednesday
TODAY Cuts Total Viewer Gap with GMA by Half Vs. Last Year

NEW YORK – July 16, 2019 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 185 consecutive weeks in first place, TODAY’s best demo streak in nearly seven years. No other morning news show has been number one in the demo for as long a streak. TODAY also won in total viewers last Monday and Wednesday. Versus the same week last year, TODAY closed the viewer gap with GMA by 52%.
Season to date, TODAY is posting its largest total viewer lead over CBS in three years. Additionally, just 55,000 total viewers separate TODAY and GMA.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY0.841,0100.577283,450
CBS THIS MORNING0.586970.374822,721
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.809690.516573,533
TODAY averaged 1.010 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +41,000 (+4%) and CBS This Morning by +313,000 (+45%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 185 consecutive weeks (best streak in almost seven years) and 201 of the last 202 weeks
TODAY averaged 728,000 A18-49 viewers, +71,000 (+11%) ahead of GMA and +246,000 (+51%) higher than CBS
TODAY averaged 3.450 million total viewers, -83,000 behind GMA and +729,000 (+27%) more than CBS
  • TODAY ranked #1 in total viewers on Monday and Tuesday
  • TODAY’s total viewer lead over CBS was 5% higher than prior week.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-7/14/2019)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is seeing its largest total viewer lead over CBS season-to-date in three years
  • TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 20% vs. the same period last season (+888,000 vs. +738,000 last season)
  • Only 55,000 viewers separate TODAY and GMA, which is 8% narrower than the same point last season

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ DOMINATES THE ENCORE WEEK OF JULY 1-5 IN 18-49

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 — July 10, 2019 — Encore telecasts of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have dominated the holiday ratings week of July 1-5, winning in adults 18-49 and most other key demographics over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“Tonight’s” 0.32 rating in adults 18-49 for the encore week outscored the 0.25 for “Kimmel” rebroadcasts by a +28% margin and the 0.23 of “Late Show’s” encores by +39%.
Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” encores topped CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” rebroadcasts in adults 18-49 by a +29% margin (with a 0.18 rating vs. a 0.14). 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 July 1-5. 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” 0.32 rating, 2 share (R)
CBS “Late Show,” 0.23/2 (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.25/2 (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.19/2 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.18/2 (R)
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.14/1 (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.12/2 (R)
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.720 million viewers (R)
CBS “Late Show,” 1.956 million viewers (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.459 million viewers (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.046 million viewers *


12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.885 million viewers (R)
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.926 million viewers (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.522 million viewers (R)

* Thursday and Friday ABC and CBS telecasts are excluded from these averages due to the July 4 holiday.
SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.50 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.51/4
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,” 0.30/3
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,” 2.404 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.741 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.032 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.266 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.432 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.344 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.720 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JULY 1-5
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.12 (R) **
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.13 (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.24
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.20

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.320 million viewers (R) **
TB S, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.320 million viewers (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.468 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.363 million viewers

** “The Daily Show” was preempted on Wednesday and Thursday.

NBC WINS THE WEEK OF JULY 1-7 IN 18-49 & TOTAL VIEWERS, A ‘TALENT’ RECAP IS #1 MOST-WATCHED, ‘MACY’S’ #3, ‘NINJA’ #7

In Adults 18-49, Two Encore Editions of “AGT,” Two “Macy’s 4th of July” Telecasts, Plus “Ninja Warrior,” “Songland” & “Dateline” All Make the Top 15
Season to Date, NBC Is Running #1 in Adults 18-49 and Is #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 25-54, Adults 18-34, Men 25-54 & Every Key Adult-Female Demo
Excluding Sports, NBC Is Running the Closest It’s Been to #1 in Total Viewers in 16 Years
Monday’s "Ninja Warrior" & "Dateline" Grow Week to Week in Total Viewers, Maintain 100% in 18-49
On Tuesday, A “Talent” Encore Tops Its Year-Ago Audience, “Songland” Sweeps the 10 p.m. Hour
"Macy's Fireworks Spectacular" Doubles the #2 Big 4 Show in the Slot in Total Viewers and Triples #2 in 18-49
NBC Wins Friday in 18-49, "Dateline" and a "Ninja Warrior" Encore Tie as the #1 Big 4 Show of the Night

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 10, 2019 —NBC has finished #1 for the primetime ratings week of July 1-7 in adults 18-49 and total viewers and is #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in most other key measure, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. 

In total viewers, Tuesday’s encore recap of “America’s Got Talent” is #1 for the week, with Thursday’s 8-10 p.m. “Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” #3 and Monday’s “American Ninja Warrior” #7.

In adults 18-49, NBC place seven shows among the top 15 primetime telecasts of the week: the Tuesday “AGT” recap (tied for #4), Thursday’s 8-10 p.m. “Macy’s” coverage (tied for #6), “Ninja Warrior” (tied for #8), “Songland” and a 10-11 p.m.”Macy’s” recap (tied for #10) and Monday’s “Dateline NBC” and a Sunday “AGT” encore (tied for #12).

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and is #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 25-54 and all key adult-female demos. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.266 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 621,000 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 41 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” July 1-7
NBC…0.6
ABC…0.5
CBS…0.4
Fox…0.4
CW…0.1

Total Viewers
NBC…3.5 million
CBS…3.4 million
ABC…2.8 million
Fox…1.6 million
CW…0.6 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.5
CBS…1.4
Fox…1.4
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…8.3 million
NBC…6.9 million
ABC…5.5 million
Fox…4.9 million
CW…1.3 million


NBC highlights for the week of July 1-7:
Monday
“American Ninja Warrior” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and grew +2% in total viewers (4.749 million vs. 4.669 million), to rank the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
“Live Plus Seven Day Plus Digital” Ratings: Within just seven days, across linear and digital platforms, “American Ninja Warrior” has been growing this summer by +96% in adults 18-49 and +3.7 million viewers overall versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens to a 1.85 rating in 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers overall
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in adults 18-49, 1.0 in adults 25-54, 3.9 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 ranked #1 outright in adults 25-54 and total viewers. Week to week, “Dateline” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6), grew +11% in 25-54 (1.0 vs. 0.9) and increased by +6% in total viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.7 million).

Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure.
An encore recap episode of “America’s Got Talent” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, up +8% versus the year-ago encore that aired during the week of July 4 (6.8 million vs. 6.3 million on July 3, 2018, which did not face original “Big Brother” competition) and rated within 0.1 of that year-ago rebroadcast in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.1). L+7+Digital: Within seven days, across linear and digital platforms, “America’s Got Talent” is adding +91% in adults 18-49 and +5.2 million viewers overall versus next-day “live plus same day” results, rising to a 3.07 rating in 18-49 and 14.8 million viewers overall.
“Songland” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) captured 10 of 10 key ratings measures (adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total views) in the 10 p.m. timeslot versus ABC and CBS (including a tie in men 18-34). Despite this week’s lower encore lead-in this week from “America’s Got Talent,” “Songland” delivered a +75% margin of victory in adults 18-49 in the timeslot over CBS’ original “Blood & Treasure” (0.7 vs. 0.4). L+7+Digital: Within just seven days on linear and non-linear platforms, “Songland” has grown by +74% in adults 18-49 and +2.9 million viewers overall versus next-day “live plus same day” averages, increasing to a 1.75 rating in 18-49 and 7.6 million viewers overall.

Wednesday
An encore “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) tied as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 25-54.
A 9 p.m. rebroadcast of “Songland” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot in adults 18-34, women 18-49 and women 25-54.
“The InBetween” averaged a 0.3 rating in 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET. L+7+Digital: After just seven days of linear and digital delayed viewing, “The InBetween” is doubling in adults 18-49 and adding +2.2 million viewers overall to its next-day “live plus same day” results, increasing to a 1.04 rating in 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall.

Thursday
NBC dominated primetime, with the “Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” and the 10 p.m. “Macy’s” recap giving the network convincing primetime wins in every key ratings measure. For the night, NBC equaled the other Big 4 networks combined in adults 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.3 each for ABC, CBS and Fox).
“Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tripled the #2 network in the timeslot in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.3 each for ABC, CBS and Fox) and doubled #2 in total viewers with a margin of +3.0 million persons (5.9 million vs. 2.9 million for CBS’ #2 encore comedies). The special was the #1 show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and all other key measures. From its first half-hour to its fourth, the “Macy’s” event increased by +100% in 18-49 rating (0.7 to 1.4) and +100% or +4.4 million persons in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 8.7 million).
A recap telecast of “Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and all other key categories. 

Friday
NBC ranked #1 among the Big 4 networks Friday night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key demographics (including a tie in men and women 18-34).
An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tied with “Dateline” as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
“Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 3.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied with NBC’s “Ninja Warrior” encore as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and was #1 outright on those nets in adults 25-54. L+7: Through the traditional September-to-May season, Friday’s “Dateline” grew by +51% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.57 to a 0.86) and more than +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

Sunday
NBC’s lineup of “America’s Got Talent” encores finished #2 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
An encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 7-9 p.m. ET) grew from its first half-hour to its fourth, increasing by +50% in 18-49 (0.4 to 0.6) and +1.1 million persons or +39% in total viewers (2.7 million vs. 3.8 million).
A second rebroadcast of “America’s Got Talent” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 among the Big 4 networks in the timeslot in adults 18-49.

‘TODAY’ IS #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS

TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers for the 12th Week This Season
TODAY Wins 184 Weeks in Key Demo, Best Streak in Nearly 7 Years, A Feat No Other Morning Show Has Achieved
TODAY Grows Demo Lead Vs. GMA Week Over Week and Year Over Year

NEW YORK – July 10, 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 twelfth time this season. TODAY also won the key demo A25-54 for the week marking 184 straight weeks in the top spot, its best streak in nearly seven years. No other morning news show has been number one in the demo for as long a streak. Additionally, TODAY grew its demo lead versus GMA week over week and versus last year. Season to date, TODAY has closed the total viewer margin with GMA by 7% versus the same time last year.
TODAY was retitled Thursday and Friday of last week due to the July 4th holiday.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
ProgramP25-54 RtgP25-54 ImpsP18-49 RtgP18-49 ImpsP2+ Imps
TODAY0.861,0400.577283,476
CBS THIS MORNING0.526320.344322,779
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.779330.486123,475
TODAY averaged 1.040 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +107,000 (+11%) and CBS This Morning by +408,000 (+64%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 184 consecutive weeks (best streak in almost seven years) and 200 of the last 201 weeks
  • Compared to the same week last year, TODAY raised its demo lead over GMA by 9%.
  • TODAY increased its demo lead over GMA by 4% week-over-week.
TODAY averaged 728,000 A18-49 viewers, +116,000 (+19%) ahead of GMA and +296,000 (+69%) higher than CBS
  • Compared to the same week last season, TODAY’s A18-49 lead over GMA was 45% higher
  • Versus prior week, TODAY’s A18-49 advantage over GMA grew by 14%.
TODAY averaged 3.476 million total viewers, +1,000 ahead of GMA while topping CBS by +697,000 (+25%)
  • TODAY improved its margin over CBS by 26% compared to the same week last season.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-6/30/2019)
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 20% vs. the same period last season (+901,000 vs. +749,000 last season)
  • Only 57,000 viewers separate TODAY and GMA, which is 7% narrower than the same point last season

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS THE WEEK AGAIN

#1 in Key A25-54 and A18-49 Demos
Continues to Top ABC and CBS in Both Demos Season-to-Date
July 10, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched newscast again for the week of July 1, topping ABC and CBS in both A25-54 and A18-49 demos, and also continues its season-to-date ratings win streak, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Nightly News averages 1.452 million viewers in the key A25-54 demo, leading ABC by +134,000 (+10%) and CBS by +500,000 (+53%), and is up week-over-week. The newscast also averages 1.009 million viewers in A18-49, topping ABC by +98,000 (+11%) and CBS by +332,000 (+49%), and is aup vs. the prior week.
NBC’s flagship newscast continues its reign as #1 season to date, topping both CBS and ABC in A25-54 and A18-49, and is on track to clinch its 12th consecutive season win in A25-54 and its 23rd consecutive season in A18-49.
Just yesterday, Lester Holt was announced as the recipient of the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, which he will be awarded on November 4 in Phoenix. He was also in Los Angeles last week when the earthquakes hit Southern California and reported in real time from the ground and anchored NBC Nightly News from there this past Monday.
WEEK OF 7/1/2019:
Nightly ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers and A18-49 viewers
  • Nightly averaged 1.452 million A25-54 viewers, ahead of ABC by +134,000 (+10%) and CBS by +500,000 (+53%)
    • Vs. prior week, Nightly saw a viewership increase of +11,000 (+1%) while ABC was down -8% and CBS was up +6%
  • Nightly averaged 1.009 million A18-49 viewers, ahead of ABC by +98,000 (+11%) and CBS by +332,000 (+49%)
    • Vs. prior week, Nightly increased in viewership (+2%); ABC was down -8% and CBS was up +10%
ProgramP25-54
Imps
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS1.4521.0096.837
CBS EVENING NEWS0.9520.6775.212
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT1.3180.9117.788

Note: All programs were rated based on a 3-Day week due to July 4th holiday.
2018-19 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 +29,000 (+2%) and CBS by +577,000 (+48%)
    • Nightly is #1 among A25-54 viewers at this point of the season for the 12th consecutive season
  • Among A18-49 viewers, the newscast leads ABC by +28,000 (+2%) and CBS by +348,000 (+40%)
    • 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 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.

TODAY IS #1 FOR 15 STRAIGHT QUARTERS

TODAY Tops GMA for 15 Consecutive Quarters in Key Demo, Best Streak of Any Morning Show
TODAY Quadruples Its Demo Lead Over GMA Vs. Last Year
TODAY Posts Its Best Total Viewer Lead Over CBS Season-To-Date in 3 Years

NEW YORK – July 2, 2019 – NBC News’ TODAY was the number-one morning show for the second quarter 2019, topping ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the key A25-54 demo. TODAY has now won the key demo for 15 consecutive quarters, making it the only morning show to post that many consecutive wins. In total viewers, TODAY and GMA were separated by just 2% for the quarter.

For the week of June 24, TODAY was the number-one morning show topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 183 consecutive weeks in first place, TODAY’s best demo streak in nearly seven years and a feat no other morning show has ever accomplished. Versus last year, TODAY quadrupled its demo lead over GMA (a whopping 348%) and narrowed the total viewer gap by 54%. Season-to-date, TODAY is posting its best total viewer lead over CBS in three years. TODAY also won the month of June in the demo.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
2ND QUARTER 2019
TODAY won its 15th consecutive quarter among A25-54 viewers
  • TODAY averaged 1.237 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +121,000 (+11%) and CBS This Morning by +493,000 (+66%)
  • TODAY is the only morning news program to ever win at least 15 straight quarters in the key A25-54 demo
  • Compared to prior year, TODAY increased its demo advantage over GMA by 15%
TODAY has ranked #1 among A18-49 viewers for 26 consecutive quarters and 98 of the last 99 quarters
  • TODAY averaged 888,000 A18-49 viewers, topping GMA by +121,000 (+16%) and CBS by +371,000 (+72%)
  • No other morning news program has ever won as many consecutive quarters among A18-49
  • TODAY posted a higher A18-49 advantage versus GMA compared to both prior quarter (up 8%) and prior year (up 66%)
TODAY averaged 3.857 million total viewers, leading CBS by +874,000 (+29)
  • Versus prior quarter, TODAY’s total viewer lead over CBS was up 2%
  • Compared to prior year, TODAY cut the total viewer gap vs. GMA by 63% while growing its lead over CBS by 19%
JUNE 2019
TODAY ranked #1 for the 46th consecutive month among A25-54 viewers
  • TODAY averaged 1.141 million A25-54 viewers, +92,000 (+9%) higher than GMA and +470,000 (+70%) more than CBS
  • TODAY is the only morning news program to ever win at least 46 months consecutively in the key demo
  • Versus prior year, TODAY’s A25-54 lead over GMA increased by 21%
TODAY has won 51 straight months among A18-49 viewers
  • TODAY averaged 804,000 A18-49 viewers, leading GMA by +90,000 (+13%) and CBS by +343,000 (+74%)
  • No other morning news program has won 51 straight months in A18-49
  • Versus prior year, TODAY more than doubled its A18-49 lead over GMA (up 143%)
TODAY averaged 3.668 million total viewers, leading CBS by +868,000 (+31%)
  • Versus prior year, TODAY narrowed the total viewer gap vs. GMA by 47% while increasing its lead over CBS by 18%
WEEK of JUNE 24-30, 2019

ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY0.881,0670.597553,508
CBS THIS MORNING0.495970.324072,628
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.809640.516533,644
TODAY averaged 1.067 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +103,000 (+11%) and CBS This Morning by +470,000 (+79%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 183 consecutive weeks (best streak in over six years) and 199 of the last 200 weeks
  • Compared to the same week last year, TODAY quadrupled its demo lead over GMA (up 348%) and increased its lead versus CBS by 17%.
  • TODAY increased its demo lead over GMA by 27% week-over-week.
TODAY averaged 755,000 A18-49 viewers, +102,000 (+16%) ahead of GMA and +348,000 (+86%) higher than CBS
  • Compared to the same week last season, TODAY’s A18-49 lead over GMA was 11 times higher while its lead over CBS improved by 24%.
TODAY averaged 3.508 million total viewers, topping CBS by +880,000 (+33%)
  • TODAY reduced GMA’s total viewer lead by 54% while increasing its margin over CBS by 28% compared to the same week last season.
  • Week-over-week, TODAY cut the total viewer gap vs. GMA by 12%.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-6/23/2019)
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 20% vs. the same period last season (+901,000 vs. +749,000 last season)
  • Only 55,000 viewers separate TODAY and GMA, a margin of just 1%

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ DELIVERS FIVE-WEEK HIGHS, TAKES THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF JUNE 24-28 IN 18-49

“Tonight” Equals Its Biggest Rating-Point Margin Since November
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Delivers the Week in 18-49 & Total Viewers, Leads the Season Over “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure
With Live Telecasts on June 27, Fallon Posts His Top Thursday Results Since December and Seth Delivers His Biggest Overall Audience on a Non-NFL Thursday Since March 2018
Digital: “The Tonight Show” Delivers the Six Most-Viewed Late-Night Facebook Videos of the Week; Seth Meyers’ “Day-Drinking” With Rihanna From the Prior Week Is the Show’s #1 Most-Viewed Video Ever on YouTube

NEW YORK — July 2, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has generated five-week highs to win the late-night ratings week of June 24-28 in adults 18-49 and most other key demographics over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. 

The week featured live telecasts on Wednesday and Thursday night for “Tonight,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Colbert” following primetime’s Democratic presidential debates. Note that Friday’s shows were encores and “Colbert’s” rebroadcast is excluded from these averages .

“Tonight’s” 0.41 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.103 million viewers overall for the week are the show’s best since the week of May 20-24 (0.42 in 18-49, 2.121 million viewers).

“Tonight's” 0.41 rating for the week in adults 18-49 tops “Colbert’s” 0.32 by a margin of +0.09 of a rating point or +28%. The +0.09 advantage equals “Tonight’s” biggest over a week of mostly original “Late Shows” since Fallon won by +0.34 the week of Nov. 19-23, 2018. Excluding weeks of high-rated primetime NFL overruns, this matches “Tonight’s” biggest advantage over “Colbert” since Sept. 17-21, 2018 (+0.15).

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” won the timeslot versus its broadcast competition in every key measure while delivering the show’s most-watched week (1.164 million) in five weeks (since May 20-24, 1.185 million) and matching its top 18-49 rating (0.22) in five weeks (May 20-24, 0.25). 

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

“Tonight’s” week was boosted by strong results for live telecast, particularly Thursday night, when Fallon outscored “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by a margin of +41% in adults 18-49 (with a 0.52 rating vs. a 0.37).

It was the highest-rated and most-watched Thursday telecast of “Tonight” since Dec. 20, 2018 (with guests Felicity Jones, Jimmy Carr and musical guest Bebe Rexha, 0.53 in 18-49, 2.456 million viewers). 

A live telecast of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also surged Thursday night, scoring a 0.30 that equalled the show’s highest Thursday rating since Feb. 7 (0.31) and generating overall viewership of 1.448 million, the show’s best for a non-NFL Thursday since March 15, 2018.
Digital / Social: “The Tonight Show” generated the six most-viewed Facebook videos of the week across the late-night competition, with all six topping the 1 million views mark (Source: ListenFirst Media, ListenFirst Content Video Views [Facebook], LF//TV Universe // Episodic, 06/24/19-06/30/19). On YouTube, “Tonight” had the most-viewed video among all late-night competition for the week with Jimmy Fallon’s trip to Red Lobster with Nicki Minaj accumulating over 3 million views on YouTube (Source: ListenFirst Media, ListenFirst Content Video Views [YouTube], LF//TV Universe // Episodic, 06/24/19-06/30/19.
For “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the prior week’s “Seth and Rihanna Go Day Drinking” video now ranks as the show’s Most-Viewed YouTube Video ever, amassing more than 8 million views.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 24-28. 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,” 0.32/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.28/2 (R)

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.21/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.22/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.15/2 (R)

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.12/2 (R)
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.103 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.707 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.447 million viewers (R)

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.041 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.164 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.992 million viewers (R)

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.612 million viewers (R)

* Friday’s “Tonight,” “Late Show,” and “Late Night” were encores, as was Wednesday’s “Late Night.” Friday’s “Late Show” rebroadcast is excluded from these averages.
SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.50 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.51/4
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,” 0.30/3
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,” 2.400 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.721 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.029 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.268 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.428 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.340 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.720 million viewers


SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 24-28
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.20
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.13 (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.34
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,” 0.673 million viewers
TB S, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.337 million viewers (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.698 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.587 million viewers

NBC SWEEPS THE JUNE 24-30 WEEK, TWO DEBATE NIGHTS & ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ ARE #1-2-3 IN 18-49 & TOTAL VIEWERS

In Adults 18-49, “Songland” & “Ninja Warrior” Also Deliver Top 10 Ratings
“Talent” Has Ranked As the Weeks #1 Entertainment Show in 18-49 and Total Viewers Every Week This Summer
Season to Date, NBC Is Running #1 in Adults 18-49 and Is #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 25-54, Adults 18-34, Men 25-54, Men 18-49 & Every Key Adult-Female Demo
Monday’s "Ninja Warrior" Grows by +11% in Total Viewers Vs. the Year-Ago Night, “Dateline” Is #1 Most-Watched at 10
On Tuesday, “Talent” Scores As Television’s Most-Watched Entertainment Program Since May 22, “Songland” Sweeps the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC News, MSNBC & Telemundo Make TV History Thursday Night, Amassing 18.1 Million Viewers for the Most-Watched Democratic Debate Ever
On Wednesday, Those Nets Draw 15.3 Million Television Viewers And More Than 9 Million Live Stream Viewers For Night 1 of the Democratic Presidential Debate
NBC Wins Friday in 18-49, "Dateline" and a "Ninja" Encore Tie as the Night’s #1 Big 4 Show; On Saturday, “Dateline Mystery” Is Primetime’s Most-Watched Big 4 Show

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 2, 2019 — With two nights of Democratic debate coverage and “America’s Got Talent” ranking #1-2-3 in adults 18-49 and total viewers, NBC has won the primetime ratings week of June 24-30 in 18-49, viewers and every other key measure, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.
NBC-only results for the Thursday and Wednesday debates (also carried on MSNBC and Telemundo) ranked #1-2 for the week in adults 18-49 and #1-3 in total viewers, while “America’s Got Talent” finished #3 in 18-49 and #2 in viewers. 

Those shows were joined among the week’s top 10 programs in 18-49 by Tuesday’s “Songland” (tied for #8) and Monday’s “American Ninja Warrior” (tied for #10).


Thursday’s debate coverage amassed 18.1 million viewers combined on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, making it the most-watched Democratic debate ever.
“Talent” has ruled as the week’s #1 entertainment show in both adults 18-49 and total viewers every week so far this summer.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and is #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-49, men 25-54 and all key adult-female demos. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.303 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 650,000 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 40 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” June 24-30
NBC…0.9
ABC…0.6
CBS…0.5
Fox…0.4
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
NBC…4.9 million
CBS…3.6 million
ABC…3.3 million
Fox…1.9 million
CW…0.7 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.5
CBS…1.4
Fox…1.4
ABC…1.3
CW…0.4

Total Viewers
CBS…8.4 million
NBC…6.9 million
ABC…5.6 million
Fox…5.0 million
CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of June 24-30:

Monday
“American Ninja Warrior” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) increased by +11% versus the show’s year-ago telecast in total viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.2 million on June 25, 2018 from 9-11 p.m.) and ranked as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
“Live Plus Seven Day Plus Digital” Ratings: Within just seven days, across linear and digital platforms, “American Ninja Warrior” has been growing this summer by +96% in adults 18-49 and +3.7 million viewers overall versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens to a 1.85 rating in 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers overall.
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in adults 18-49, 0.9 in adults 25-54, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for the timeslot win among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and took the hour outright in adults 25-54 and total viewers. 

Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure.
“America’s Got Talent” (1.6 rating in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) matched the show’s highest 18-49 rating since its May 28 season premiere (1.7) and hit a new season high in total viewers with a second straight week of viewer growth. It’s the most-watched entertainment show on television since ABC’s May 22 Norman Lear special (“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons,” 10.4 million). “Talent” was the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and all other key categories. L+7+Digital: Within seven days, across linear and digital platforms, “America’s Got Talent” is adding +91% in adults 18-49 and +5.2 million viewers overall versus next-day “live plus same day” results, rising to a 3.07 rating in 18-49 and 14.8 million viewers overall.
“Songland” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in 10 of 10 key ratings measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- maintaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9). L+7+Digital: Within just seven days on linear and non-linear platforms, “Songland” has grown by +74% in adults 18-49 and +2.9 million viewers overall versus next-day “live plus same day” averages, increasing to a 1.75 rating in 18-49 and 7.6 million viewers overall.

Wednesday
An encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew versus the prior week’s rebroadcast in this slot by +40% in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.5) and +12% in total viewrs (3.3 million vs. 2.9 million).
NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo coverage of Wednesday’s portion of the two-night Democratic presidential debate together drew a total of 15.3 million viewers, beating every primary debate during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles and scoring as the day’s most-watched program. The DNC-sanctioned debate averaged 4.3 million in adults 25-54 and 3.7 million adults 18-49 across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo from 9-11 p.m. ET. The debate live stream saw more than 9 million viewers and 14 million video views across all platforms, including NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, Telemundo.com, NBC News NOW on OTT devices, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Users spent an average of 40 minutes watching the debate via on-net platforms, according to Adobe Analytics. The debate content for the day garnered more than 18 million total views across all platforms and devices.

Thursday
An encore telecast of “The Wall” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew versus the prior week’s rebroadcast in this timeslot by +40% in 18-49 rating (0.7 vs. 0.5) and +20% in total viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.1 million).
NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo made television history with the most-watched Democratic debate ever for night two of the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 campaign, averaging 18.1 million total viewers across the three networks. Thursday’s debate was also the top Democratic debate ever in the key adult 25-54 demo with 5.3 million viewers in that category, and attracted more than 9 million live stream viewers, surpassing the metrics of Wednesday’s opening night of the debate.
Thursday’s debate surpassed the previous highest-rated Democratic presidential primary debate (Oct. 13, 2015) by +2.6 million total viewers (+17%) and +378,000 adults 25-54 (+8%). Compared to night one of the Democratic debate, TV viewership was up by +2.8 million viewers (+19%) and +936,000 adults 25-54 (+22%), with all three individual networks seeing growth.
The digital debate content garnered more than 27 million total views for the day and more than 45 million total views for both nights, across all platforms and devices. NBC Stay Tuned’s coverage of the debates attracted more than 2.5 million users, 75% under the age of 25.

Friday
NBC finished #1 among the Big 4 Friday night in adults 18-49.
An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tied with “Dateline” as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49. The June 28 encore delivered “Ninja’s” highest 18-49 and total-viewer results among four Friday encores so far this summer, and marked the third consecutive week that the Friday encore has increased its overall audience.
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 0.9 in adults 25-54, 3.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied with NBC’s “Ninja Warrior” encore as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and was the #1 show of the night outright on those nets in adults 25-54. L+7: Through the traditional September-to-May season, Friday’s “Dateline” grew by +51% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.57 to a 0.86) and more than +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

Saturday
An encore telecast of “Songland” averaged a 0.2 rating in 18-49 and 1.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 0.5 in 25-54, 2.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) was the most-watched primetime telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks and tied for #1 on those nets in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. “Dateline” grew +33% from its first half-hour to its fourth in adult 18-49 rating (0.3 to 0.4), +75% in 25-54 (0.4 to 0.7) and +1.2 million persons or +62% in total viewers (1.9 million to 3.1 million).

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS SECOND QUARTER OF 2019

#1 in Key News Demo for Fourth Consecutive Quarterly Win
Nightly News Also Wins A25-54 Last Week and is #1 Season to Date

July 2, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 most-watched newscast in the A25-54 demo, marking its fourth consecutive quarterly win in the key news demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. The newscast is also #1 for both last week and season to date in A25-54.

Nightly News led the broadcast newscasts for its fourth straight quarter win with an average of 1.565 million viewers, topping CBS by +521,000 and ABC by +2,000. 

Additionally, Nightly News won the week of June 24 in the key news demo with an average of 1.441 million viewers, beating CBS by +544,000 and ABC by +11,000. Lester Holt was in Miami last week as one of the moderators of the first Democratic presidential debate, which was watched by more than 18 million viewers on television and set a record as the most-watched Democratic debate ever.

Season to date, Nightly News continues to lead in both the key news demo and the younger A18-49 demo.
Second Quarter 2019 Highlights:
  • Nightly News ranked #1 among A25-54 for the 4th consecutive quarter
  • Among A25-54, the newscast ranked #1 averaging 1.565 million viewers, +2,000 (+0.1%) ahead of ABC and +521,000 (+50%) more than CBS
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS1.301.5650.811.0467.330
CBS EVENING NEWS0.871.0440.580.7495.452
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT1.301.5630.821.0568.123
Week of 6/24/19 Highlights:
  • Nightly News ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers
  • The newscast averaged 1.441 million A25-54 viewers, ahead of ABC by +11,000 (+1%) and ahead of CBS by +544,000 (+61%)
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS1.191.4410.770.9876.769
CBS EVENING NEWS0.740.8970.480.6164.999
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT1.191.4300.770.9887.814
Season-to-Date Highlights:
  • Nightly News is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
  • Among A25-54, Nightly leads ABC by +26,000 (+1%) and CBS by +579,000 (+48%)
  • The newscast is #1 among A25-54 viewers at this point of the season for the 4th consecutive season
  • Among A18-49 viewers, Nightly leads ABC by +26,000 (+2%) and CBS by +349,000 (+40%)
  • 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 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.

DATELINE NBC IS THE #1 FRIDAY NEWSMAGAZINE ACROSS THE BOARD FOR 2ND QUARTER

Tops ABC’S 20/20 in P2+, A25-54 & A18-49
Grows In All Key Measurements Vs. Previous Quarter
July 2, 2019 – Dateline NBC is the #1 Friday newsmagazine during the 2nd quarter, beating ABC’s 20/20 across the board in all key measurements, including total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. This marks the third consecutive second quarter win.
Dateline averages 3.58 million total viewers, topping ABC by +357,000 (+11%). Among the key A25-54 news demo, Dateline averages 1.002 million viewers, topping 20/20 by +29,000 (+3%).
The broadcast also notches 728,000 viewers in A18-49, leading 20/20 by +53,000 (+8%). Additionally, Dateline posts across-the-board growth versus the prior quarter, while 20/20 loses viewers across the board since the first quarter.
Q2 Highlights:
  • Dateline averages 3.58 million total viewers, leading ABC by +357,000 (+11%).
  • Among A25-54, Dateline averages 1.002 million viewers, leading ABC by +29,000 (+3%).
  • Dateline averaged 728,000 A18-49 viewers, leading ABC by +53,000 (+8%).
  • The newsmagazine grew across-the-board versus the previous quarter.
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.

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