Tuesday, August 20, 2019

NBC Ratings - August 2019

‘TONIGHT’ FINISHES #1 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF AUG. 12-16 IN ALL KEY DEMOS

At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Tops “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure for the Week & Season
Social / Digital: “Tonight” Is the Most-Viewed TV Entertainment Program of the Week, With 79 Million Views Across YouTube & Facebook

NEW YORK — Aug. 20, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Aug. 12-16 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key demographics (including a tie in men 18-34) versus “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight’s” 0.34 rating in adults 18-49 for the week outscored “Late Show’s” 0.29 and “Kimmel’s” 0.31. Fallon also ranked #1 for the week in adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54. 

Note that all 11:30 p.m. and 12:35 a.m. weeknight shows except “Nightline” ran Friday rebroadcasts, with CBS excluding its Friday encore results from these weekly averages.
Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and ABC’s “Nightline” in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key categories. 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” equaled its highest 18-49 weekly average since June 24-28 and delivered its best total-viewer result since that same week.

In the digital realm, “Tonight” was the most-viewed Entertainment program on television last week, amassing more than 79 million views across YouTube and Facebook (Source: ListenFirst Media, 8/12/19-8/18/19. LF// TV Universe // Episodic, Brand Type: TV Shows, ListenFirst Video Views (YouTube + Facebook). Excludes WWE & Children’s programs).
“Tonight” had the two most-viewed Facebook late-night posts of last week across the competition with Jimmy and Kate Upton’s ’80s Aerobics Dance Challenge (4 million views) and Jimmy and John Travolta’s “Travolt-Off” segment (3 million, Source: ListenFirst Media, 8/12/19-8/18/19. LF// TV Universe // Episodic, Brand Type: TV Shows, ListenFirst Video Views (Facebook). Programs: THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE LATE SHOW, LATE NIGHT, THE DAILY SHOW, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, THE LATE LATE SHOW, CONAN). “Tonight” had seven videos with over 1 million views for the week.

“Tonight” was also the most-social late-night series of the week, achieving 342,000 Total Interactions across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and driven by Thursday’s telecast featuring John Travolta; Marlon Wayans; Mary Beth Keane; and Caroline Jones (Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 08/12/19-08/18/19, Late Fringe, Linear Window. Series Only).
Year to date, “Tonight” remains the #1 most-viewed entertainment program on television across social channels (Source: ListenFirst Media, ListenFirst Video Views (Facebook + YouTube), LF//TV Universe // Episodic, 01/01/19-08/18/19, excludes WWE programs & specials).

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” earned 11.1 million new video views on YouTube last week, the show’s highest total since the week of March 18-22. Last week’s three ‘A Closer Look’ segments averaged 1.8 million views each, and Tuesday’s ‘The Check-In’ about Trump and Trucking netted another 1.5 million views.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 12-16. 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, 2 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.29/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.31/3 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.21/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.15/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.13/2 (R)
TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.716 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.419 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.633 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.006 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.043 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.955 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.553 million viewers (R)

* Friday’s “Tonight,” “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” and “Late Late Show” were encores //////// and the CBS Friday rebroadcasts are excluded from these averages.

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.48 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.50/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.38/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.24/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.29/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.22/2

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,” 2.321 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.640 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.991 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.242 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.389 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.303 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.695 million viewers


SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF AUG. 12-16
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.19 **
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.11

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.08 (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.34
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.28

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.631 million viewers **
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.260 million

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.235 million viewers (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.662 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.528 million viewers

** Thursday’s “Daily Show” was an encore.

NBC TAKES THE AUG. 12-18 WEEK IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ITS 9TH STRAIGHT #1 FINISH, TIES FOR #1 IN 18-49; ‘TALENT’ IS #1-2 MOST-WATCHED

In Adults 18-49, Both Tuesday & Wednesday Editions of “America’s Got Talent” Plus “Ninja Warrior,” “Songland,” “Bring the Funny” and “Dateline” All Deliver Top 20 Rankings
“Talent” Has Ruled As Television’s #1 Most-Watched Entertainment Show Every Week This Summer
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34
Excluding Sports, NBC Is Running the Closest It’s Been to #1 in Total Viewers in 16 Years
"Ninja" Is Monday's #1 Most-Watched Show, Matches Its 18-49 Monday Season High; "Dateline" Tops the 10 p.m. Hour, Tying Its Monday 18-49 & 25-54 Season Highs
NBC Wins Tuesday, "Talent" Is the Night’s #1 Show, "Bring the Funny" Sweeps the 10 p.m. Demos
On Wednesday, "AGT" Is the #1 Most-Watched Show Ahead of “Big Brother”; "Songland" Outdraws "90210"; "InBetween" Equals Its 18-49 High Since June 5
Thursday’s Encores of "The Wall," "Game of Games" & "SVU" Top Original Competition, With "Wall" Up +18% Week to Week in Viewers and "SVU" Up +35%
“Dateline NBC” & “Dateline Mystery” Are Respectively Friday & Saturday’s Top Big 4 Primetime Telecasts in 18-49 & 25-54 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 20, 2019 — NBC has tied for #1 for the primetime ratings week of Aug. 12-18 in adults 18-49 and taken the week in total viewers and adults 25-54, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. 

It’s the ninth week in a row NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in total viewers and sixth time in eight weeks NBC has earned at least a share of the 18-49 lead.

Tuesday and Wednesday editions of “America’s Got Talent” generated the week’s top two total-viewer performances, with the Tuesday telecast tying Sunday NFL football on Fox as the #1 show in 18-49.

“Talent” continued its streak this summer of ranking as television’s #1 most-watched entertainment show every week it’s aired. 

In 18-49, NBC telecasts ranking in the top 20 among primetime shows on the Big 4 networks were the Tuesday and Wednesday “AGT” editions (tied for #1 and tied for #5 respectively), Monday’s “American Ninja Warrior” (tied for #10) and Wednesday’s “Songland,” Tuesday’s “Bring the Funny” and Monday’s “Dateline NBC” (tied for #15).
Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34 and is #1 or tied for #1 in all key adult-female demos, men 18-49 and men 25-54. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.074 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 578,000 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 47 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Aug. 12-18
Fox…0.6
NBC…0.6
ABC…0.6
CBS…0.5
CW…0.1
Total Viewers
NBC…3.6 million
CBS…3.4 million
ABC…2.9 million
Fox…2.4 million
CW…0.6 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.4
CBS…1.3
Fox…1.3
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4

Total Viewers
CBS…7.7 million
NBC…6.5 million
ABC…5.3 million
Fox…4.6 million
CW…1.2 million


NBC highlights for the week of Aug. 12-18:

Monday
NBC won Monday night in total viewers and adults 25-54.
“American Ninja Warrior” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night in total viewers and adults 25-54. In adults 18-49, “Ninja” equaled the show’s Monday high for this season and matched its high for any night since the show’s season premiere Wednesday, May 29 (1.0). It’s the most-watched “ANW” since June 17 (4.782 million). “Ninja” grew +13% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.8) and +3% in total viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.6 million).
L+35+Digital: After 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing plus encores, “American Ninja Warrior” has been growing this summer by +149% in adults 18-49 and +5.6 million viewers overall versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens, to a 2.26 rating in 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers overall in L+35+digital including encores.
“Dateline NBC” (0.7 rating in adults 18-49, 1.0 in adults 25-54, 4.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) matched the show’s Monday highs this season in adult 18-49 and adults 25-54, growing week to week by +17% in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6), +25% in adults 25-54 (1.0 vs. 0.8) and +16% in total viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.4 million). “Dateline” ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers.

Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.
“America’s Got Talent” (1.4 rating in 18-49, 9.1 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m.) ranked as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, outrating ABC’s Week 2 of “Bachelor in Paradise” by +27% in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.1 from 8-10) and +5.0 million persons or +123% in total viewers (9.1 million vs. 4.1 million). L+35+Digital: “America’s Got Talent” is growing by +145% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing and encores, increasing all the way to a 3.93 rating, while adding +8.7 million viewers, growing to 18.6 million persons in L+35+Digital including encores. Digital & Social: “America’s Got Talent” has amassed 2.12 billion views across all digital video platforms so far this summer. “Talent” is the #1 most-social Broadcast Series of the year (27.6 million Total Interactions to-date in Linear metrics, Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 1/1/19-8/11/19. Linear Metrics. Series only. Live or New. All dayparts and channels. Excludes News & Sports).
“Bring the Funny” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in nine of nine key demographics -- adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54. L+7+Digital: “Bring the Funny” is increasing by +78% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after seven days of digital and linear delayed viewing plus encores, growing to a 1.63 rating, while adding +2.8 million viewers, growing to 7.4 million persons in L+7+Digital including encores.

Wednesday
NBC wins Wednesday night among the Big 4 networks in total viewers.
The Wednesday season premiere of “America’s Got Talent” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET) tied as the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 and was #1 outright in total viewers. In the timeslot, “AGT” tied for #1 with “Big Brother” and won the slot in total viewers by +87% or +3.7 million persons (7.9 million vs. 4.2 million). Versus NBC’s summer-to-date average in the timeslot “Talent” was up by +57% above (1.1 vs. 0.7, L+SD excluding sports) and +4.4 million persons or +128% in total viewers (7.9 million vs. 3.5 million).
“Songland” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 9:01-10 p.m. ET) won the hour in total viewers, outdelivering Fox’s Week 2 of “BH90201” in the timeslot by +30% in total viewers (3.3 million vs. 2.6 million). “Songland” returned from a six-week break and moved to a new night and maintained 100% of the 18-49 for its prior original telecast (0.7 vs. 0.7 million on Tuesday, July 2 at 10:01 p.m. Versus NBC’s timeslot average so far this summer, “Songland” was up +17% (0.7 vs. 0.6, L+SD excluding sports) and +15% in total viewers (3.277 million vs. 2.848 million). L+35+Digital: After 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing plus encores, “Songland” has been more than doubling this summer, growing by +105% in adults 18-49 versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens, to a 1.97 rating in 18-49. In total viewers, “Songland” is increasing by +3.5 million persons to 8.1 million viewers in L+35+digital including encores.
The InBetween” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s highest 18-49 rating since June 5 (0.5) and finished within 0.1 of a point of the timeslot lead among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.5 for ABC’s “The Match Game”). L+35+Digital: After 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing, “The InBetween” grows by +170% in adults 18-49 and adds +3.2 million viewers overall to its next-day “live plus same day” results, increasing to a 1.30 rating in 18-49 and 6.3 million viewers overall.

Thursday
An encore telecast of “The Wall” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) topped ABC’s original competition of “Holey Moley” in total viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.5 million). “The Wall” jumped +25% versus the previous week’s encore in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4) and +18% in total viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.5 million).
A rebroadcast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.5 viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) outscored ABC’s original competition of “Family Food Fight” in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.3) and total viewers (2.5 million vs. 1.6 million), while delivering NBC’s biggest audience in the timeslot, excluding live events, since July 11 (2.666 million), and equaling the network’s 18-49 slot high excluding live events since April 4 (0.6).
An encore telecast of “Law & Order: SVU” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied CBS’ original “Elementary” for #1 in the time period among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in adults 18-49 (0.4 each) and 25-54 (0.6 each), and beat ABC’s original competition of “Reef Break” in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.2), adults 25-54 (0.6 vs. 0.4) and total viewers (2.4 million vs. 1.8 million). “SVU” surged by +33% versus the prior week’s encore in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and +35% in total viewers (2.410 million vs. 1.784 million). 

Friday
NBC’s Friday encores won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
A rebroadcast “American Ninja Warrior” (0.4 in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m.) won the timeslot among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and 25-54.
“Dateline NBC” (0.5 in 18-49, 0.7 in 25-54, 2.7 million overall viewers from 10-11 p.m.) ranked as the night’s #1 telecast on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and 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 “America’s Got Talent” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 0.7 in 25-54, 2.8 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) scored as the #1 primetime telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and 25-54, growing week to week by +25% in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4 from 10-11 p.m.), +40% in adults 25-54 (0.7 vs. 0.5) and +14% in total viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.5 million).

NBC WINS THE WEEK OF AUG. 5-11 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ITS EIGHTH STRAIGHT #1 FINISH, TIES FOR #1 IN 18-49

“America’s Got Talent” Is #1 for the Week in Total Viewers and 18-49 (Tie), “Bring the Funny” and “Ninja Warrior” Score Top 10 Rankings in Both Measures
“Talent” Has Ruled As Television’s #1 Most-Watched Entertainment Show Every Week This Summer
Season to Date, NBC Is Running #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34 (tie)
Excluding Sports, NBC Has the Biggest 18-49 Lead for Any Net at This Point in the Season in 8 Years and Is Running the Closest It’s Been to #1 in Total Viewers in 16 Years
"Ninja" Is Monday's #1 Most-Watched Show, NBC Wins the Night in Total Viewers, "Dateline" Tops the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC Dominates Tuesday As "Bring the Funny" Grows +29% Week to Week, "Talent" Increases by +25%
On Wednesday, "Games of Games" Encores Top Originals of “Love Island,” “Press Your Luck” & “Card Sharks”; "InBetween" Delivers Its Most-Watched Episode Since June 19
“Dateline Mystery” Scores As Saturday’s #1 Big 4 Primetime Telecast in 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 13, 2019 — NBC has tied for #1 for the primetime ratings week of Aug. 5-11 in adults 18-49 and won the week in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. 

It’s the eighth week in a row NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in total viewers and fifth time in seven weeks NBC has earned at least a share of the 18-49 lead. NBC also tied for #1 for the week in adults 25-54.

“America’s Got Talent” continued its streak this summer of ranking as television’s #1 most-watched entertainment show every week it’s aired, while last week also tying as the #1 program of the week in the key adults 18-49 demo. 

In 18-49, Tuesday’s “Bring the Funny” tied for #8 among primetime shows on the Big 4 networks, Monday’s “American Ninja Warrior” ranked #10, Wednesday’s 8 p.m. “Ellen’s Game of Games” encore tied for #11 and Monday’s “Dateline NBC” and Wednesday’s 9 p.m. “Ellen’s” tied for #15. 

Finishing in the top 10 in total viewers with the #1-ranking “Talent” were “Ninja Warrior” (#5) and “Bring the Funny” (#9).

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and is #1 or tied for #1 in adults 18-34, all key adult-female demos, men 18-49 and men 25-54. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.097 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 579,000 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 46 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Aug. 5-11
ABC…0.6
NBC…0.6
Fox…0.5
CBS…0.5
CW…0.1
Total Viewers
NBC…3.3 million
CBS…3.0 million
ABC…2.9 million
Fox…1.7 million
CW…0.7 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.4
CBS…1.3
Fox…1.3
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4
Total Viewers
CBS…7.8 million
NBC…6.6 million
ABC…5.3 million
Fox…4.6 million
CW…1.2 million

NBC highlights for the week of Aug. 5-11:
Monday
NBC won Monday night among the Big 4 networks in total viewers.
“American Ninja Warrior” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) was the #1 most-watched show of the night in total viewers, retaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and 99% in total viewers (4.6 million vs. 4.7 million).
L+35+Digital+Encores: Within 35 days, “American Ninja Warrior” has been growing this summer by +179% in adults 18-49 and +7.2 million viewers overall versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens, to a 2.64 rating in 18-49 and 11.8 million viewers overall in L+35+digital+encores.
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in adults 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 3.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, maintaining 100% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6) and adults 25-54 (0.9 vs. 0.9), while retaining 96% in total viewers (3.4 million vs. 3.6 million). 

Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday night among the Big 4 networks in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers.
“America’s Got Talent” (1.5 rating in 18-49, 9.7 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) outrated ABC’s season premiere of “Bachelor in Paradise” by +36% in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.1 from 8-9) and +6.1 million persons or +171% in total viewers (9.7 million vs. 3.6 million), while scoring as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. Week to week, “AGT” was up +25% in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.2) and +21% in total viewers (9.7 million vs. 8.0 million). L+35+Digital+Encores: “America’s Got Talent” is growing by +179% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing and encores, increasing all the way to a 4.18 rating, while adding +9.2 million viewers, growing to 19.0 million persons in L+35+Digital+Encores. Digital & Social: “America’s Got Talent” has amassed 2.12 billion views across all digital video platforms so far this summer. “Talent” is the #1 most-social Broadcast Series of the year (27.6 million Total Interactions to-date in Linear metrics, Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 1/1/19-8/11/19. Linear Metrics. Series only. Live or New. All dayparts and channels. Excludes News & Sports).
“Bring the Funny” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) jumped +29% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.7) and +19% in total viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.5 million). The summer’s #1 new series (18-49 and total viewers, L+7) beat this week’s ABC-CBS timeslot competition combined in adults 18-49 (0.9 vs. a combined 0.6), adults 25-54 (1.2 vs. a combined 0.8) and total viewers (4.2 million vs. 4.1 million). L+7+Digital+Encores: “Bring the Funny” is increasing by +95% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after seven days of digital and linear delayed viewing and encores, growing to a 2.06 rating, while adding +3.8 million viewers, growing to 9.2 million persons in L+7+Digital+Encores

Wednesday
An encore “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in 18-49, topping originals that included CBS’ “Love Island” season finale (0.5) and ABC’s “Press Your Luck” (0.6). The 8 p.m. rebroadcast equaled the highest 18-49 rating for a Wednesday “Game of Games” encore so far this summer.
A second rebroadcast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) outrated ABC’s original “Card Sharks” (0.5 in 18-49, 2.890 million viewers) in the timeslot in 18-49 and total viewers.
“The InBetween” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s highest 18-49 rating since June 5 in 18-49 (0.5) and grew for a second straight week in total viewers to the show’s most-watched episode since June 19 (2.7 million). “The InBetween” finished within 0.1 of a point of the timeslot lead in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.5 for ABC’s “The Match Game”) and adults 25-54 (0.6 vs. 0.7 for “Match Game”). L+35+Digital: After 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing, “The InBetween” grows by +163% in adults 18-49 and adds +3.2 million viewers overall to its next-day “live plus same day” results, increasing to a 1.36 rating in 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers overall.

Thursday
An encore telecast of “The Wall” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) topped ABC’s original competition of “Holey Moley” in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.3 million).
A rebroadcast of “Hollywood Game Night” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 1.9 viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) outscored ABC’s original competition of “Family Food Fight” in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and total viewers (1.9 million vs. 1.4 million).
An encore telecast of “Law & Order: SVU” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) beaet ABC’s original competition of “Reef Break” in adults 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.2), adults 25-54 (0.5 vs. 0.3) and total viewers (1.8 million vs. 1.5 million) and tied CBS’ original “Elementary” for #1 in the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in men 18-49, women 18-49.

Friday
An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of the prior week’s encore in this slot in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and grew +2% in total viewers (2.189 million vs. 2.151 million).
A rebroadcast of “Dateline NBC” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 2.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in the key news demographic of 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
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 0.5 in 25-54, 2.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 Big 4 primetime telecast of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 (tie) and total viewers.

NBC RATINGS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF AUG. 5-9

“Tonight” Wins the Week in Adults 25-54 and Key Adult-Female Demos
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Leads “Late Late Show” in Every Key Measure for the Week & Season

Social / Digital: “Tonight” Is the Week’s Most Viewed Entertainment Program on Social Channels, Hitting a Six-Week High on YouTube; “Late Night” Sets a Three-Week High on YouTube, as All Three “Closer Look” Segments Top 2 Million Views 

NEW YORK — Aug. 13, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has averaged a 0.31 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.710 million viewers overall for the late-night ratings week of Aug. 5-9, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“Tonight” ranked #1 for the week among the 11:30 p.m. ET broadcast talk shows in adults 25-54 with a 0.49 rating vs. a 0.48 for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and a 0.44 for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “Tonight” also took the week in women 25-54, women 18-49 (tie) and women 18-34.

Note that all 11:30 p.m. and 12:35 a.m. weeknight shows except “Nightline” ran Friday rebroadcasts, with CBS excluding its Friday encore results from these weekly averages.
For the week, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key categories. Season to date, Meyers also leads both “Late Late Show” and ABC’s “Nightline” in “most current” averages in every key ratings category.

In the digital realm, “Tonight” was the most-viewed program among all Entertainment shows, not just late-night, amassing more than 83 million views across YouTube and Facebook (Source: ListenFirst Media, 8/5/19-8/11/19. LF// TV Universe // Episodic, Brand Type: TV Shows, ListenFirst Video Views [YouTube + Facebook]. Excludes WWE & Children’s programs).

“Tonight” hit a six-week high on YouTube, accumulating 9.4 million new video views. The video of Dakota Johnson explaining Her Missing Tooth Gap led with 2.1 million views, and a total of four clips crossed the 1 million mark for the week. On Facebook, seven “Tonight” videos topped 1 million views, paced by the Dakota Johnson clip (3 million).

Year to date, “Tonight” is the #1 most-viewed entertainment program on television across social channels (Source: ListenFirst Media, ListenFirst Video Views (Facebook + YouTube), LF//TV Universe // Episodic, 01/01/19-08/11/19, excludes WWE programs & specials).
“Late NIght with Seth Meyers” earned 9.5 million new video views on YouTube for the week, the show’s highest total in three weeks. Each of the week’s three “A Closer Look” segments achieved more than 2 million views.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 5-9. 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” 0.31 rating, 2 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.32/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.32/3 *

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 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.15/2 *

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,” 1.710 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.445 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.671 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.042 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.965 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.932 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.515 million viewers (R)

* Friday’s “Tonight,” “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” and “Late Late Show” were encores and the CBS Friday rebroadcasts are excluded from these averages.


SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.48 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.50/4
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,” 0.29/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.22/2

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,” 2.335 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.656 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.997 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.247 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.393 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.309 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.699 million viewers


SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF AUG. 5-9
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.19.
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.10

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.12
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.34
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.28

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.667 million viewers.
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.264 million

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.307 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.661 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.534 million viewers

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Wins 189 Weeks in Key Demo, Best Streak in Nearly 7 Years
TODAY Posts Closest Total Viewer Margin Vs. GMA In 7 Years, Best Total Viewer Lead Vs. CBS in 3 Years

NEW YORK – August 13, 2019 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 189 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. 

Season to date, TODAY is posting its closest total viewer margin versus GMA in seven season and its largest total viewer lead over CBS in three seasons. Additionally, just 63,000 total viewers separate TODAY and GMA for the season.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY0.851,0310.577363,474
CBS THIS MORNING0.556590.334232,593
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.829950.516543,631
TODAY averaged 1.031 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +36,000 (+4%) and CBS This Morning by +372,000 (+57%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 189 consecutive weeks (best streak in over seven years). No other morning news show has been #1 in the demo for as long a streak.
TODAY averaged 736,000 A18-49 viewers, +82,000 (+12%) ahead of GMA and +313,000 (+74%) higher than CBS
  • Week-over-week, TODAY was up +2% (+17,000) vs. GMA down -2% and CBS down -1%. Versus prior week, TODAY’s A18-49 lead over GMA increased by +71% and increased vs. CBS by +7%.
TODAY averaged 3.474 million total viewers, +881,000 (+34%) more than CBS
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-8/11/2019)
TODAY ranks #1 among A25-54 and A18-49
TODAY is seeing its largest total viewer lead over CBS season-to-date in 3 seasons and its most narrow gap vs. GMA in 7 seasons
  • TODAY’s total viewer advantage over CBS is up 19% vs. the same period last season (+879,000 vs. +736,000 last season)
  • Only 63,000 viewers separate TODAY and GMA, which is 14% less than the same point last season

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT WINS THE WEEK

#1 in Key A25-54 Demo
Only Broadcast to Post Across-the-Board Increases Vs. Prior Week
Nightly News Also Tops ABC and CBS Season to Date in Key Demo

August 13, 2019 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the #1 evening newscast in the key A25-54 demo for the week of August 5, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, NBC’s signature newscast continues to outpace both ABC and CBS season to date in the demo most valued by advertisers.

Nightly News leads the broadcast newscasts with an average of 1.508 million in A25-54, topping ABC by 3% and CBS by 57%. The newscast is also the only broadcast up across the board in A25-54 (+2%), A18-49 (+7%) and total viewers (+4%) compared to the prior week. 

Season to Date, Nightly News continues to lead in the key news demo for the 12th straight year, and in A18-49 for 23 consecutive years.

Last week, Holt anchored from El Paso, Texas on Sunday and Monday following the two mass shootings. He reflected on the tragic shootings, saying: “there is too much to lose for us to succumb to numbness and despair. And what we can't forget is that this is sadly common, but it is not normal. And that should give us hope.” He also spoke with a father, who lost his son in the Parkland mass shooting last year and was in El Paso to unveil a mural in his son’s honor. And on Friday, NBC News correspondent Harry Smith had a powerful close to the broadcast paying tribute to recent victims of mass shootings.

Week of August 5, 2019:
Nightly ranks #1 among A25-54, averaging 1.508 million A25-54 viewers, ahead of ABC by +48,000 (+3%) and CBS by +549,000 (+57%)
  • Nightly is the only program in the 3NET up across-the-board, vs. prior week A25-54 (+2%), A18-49 (+7%) and total viewers (+4%)
  • Vs. prior week, Nightly increases in viewership +30,000 (+2%) while ABC is down -2% and CBS is up +1%
  • This is Nightly’s best A25-54 performance in 7 weeks
ProgramP25-54
Imps
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS1.5081.0297.174
CBS EVENING NEWS0.9590.6874.856
ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT1.4601.0318.026
Note: Nightly News ratings are comprised of telecasts with regular titling and include overnight airings on owned stations.
2018-19 Season to Date:
Nightly is the #1 evening newscast this season in A25-54 and A18-49
  • Among A25-54 viewers:
    • Nightly leads ABC by +27,000 (+2%) and CBS by +572,000 (+48%)
    • Nightly is #1 among A25-54 viewers at this point of the season for the 12th consecutive season
  • Among A18-49 viewers
    • Nightly leads ABC by +23,000 (+2%) and CBS by +345,000 (+41%)
    • 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.

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE WEEK OF JULY 29-AUG. 2 IN EVERY KEY DEMO WITH ITS TOP 18-49 RATING SINCE JUNE

Fallon Wins Five of Five Nights in 18-49, Including Both Nights of Democratic Debates, Surges Thursday To His Top Rating Since June 27
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Tops “Late Late Show” in All Key Categories, Leads the Season Over “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure
Social / Digital: “Tonight” Delivers 12 Clips for the Week That Generate More Than 1 Million Views Each Across All Platforms; Year to Date, “Tonight” Ranks as the #1 Most-Viewed Entertainment Program On Television Across Social Channels

NEW YORK — Aug. 6, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of July 29-Aug. 2 in adults 18-49 and all 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. 

Fallon’s 0.35 rating for the week is his highest since the week of June 24-28 (0.41).
“Tonight” won five of five nights for the week in the key 18-49 demo, including Tuesday and Wednesday when it faced live competition from “Colbert” on nights of Democratic Presidential Debates. “Tonight” also topped “Kimmel” on Tuesday, the night the ABC series featured a tie-in to that night’s “Bachelorette” finale.

On Thursday, following high-rated primetime NFL Preseason coverage, Fallon generated his highest 18-49 rating in five weeks, with a 0.40, best since a 0.52 on Thursday, June 27, the night of a live “Tonight” telecast. Also last Thursday, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” matched its five-week high (0.24, equaling its best since a 0.30 for its live telecast on June 27).
For the week, Meyers topped CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key categories. Season to date, Meyers also leads both “Late Late Show” and ABC’s “Nightline” in “most current” averages in every key ratings category.
In the digital realm, “Tonight” had the most-viewed YouTube late-night clip of the week with Jimmy’s interview of Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, which earned 2.7 million views last week (and is now up over 3 million).

The clip of Bugha’s interview also earned the most engagement across the competition on Instagram (188,000 Responses) and Twitter (58,000 Response, Source: ListenFirst Media, 7/29/19-8/4/19. Late Fringe Daypart. ListenFirst Content Video Views [YouTube] and ListenFirst Content Response [Instagram & Twitter]. Owned channels and accounts only.)

“Tonight” also dominated the competition on Facebook, where the official program page topped all late-night competition for the week with 14 million views. “Tonight” had the two most-viewed Facebook clips of the week across the full daypart competition with ‘Know Your Fab Five’ (2.1 million views) and ‘Rachel Brosnahan's Fake Internet Birthday Fooled Benedict Cumberbatch’ (1.6 million Views, Source: ListenFirst Media, 7/29/19-8/4/19. Late Fringe Daypart. ListenFirst Content Video Views [Facebook]. Owned Pages only.)

“The Tonight Show” had 12 clips that generated over 1 million views each across all platforms for the week, led by the ‘Know Your Fab Five’ Clip (2.8 million views across platforms.

“Tonight” ranked as the #1 most-social late-night series of the week, racking-up 1 million Total Interactions, led by Tuesday’s Queer Eye Fab Five appearance, which earned 800,000 Total Social Interactions (Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 07/29/19-08/03/19, Late Fringe, Linear Window. Series Only.)
Year to date, “Tonight” is the #1 most-viewed entertainment program on television across social channels (Source: ListenFirst Media, ListenFirst Video Views (Facebook + YouTube), LF//TV Universe // Episodic, 01/01/19-08/04/19, excludes WWE programs & specials).

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 29-Aug. 2. 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” 0.35 rating, 3 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.30/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.30/2 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.19/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.14/2 *

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,” 1.715 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.338 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.702 million viewers *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.993 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.865 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.537 million viewers (R) *

* Thursday’s NBC shows were delayed by an NFL preseason overrun. Friday’s “Tonight,” “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” and “Late Late Show” were encores and the CBS Friday rebroadcasts are excluded from these averages.
SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.49 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.50/4
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,” 0.29/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.23/2

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,” 2.350 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.669 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.003 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.250 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.401 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.318 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.703 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JULY 29-AUG. 2
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.18.
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.14

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.14 (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.36
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,” 0.602 million viewers.
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.270 million

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.372 million viewers (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.679 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.566 million viewers

NBC TAKES THE WEEK OF JULY 29-AUG. 4 IN TOTAL VIEWERS, ITS SEVENTH STRAIGHT #1 FINISH, ‘TALENT’ IS THE #1 MOST-WATCHED SHOW

Thursday’s “NFL Hall of Fame Game,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Bring the Funny,” “Dateline” and Two “Game of Games” Encores Join “America’s Got Talent” in the Big 4 Adult 18-49 Top 20
“Talent” Has Finished As Television’s #1 Most-Watched Entertainment Show Every Week This Summer
Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49 and #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 25-54, Adults 18-34 (tie) & 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" Retains 100% Week to Week, Is #2 for the Night in 18-49 & Total Viewers; "Dateline" Ranks #1 Among ABC, CBS & NBC at 10 p.m. in Viewers & 25-54
NBC Wins Tuesday in Total Viewers vs. the “Bachelorette” Finale, "Talent" Is the #1 Most-Watched Show, "Bring the Funny" Rules at 10 Among ABC, CBS & NBC
On Wednesday, "The InBetween" Grows +17% in Viewers to Its High Since June 19
Broncos-Falcons NFL Hall of Fame Game Takes Thursday Night Across the Board
Friday’s “Dateline” Encore Is the #1 Big 4 Show of the Night in 18-49; “Dateline Mystery” Is #1 in Saturday Primetime

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 6, 2019 —NBC has won the primetime ratings week of July 29-Aug. 4 in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. 

It’s the seventh week in a row NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in total viewers. NBC also ranked #1 for the week in adults 25-54 (tie), men 25-54 and men 18-49.

“America’s Got Talent” continued its streak this summer of ranking as television’s #1 most-watched entertainment show every week it’s aired. Last week it was joined among the top primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in total viewers by Thursday’s “NFL Hall of Fame Game” (#5) , Monday’s “American Ninja Warrior” (#7), Monday’s “Dateline NBC” (#12) and Tuesday’s “Bring the Funny” (#13).

In the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC placed seven shows among the week’s top 20 primetime programs on the Big 4: the Thursday NFL game (#3), “Talent” (#4), “Ninja Warrior” (tied for #8), “Bring the Funny” (tied for #12) and Monday’s “Dateline” and both Wednesday encores of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (tied for #15). 

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and #1 or tied for #1 in adults 25-54, adults 18-34, all key adult-female demos and men 25-54. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.129 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 568,000 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 45 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” July 29-Aug. 4
ABC…0.8
NBC…0.7
CBS…0.4
Fox…0.4
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
NBC…3.7 million
ABC…3.6 million
CBS…2.7 million
Fox…1.7 million
CW…0.7 million
Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
NBC…1.4
CBS…1.3
Fox…1.3
ABC…1.2
CW…0.4

Total Viewers
CBS…7.9 million
NBC…6.67 million
ABC…5.4 million
Fox…4.7 million
CW…1.2 million


NBC highlights for the week of July 29-Aug. 4:

Monday
“American Ninja Warrior” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key ratings category. “Ninja” retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and 98% in total viewers (4.661 million vs. 4.739 million).
L+35+Digital+Encores: Within 35 days, “American Ninja Warrior” has been growing this summer by +179% in adults 18-49 and +7.2 million viewers overall versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens, to a 2.64 rating in 18-49 and 11.8 million viewers overall in L+35+digital+encores.
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in adults 18-49, 0.9 in adults 25-54, 3.6 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 among those nets in adults 25-54 and total viewers. “Dateline” was the #3 primetime show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers and adults 25-54, behind only “American Ninja Warrior” and “Bachelorette.” 

Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday in total viewers.
“America’s Got Talent” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 most-watched show of the night in total viewers, topping the “Bachelorette” finale head to head (8.0 million vs. 7.5 million). For its first hour from 8-9 p.m., “Talent” tripled CBS’ “Love Island” in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 0.4) and quadrupled it in total viewers (7.9 million vs. 1.9 million from 8-9). L+35+Digital+Encores: “America’s Got Talent” is growing by +179% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing and encores, increasing all the way to a 4.18 rating, while adding +9.2 million viewers, growing to 19.0 million persons in L+35+Digital+Encores. Digital & Social: “America’s Got Talent” has amassed 1.45 billion views across all digital video platforms so far this summer. “Talent” is the #1 most-social Broadcast Series of the year (25.5 million Total Interactions to-date in Linear metrics, Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 1/1/19-7/30/19. Linear Metrics. Series only. Live or New. All dayparts and channels. Excludes News & Sports).
“Bring the Funny” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers, more than doubling CBS’ original competition in the timeslot in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.3 for “Blood & Treasure”) and topping it by +30% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.7 million). L+7+Digital+Encore: “Bring the Funny” is increasing by +95% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after seven days of digital and linear delayed viewing and encores, growing to a 2.06 rating, while adding +3.8 million viewers, growing to 9.2 million persons in L+7+Digital+Encores

Wednesday
An encore “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers, topping originals of CBS’ “Love Island” (2.4 million) and Fox’s “MasterChef” (3.113 million), and tied for #2 among those nets in 18-49.
A second rebroadcast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) finished #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in both 18-49 and total viewers, topping originals of ABC’s “Card Sharks” (0.5 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers) and Fox’s “First Responders Live” (0.5 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers).
“The InBetween” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) jumped +0.1 of a point or +33% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and +17% in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.2 million), to deliver the show’s most-watched episode since June 19 (2.741 million) and equal its high rating since June 5 in 18-49 (0.5). L+35+Digital: After 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing, “The InBetween” grows by +163% in adults 18-49 and adds +3.2 million viewers overall to its next-day “live plus same day” results, increasing to a 1.36 rating in 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers overall.

Thursday
NBC Sports coverage of Thursday’s NFL Hall of Fame Game, featuring the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons (1.5 rating in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 8:10-11 p.m. ET) won the night in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures, winning six of six primetime half-hours in both 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. NBC more than doubled the night’s #2 network in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.7 for Fox).

Friday
NBC tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks Friday night in adults 18-49 and #1 outright among those nets in adults 25-54.
An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the two-hour timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49).
A rebroadcast “Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 3.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and won the 10 p.m. hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure. “Dateline” grew +25% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4), +17% in adults 25-54 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +21% in total viewers (3.3 million vs. 2.7 million). 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
NBC won Saturday primetime among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.
An encore telecast of “Bring the Funny” (0.2 rating in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) increased by +15% versus the previous week’s encore in this timeslot in total viewers (1.330 million vs. 1.161 million).
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 0.7 in 25-54, 3.0 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) was the #1 primetime telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Dateline Mystery” grew +67% in adult 18-49 rating (0.4 to 0.5), +33% in 25-54 (0.6 to 0.8) and +1.1 million persons or +45% in total viewers (2.4 million to 3.5 million). “Dateline Mystery” reported the show’s top 25-54 and total-viewer results since June 15 (0.7 in 25-54, 3.019 million viewers). 

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Tops GMA for the Week and the July Sweep in the Key Demo
TODAY Wins 188 Weeks in Demo, Best Streak in Nearly 7 Years
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Monday and Friday
TODAY Shrinks Total Viewer Gap with GMA Year Over Year and Week Over Week 

NEW YORK – August 6, 2019 – NBC News’ TODAY was the number-one morning show last week and for the July sweep topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. TODAY has now won the key demo for 188 consecutive weeks, its best streak in nearly seven years. No other morning news show has been number-one in the demo for as long a streak. TODAY has also won 17 straight sweeps in the demo. Additionally, TODAY won in total viewers last Monday and Friday.

TODAY narrowed the total viewer gap with GMA by 44% versus the same week last year and by 18% versus last week. Season-to-date, only 58,000 viewers separate TODAY and GMA, and TODAY is posting its biggest lead over CBS in three years.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK OF 7/29
ProgramP25-54
Rtg
P25-54
Imps
P18-49
Rtg
P18-49
Imps
P2+
Imps
TODAY0.851,0330.567183,455
CBS THIS MORNING0.536340.334262,564
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.51.0320.526703,580
TODAY averaged 1.033 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +1,000 (+0.01%) and CBS This Morning by +399,000 (+63%)
  • TODAY has now ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for 188 consecutive weeks (best streak in almost seven years) and 204 of the last 205 weeks. No other morning news show has been #1 in the demo for as long a streak.
TODAY averaged 718,000 A18-49 viewers, +48,000 (+7%) ahead of GMA and +292,000 (+69%) higher than CBS
TODAY averaged 3.455 million total viewers, +891,000 (+35%) more than CBS
  • TODAY ranked #1 in total viewers on Monday and Friday
  • TODAY closed the total viewer gap vs. GMA by 44% compared to the same week last season.
  • TODAY’s total viewer gap vs. GMA 18% closer than prior week.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/24/2018-8/4/2019)
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 19% vs. the same period last season (+881,000 vs. +739,000 last season)
  • Only 58,000 viewers separate TODAY and GMA, which is 16% narrower than the same point last season
JULY SWEEP
TODAY ranked #1 among A25-54 viewers for the 17th consecutive sweep
  • TODAY averaged 1.017 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +46,000 (+5%) and CBS This Morning by +348,000 (+52%)
TODAY won A18-49 for the 19th consecutive sweep
  • In the July Sweep, TODAY has ranked #1 among A18-49 in 27 of the last 28 years
  • TODAY averaged 722,000 A18-49 viewers, +75,000 (+12%) higher than GMA and +267,000 (+59%) more than CBS
  • Compared to the July 2018 sweep, TODAY’s A18-49 lead over GMA increased by 42%.
TODAY averaged 3.446 million total viewers, trailing GMA by -83,000 (-2%) and leading CBS by +760,000 (+28%)
  • This represents TODAY’s best total viewer margin vs. GMA during a July sweep in eight years
  • Compared to the July 2018 sweep, TODAY cut the total viewer gap with GMA by 59% while increasing its lead over CBS by 7%.

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