Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NBC Ratings - February 2020

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE WEEK OF FEB. 10-14 IN 18-49, MATCHES A FIVE-WEEK HIGH

At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Finishes #1 Vs. Corden in Every Key Demo, Leads the Season Vs. “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in All Key Measures; “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” Hits an Eight-Week High in 18-49
NEW YORK — Feb. 19, 2020 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Feb. 10-14 versus the ABC and CBS competition in the key demographic of adults 18-49, as well as the primary news demo of adults 25-54, plus men and women 18-49 and men and women 25-54, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“Tonight’s” 0.35 rating for the week in adults 18-49 equals the show’s high in five weeks (since Jan. 6-10, 0.38) and the 1.887 million viewers is a six-week high (best since Dec. 30, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020, 1.993 million).
At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in nine of nine key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. Season to date, “Late Night” ranks #1 versus “Late Late Show” and “Nightline” in all key ratings measures.
At 1:35 a.m. ET, “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” averaged a 1.5 in adults 18-49, an eight-week high (best since Dec. 16-20, 2019, 0.18) and 655,000 viewers overall, a five-week high (best since Jan. 6-10, 659,000).
LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 10-14. 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,” 0.33/3 *
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,” 0.22/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.17/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.14/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.887 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.880 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.773 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.060 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.119 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.158 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.655 million viewers *

* Friday’s “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “A Little Late” 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” 0.40 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.44/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/3

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.20/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.15/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.985 viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.618 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.928 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.139 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.307 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.271 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.684 million viewers


SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEB. 10-14
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.22
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.13

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.18
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.37
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,” 0.660 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.289 million viewers

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.438 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.713 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.543 million viewers

‘THIS IS US’ IS THE #1 SCRIPTED SERIES FOR THE FEB. 10-16 PRIMETIME WEEK, ‘CHICAGO FIRE’ & ‘MED’ TIE FOR #2, ‘P.D.’ TIES FOR #5

Monday’s "AGT: Champions" Is the #1 Most-Watched Show of the Night, "Manifest" Grows Week to Week in Total Viewers
"This Is Us" Ranks #1 Tuesday Night in 18-49, NBC Wins the Night
NBC Wins Wednesday in Viewers, the "Chicago" Dramas Rank as the Night’s #1-2-3 Most-Watched Shows; "P.D." Equals the 10 p.m. Dramas Combined in 18-49
On Thursday, "SVU" Grows to Equal Its High Since Premiere Week; "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Retains 100% of the Prior Week's Regular-Slot Premiere Rating
“Dateline NBC” Reports Its Most-Watched Friday Edition Since December 2018, “Lincoln Rhyme” Maintains 100% Week to Week
Digital: The Jan. 7 Pilot of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” Is the #1 Most-Viewed YouTube Video of Any TV Series Since the Start of the Year; “Good Girls” Generates the Week’s #1 Most-Viewed Facebook Video for Any Scripted Primetime Drama
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 19, 2020 — NBC has averaged a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 10-16, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
NBC’s “This Is Us” is the #1 scripted series of the week in adults 18-49 with a 1.4 rating, “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” tied for #2 with 1.1 ratings each and “Chicago P.D.” tied for #5 with a 1.0.
In total viewers, NBC generated top-15 audiences with all three “Chicago” dramas, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” and “This Is Us.”
Season to date, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.264 million persons of #1 in total viewers behind CBS, the closest NBC has run to first place in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 17 years, since the 2002-03 season when NBC ranked within 598,000 viewers of #1 at this point.
Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”
Week 21 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Feb. 10-16
ABC…0.8
Fox…0.7
CBS…0.7
NBC…0.6
CW…0.2
Total Viewers
CBS…6.0 million
ABC…4.1 million
NBC…3.9 million
Fox…2.7 million
CW…0.7 million


Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
Fox…2.1
NBC…1.5
ABC…1.1
CBS…1.1
CW…0.3
Total Viewers
CBS…7.7 million
Fox…7.6 million
NBC…7.1 million
ABC…5.4 million
CW…1.1 million

NBC highlights for the week of Feb. 10-16:
Monday
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) was the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, topping ABC’s “The Bachelor” by +12% head to head from 8-10 p.m. (7.2 million vs. 6.4 million), and growing +6% week to week in total viewers (7.2 million vs. 6.7 million viewers).
“Manifest” (0.6 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m.) grew by +4% week to week in total viewers (3.741 million vs. 3.554 million) to the show’s #3 most-watched episode among six aired so far this season. Social: “Manifest” was Monday’s most social scripted primetime drama with 95,000 Total Interactions, up +17% versus the prior week’s episode (82,000, Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/10/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama).
Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday in adults 18-49, as well as adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics and tied for #1 in adults 25-54.
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) tied for #2 in the timeslot in adults 18-49 and won the hour in adults 18-34. From its first half-hour to its second, “Games” grew +25% in 18-49 (from a 0.8 rating to a 1.0) and +30% in women 18-49 (1.0 to 1.3).
“This Is Us” (1.4 rating in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 telecast of the night in adults 18-49 and dominated the 9-10 p.m. hour, beating the #2 show in adults 18-49 by a +75% margin (1.4 vs. 0.8 for CBS’ “FBI”). The Feb. 11 “Us” maintained 100% of the show’s previous 18-49 rating on Jan. 28 (1.4 vs. 1.4) and 99% in total viewers (6.401 million vs. 6.435 million).
Social: “This Is Us” was the #3 most social scripted primetime drama of the week, with 469,000 Total Interactions, up +24% from the prior episode (379,000) and +15% higher than season average (409,000, Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/10/20-2/16/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama). Justin Hartley had Tuesday’s #2 most engaging post (72,000) among all scripted primetime dramas with an Instagram post of him directing this week’s episode (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/11/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama).
L+7 Lifts: The season’s first 12 episodes of “This Is Us” have delivered television’s 12 biggest L+7 lifts in 18-49 rating so far this season (a +1.51 increase for the Sept 24 season premiere, a +1.42 gain for the Oct. 1 telecast, a +1.50 for Oct. 8, a 1.55 for Oct. 15, a +1.46 for Oct. 22, a +1.41 for Oct. 29, a +1.43 for Nov. 5, a +1.48 for Nov. 12, a +1.39 for Nov. 19, a +1.38 for Jan. 14, a +1.36 for Jan. 21 and a +1.24 for Jan. 28). The biggest lift for any other show on television this season is the +1.21 for the Sept. 23 season premiere of “The Good Doctor.”
“New Amsterdam” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in women 18-49 and women 25-54, despite the prior week’s preemption. Social: “New Amsterdam’s” total social interactions (66,000) were +65% higher than the series average (40,000).
Wednesday
NBC’s “Chicago” lineup finished #1 for the night in total viewers, with “Fire,” “Med” and “P.D.” ranking as the #1-2-3 shows of the night.
“Chicago Med” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) beat “The Masked Singer” and the “Survivor” premiere to win the 8 p.m. hour in total viewers and rank as the #2 show of the night in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Fire.” “Med” maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1) and 94% in total viewers (8.2 million vs. 8.7 million, which last week represented the show’s most-watched non-crossover episode .since Feb. 6, 2019). Social / Digital: “Chicago Med” 48,000 Total Interactions were up +12% from the prior episode (43,000). “Med” had the week’s #3 most-viewed YouTube video (166,000) for any scripted primetime drama, with a video of Natalie interacting with a victim of domestic abuse (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 2/10/20-2/16/20, ListenFirst Content Video Views [YouTube], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama).
“Chicago Fire” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night in total viewers and won the 9-10 p.m. hour in total viewers ahead of Fox’s Week 2 of “Lego Masters and the second hour of CBS’ “Survivor” premiere. “Fire” retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1) and grew in total viewers (8.3 million vs. 8.2 million). Social: “Chicago Fire” was the #2 most social scripted primetime drama of Wednesday, with 104,000 Total Interactions, up +10% versus the series-average 94,000 (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/12/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama).
“Chicago P.D.” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in 10 of 10 key measures, equaling the combined rating of the hour’s ABC-CBS drama competition in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, while beating the ABC and CBS in total viewers. “P.D.” was the #3 show of the night in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Fire” and “Med.” In 18-49, “P.D.” has now won the slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 74 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016. Social: “Chicago P.D.” ranked as the #3 most social scripted primetime drama of Wednesday, with 96,000 Total Interactions, which is a +44% increase over the series-average 67,000 (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/12/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama).
Thursday
“Superstore” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET), despite being preempted the prior week, tied Fox’s “Last Man Standing” in the timeslot in adults 18-49. Delayed Viewing: The Sept. 26 “Superstore” season debut has quadrupled its 18-49 rating with digital and linear delayed viewing to date (from a 0.76 in L+SD to a 3.47, +357%).
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% of last week’s regular-slot 8:30 telecast in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5) and maintained 100% of NBC’s season average in the timeslot prior to the premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5, L+SD excluding sports).
Delayed Viewing: Last season, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on average multiplied its next-day 18-49 rating by more than seven times with digital and linear delayed viewing to date (from a 0.71 in L+SD to a 5.45, +668%) and more than quadrupled its total viewership (from 2.3 million viewers overall to 10.2 million, +347%). “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was NBC’s most digital series last season, generating 75% its viewership on digital platforms.
Social: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was the week’s #1 most social scripted primetime comedy, with 596,000 Total Interactions, up +14% from the previous week’s premiere (511,000) and up +12% from its series average (524,000, Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/10/20-2/16/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Comedy). The show’s Instagram page delivered the post with the week’s #1 most engagements (155,000) and #1 most content responses (220,000) for all scripted primetime comedies, with a post celebrating “National Cheddar Day” (Sources: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/10/20-2/16/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Comedy); ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 2/10/20-2/16/20, ListenFirst Content Responses (Instagram), Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Comedy).
“Will & Grace” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) grew versus its lead-in in total viewers (+9%). Delayed Viewing: The Oct. 24 “Will & Grace” season premiere has easily tripled, up +280% versus its next-day Nielsens with delayed viewing on all platforms to date (from a 0.51 in L+SD to a 1.94).
“Indebted” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) grew versus its lead-in in the women 18-34 demographic. Delayed Viewing: The Feb. 6 “Indebted” series premiere has grown +41% in 18-49 rating with digital and linear delayed viewing to date (from a 0.41 in L+SD to a 0.58, +41%) and increased by +0.8 million persons in total viewers (2.1 million to 2.9 million).
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s 18-49 high since Sept. 26 during Premiere Week in 18-49 (0.8), growing week to week by +17% in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +2% in total viewers (3.322 million vs. 3.258 million). “SVU” won the timeslot among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in adults 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54. Social: “Law & Order: SVU,” with 92,000 Total Interactions, was up +38% versus its series-average 67,000, and had the week’s #1 most commented-on Facebook post (10,000) for any scripted primetime drama, with a birthday post for Ice-T (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 2/10/20-2/16/20, ListenFirst Content Comments, Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama).
Friday
“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot in total viewers. Week to week, “Lincoln Rhyme” retained 100% in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) --maintaining a steady 0.4 for a fourth telecast in a row -- and 95% in total viewers (3.4 million vs. 3.6 million).
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in adults 18-49, 0.9 in adults 25-54, 4.2 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) grew for a second straight week in total viewers to a new season high, with the most-watched Friday edition of “Dateline” since Dec. 14, 2018 (4.6 million). “Dateline” was the #1 newsmagazine of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. Delayed Viewing: In L+7 Nielsens, “Dateline” is growing this season by +50% going from L+SD to L+7 Nielsens in 18-49 rating (from a 0.54 to a 0.81) and +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million).
Sunday
A rebroadcast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” earned a 0.4 rating in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET.
An 8 p.m. encore of the “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” pilot averaged a 0.3 rating in 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET.
The regular-slot premiere of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) built by +0.1 of point or +33% on its lead-in in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and by +19% in total viewers (2.0 million vs. 1.7 million), to equal NBC’s highest in-season 18-49 rating in the timeslot, excluding sports and the Golden Globes, since May 19, 2019 (0.7).
Social / Digital: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” with 79,000 Total Interactions, ranked as the #2 most social premiere of the season to date and #3 most social NBC drama premiere ever (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/1/20-2/16/20, Percent Share, Primetime). “Zoey’s” scored as the #1 most-viewed freshman series on YouTube for the week of Feb.10-16, with 12 million total views (Source: ListenFirst Brand Rankings; LF// TV Universe // Episodic; Video Views; Season 1; 2/10/20-2/16/20). “Zoey’s” has accumulated the most new followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram of any new TV program across the linear/streaming landscape, with 87,000 new followers since Jan. 1 (Source: ListenFirst Brand Rankings; LF// TV Universe // Episodic; New Fans; Brand Type: TV Shows; Season 1; 1/1/20-2/16/20). The “Zoey’s” pilot, originally aired on Jan. 7, is the #1 most-viewed YouTube video of any TV series since the start of the midseason / new year Jan. 1, with 41 million views (Source: ListenFirst Content Rankings; LF// TV Universe // Episodic; Content Video Views [YouTube]; Brand Type: TV Shows; 1/1/20-2/16/20).
The Season 3 premiere of “Good Girls” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% versus where the show concluded last season with its May 26, 2019 finale in women 18-34 and women 25-54. In the timeslot, “Good Girls” tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in women 18-34. Social: “Good Girls” is Sunday’s #2 most social scripted primetime drama, with 131,000 Total Interactions, up +204% versus last season’s finale (43,000), up +156% versus last season’s premiere (51,000) and up +316% versus the series average (32,000, Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/16/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama). “Good Girls” generated the week’s #1 most-viewed Facebook video (5 million) for any scripted primetime drama, with a Valentine’s Day celebratory video featuring Rio (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 2/10/20-2/16/20, ListenFirst Content Video Views [Facebook], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama). Delayed Viewing: “Good Girls’” finale last season has easily quadrupled its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating with digital and linear delayed viewing tallied to date, growing by +369% (from a next-day 0.52 to a 2.44). In total viewers, the May 26 finale has grown by +4.0 million viewers (2.3 million to 6.3 million).

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Wins 214 out of 216 Weeks in A25-54
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Thursday
TODAY Is #1 in the Key Demo Season to Date
NEW YORK – February 19, 2020 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 214 out of 216 weeks in first place. TODAY also won in total viewers Thursday. Season to date, TODAY ranks first among A25-54 and A18-49 viewers.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
ProgramP25-54P25-54P18-49P18-49P2+
RtgImpsRtgImpsImps
TODAY0.991,2090.678753,698
CBS THIS MORNING0.607290.405192,985
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.931,1320.597703,837
TODAY averaged 1.209 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +77,000 (+7%) and CBS This Morning by +480,000 (+66%)
TODAY averaged 875,000 A18-49 viewers, +105,000 (+14%) more than GMA and +356,000 (+69%) higher than CBS
TODAY averaged 3.698 million total viewers, outperforming CBS by +713,000 (+24%), TODAY also topped GMA Thursday in total viewers
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/23/2019-2/16/2020)
TODAY ranks #1 among both A25-54 and A18-49 viewers
In A18-49, TODAY’s lead over GMA is 20% higher than the same point last season (+106,000 vs. +88,000 last season)

‘THE TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE WEEK OF FEB. 3-7 IN ADULTS 18-49

“Tonight” Also Prevails in Adults, Men & Women 25-54; Men & Women 18-49; and Adults & Women 18-34
At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Finishes #1 Vs. Corden in Every Key Demo, Leads the Season Vs. “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in All Key Ratings Measures
DIGITAL / SOCIAL: “Tonight” Is the Week’s #1 Most-Viewed TV Entertainment Program in Total YouTube Views; “Late Night” Is Up +56% Year to Date on YouTube; “A Little Late” Remains the #1 Most Social Freshman Series Across All Dayparts and Platforms
NEW YORK — Feb. 11, 2020 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Feb. 3-7 versus the ABC and CBS competition in the key demographic of adults 18-49, as well as the primary news demo of adults, men and women 25-54; men and women 18-49; and adults and women 18-34, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“Tonight’s” 0.35 rating for the week in adults 18-49 topped the 0.32 of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and the 0.31 of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in nine of nine key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. Season to date, “Late Night” ranks #1 versus “Late Late Show” and “Nightline” in all key ratings measures.
On the digital / social front, “Tonight” once again led the field in Total YouTube views, notching 69 million for the week and ranking as the #1 most-viewed TV Entertainment program of the week across all dayparts and competitors (Source: ListenFirst Media Brand Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Video Views; Brand Type: TV Shows, 02/03/20-02/09/20. Excludes Children’s Programming and WWE).
“Tonight” was also the #1 most social program of the week in the late-night daypart, generating 952,000 Total Interactions across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (Source: Nielsen Social SCR, Program Ranker; Linear Window; Series Only; 02/03/20-02/09/20; excludes news, sports, and WWE).
For the week, “The Tonight Show” was up versus the show’s 2019 weekly averages for New YouTube Views (+56%) and Total YouTube Views (+35%). Year-to-date, “Tonight” has generated 402 million YouTube views, which is up +56% versus the same period last year.
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” held two of the top 10 most-viewed TV Entertainment videos on YouTube last week, with the week’s two installments of "A Closer Look" combining for more than 5 million YouTube views (Source: ListenFirst Media Content Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Video Views; Brand Type: TV Shows, 02/03/20-02/09/20. Excludes Children’s Programming). Year-to-date “Late Night” is up +56% in Total YouTube views versus the same period last year.
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” remains the #1 most social freshman series across all dayparts and platforms for the 2019-20 season, having amassed 6.6 million Interactions across the four major social channels (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and topping the nearest competitor by more than 2 million Interactions (Source: ListenFirst Content Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Content Responses; Brand Type: TV Show; Season 1; 09/16/19-02/09/20).
LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 3-7. 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,” 0.32/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.31/2 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.23/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.15/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.14/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.786 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.063 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.761 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.020 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.142 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.155 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.649 million viewers *

* Friday’s “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “A Little Late” 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” 0.40 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.44/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/3

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.20/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.15/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.985 viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.618 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.928 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.139 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.307 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.271 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.684 million viewers


SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEB. 3-7
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.20 **
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.13

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.16
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.37
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,” 0.617 million viewers **
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.273 million viewers

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.432 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.713 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.543 million viewers

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

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO, POSTS 4-WEEK HIGHS

TODAY Wins 213 out of 215 Weeks in A25-54
TODAY Tops GMA in Total Viewers Monday and Wednesday
TODAY Posts Largest Total Viewer Gains and Is the Only Program to Grow in Key Demo Week Over Week
NEW YORK – February 11, 2020 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 213 out of 215 weeks in first place. TODAY also won in total viewers Monday and Wednesday. TODAY posted four-week highs in both total viewers and the key demo. Additionally, TODAY posted the largest total viewer gains over the competition and was the only program to grow in the key demo versus the prior week.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS
ProgramP25-54P25-54P18-49P18-49P2+
RtgImpsRtgImpsImps
TODAY1.041,2620.709113,734
CBS THIS MORNING0.617420.405193,001
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.961,1580.627963,830
TODAY averaged 1.262 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +104,000 (+9%) and CBS This Morning by +520,000 (+67%)
  • TODAY was the only morning news program to add A25-54 viewers vs. prior week (+20,000, or +2%), posting its best A25-54 delivery since the week of 1/6/2020
  • TODAY has topped GMA by at least 100,000 demo viewers in two of the last three weeks
  • TODAY improved its A25-54 advantages over GMA (55% higher) and CBS (up 5%) compared to prior week.
TODAY averaged 911,000 A18-49 viewers, +115,000 (+14%) more than GMA and +392,000 (+76%) higher than CBS
  • Compared to the same week last season, TODAY’s A18-49 lead over CBS increased by 25%.
TODAY averaged 3.734 million total viewers, outperforming CBS by +733,000 (+24%)
  • Week-over-week, TODAY had the biggest gain in total viewership (+56,000, or +2%), hitting a four-week high in overall delivery.
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/23/2019-2/2/2020)
TODAY ranks #1 among both A25-54 and A18-49 viewers
In A18-49, TODAY’s lead over GMA is 23% higher than the same point last season (+106,000 vs. +86,000 last season)

NBC’S ‘CHICAGO MED,’ ‘FIRE’ & ‘P.D.’ ARE THE #1-2-3 MOST-WATCHED DRAMAS OF THE FEB. 3-9 PRIMETIME WEEK

Monday’s "Manifest" Grows Week to Week in 18-49, "AGT: Champions" Is the #1 Most-Watched Show of the Night
On Tuesday, "Games of Games" Is the #1 Entertainment Show of the Night in 18-49
Wednesday’s "Chicago Med" Is the #1 Most-Watched Show of the Night, Triumphing at 8 p.m. Over "Masked Singer," "Bachelor" & "Survivor"; “Fire” & “P.D.” Add Winning Numbers at 9 & 10
On Thursday, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Grows +40% Vs. Last Season's Finale, Beating Last Season's Final 10 Episodes in 18-49; “Indebted” Opens With 90% Retention of Its Total-Viewer Lead-in
Social: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Is the #1 Most Social Scripted Primetime Comedy of the Week
Friday’s “Lincoln Rhyme” Grows by +8% Week to Week in Total Viewers, “Dateline” Is Up +50%
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 11, 2020 — NBC has averaged a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 3-9, for week-to-week gains of +17% in 18-49 rating (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +19% in total viewers (4.1 million vs. 3.4 million), according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
Wednesday’s trio of “Chicago” dramas – “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” -- are the week’s #1-2-3 most-watched dramas, averaging 8.7 million, 8.2 million and 7.1 million viewers respectively.
In adults 18-49, the three are tied as the week’s #2 dramas.
Season to date, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.235 million persons of #1 in total viewers behind CBS, the closest NBC has run to first place in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 17 years, since the 2002-2003 season when NBC ranked within 561,000 viewers of #1 at this point.
Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”
Week 20 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Feb. 3-9
ABC…1.6
Fox…0.8
NBC…0.7
CBS…0.5
CW…0.2

Total Viewers
ABC…7.7 million
CBS…4.8 million
NBC…4.1 million
Fox…3.2 million
CW…0.6 million


Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
Fox…2.1
NBC…1.6
CBS…1.1
ABC…1.1
CW…0.3

Total Viewers
Fox…7.8 million
CBS…7.7 million
NBC…7.2 million
ABC…5.4 million
CW…1.1 million

NBC highlights for the week of Feb. 3-9:
Monday
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 telecast of the night in total viewers, topping ABC’s “The Bachelor” by a +15% margin head to head from 8-10 p.m. (6.7 million vs. 5.9 million), while retaining 100% week to week in adult 18-49 rating (1.1 vs. 1.1).
“Manifest” (0.7 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m.) grew +17% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) to equal the show’s highest rating since its Jan. 6 season premiere (0.9). The Feb. 3 “Manifest” was also up +17% versus NBC’s average in the timeslot this season prior to “Manifest’s” debut in (0.7 vs. 0.6).
Tuesday
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the night’s #1 entertainment show on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics, while maintaining a steady 1.0 in adults 18-49 for a fourth straight telecast to equal NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the timeslot since Dec. 10 (1.2).
NBC News coverage of the State of the Union address and response earned a 0.9 in 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers overall from 10:25 to 10:32 p.m. ET and a 0.6 in 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers overall from 10:43 to 11 p.m. ET
Wednesday
NBC’s “Chicago” lineup finished #1 for the night in total viewers.
“Chicago Med” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) beat “The Masked Singer,” “Bachelor” and “Survivor” to win the 8 p.m. hour in total viewers and rank as the #1 show of the night. “Med” retained100% of the show’s prior original in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1 on Jan. 22) and increased by +3% in total viewers (8.6 million vs. 8.4 million) to deliver the show’s most-watched non-crossover episode since Feb. 6, 2019 (9.4 million).
“Chicago Fire” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) finished as the #2 show of the night in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Med,” winning the 9-10 p.m. hour in total viewers ahead of Fox’s premiere of “Lego Masters,” ABC’s second hour of a special Wednesday “Bachelor” and CBS’ “Criminal Minds.” The Feb. 5 “Fire” maintained 100% of the show’s previous original in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1 on Jan. 22), while growing in total viewers (8.2 million vs. 8.1 million). Social: with 117,000 Total Interactions, “Chicago Fire” was up +33% versus the prior episode’s 88,000 and up +24% versus the series-average 94,000.
“Chicago P.D.” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in 10 of 10 key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers – and beat the combined rating of the hour’s ABC-CBS drama competition in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. a combined 0.9 for “Criminal Minds” [0.5] and “Stumptown [0.4]). The Feb. 5 “P.D.” matched the show’s highest 18-49 rating for a non-crossover episode since Feb. 6, 2019 (1.2) and delivered its most-watched non-crossover episode .since Feb. 27, 2019 (7.152 million). “P.D.” has now won the timeslot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 73 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016. Social: “Chicago P.D.’s” 113,000 Total Interactions were up +10% over the show’s season average (101,000) and up +70% over its series average (66,000).
Thursday
The Season 7 debut of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) was up +40% versus where the show concluded last season with its May 16, 2019 finale in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.5) and grew more than +1.1 million persons or +72% in total viewers (2.7 million vs. 1.5 million). The “B99” season debut captured the show’s highest 18-49 rating since Feb. 28, 2019 (0.7), topping figures for each of the show’s final 10 telecasts of last season, and locked up the show’s most-watched episode since Feb. 7, 2019 (3.020 million), topping figures for each of the show’s final 13 telecasts of last season.
Delayed Viewing: Last season, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on average multiplied its next-day 18-49 rating by more than seven times with digital and linear delayed viewing to date (from a 0.71 in L+SD to a 5.45, +668%) and more than quadrupled its total viewership (from 2.3 million viewers overall to 10.2 million, +347%). “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was NBC’s most digital series last season, generating 75% its viewership on digital platforms.
Social: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was the #1 most social scripted primetime comedy of the week, with 511,000 Total Interactions, up +17% from last season’s two-episode finale (426,000) (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/3/20-2/9/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Comedy). The show’s Instagram page had the post with the #1 most engagements (150,000) and the #1 most content responses (228,000) for all scripted primetime comedies, with a video of Andy Samberg declaring it “Brooklyn Nine-Nine time” (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2/3/20-2/9/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Comedy; ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 2/3/20-2/9/20, ListenFirst Content Shares [Instagram], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Comedy).
A second telecast of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) maintained100% of NBC’s average in the timeslot so far this season in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5).
“Will & Grace” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) retained 100% of the show’s prior original in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5 on Jan. 23) and grew in total viewers (2.4 million vs. 2.3 million), despite the prior week’s preemption, to equal the show’s highest 18-49 rating since Oct. 31 (0.6). Social: “Will & Grace,” with 174,000 Total Interactions, was up +60% from the previous airing (104,000) and up 34% from the series average (127,000).
The debut of “Indebted” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET), in a timeslot where NBC comedies last season averaged a 79% retention of lead-in in 18-49 and 86% in total viewers, retained 80% of its adult 18-49 lead-in from “Will & Grace” and 90% in total viewers, while rating within 0.1 of a point in the half-hour of CBS’ rival comedy “Carol’s Second Act” (0.4 vs. 0.5). “Indebted” equaled NBC’s best result in the timeslot with sitcom programing since Nov. 21, 2019 (0.5, excludes the prior week’s “Good Place” finale overrun into the half-hour) and earned NBC’s best sitcom result in the half-hour, excluding “The Good Place” finale, in total viewers since that same Nov. 21 telecast (2.186 million). “Indebted” maintained 100% of NBC’s average in the timeslot so far this season in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4, L+SD excluding sports) and was up +4% in total viewers (2.117 million vs. 2.040 million).
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot and outrated CBS’ series premiere of “Tommy” in the timeslot in nine of nine key demographics. “SVU” retained 100% week to week in 18-49 rating (0.6 vs. 0.6). Social: With 96,000 Total Interactions, “Law & Order: SVU” was up +38% versus the previous episode (69,000) and up +21% versus its season average (79,000).
Friday
“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and grew by +8% in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.4 million). Social: “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector,” with 39,000 Total Interactions, increased by +68% versus the prior episode (23,000) and by +78% versus the season average (22,000), making this the most social episode of the series to date.
“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in adults 18-49, 0.9 in adults 25-54, 3.9 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) increased +20% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5 from 10-11 p.m. on Jan. 31), +29% in adults 25-54 (0.9 vs. 0.7) and +1.3 million persons or +50% in total viewers (3.9 million vs. 2.6 million). “Dateline” reported the show’s top results since Jan. 10 (0.7 in 18-49, 1.0 in 25-54, 4.1 million viewers overall). Delayed Viewing: In L+7 Nielsens, “Dateline” is growing this season by +53% going from L+SD to L+7 Nielsens in 18-49 rating (from a 0.53 to a 0.81) and +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million).

‘THE TONIGHT SHOW’ TAKES THE WEEK OF JAN. 27-31 IN 18-49

At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Finishes #1 Vs. Corden” in Every Key Demo, Leads the Season Vs. “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in All Key Ratings Measures
DIGITAL: Jimmy Fallon’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant Is “Tonight’s” Most-Watched Video of 2020; “Late Night” Hits Three-Week Highs
NEW YORK — Feb. 4, 2020 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Jan. 27-31 versus the ABC and CBS competition in the key demographic of adults 18-49, as well as the primary news demo of adults 25-54, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“Tonight’s” 0.35 rating for the week in adults 18-49 topped the 0.34 of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the 0.33 of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
On the digital side, Jimmy Fallon’s Monday tribute to Kobe Bryant accumulated more than 10 million YouTube views, making it “Tonight’s” most-watched video of 2020. For the week, “Tonight’s” 22 million New Content YouTube views were +92% above the show’s 2019 weekly average, and its 72 million Weekly Total Library YouTube views were +41% above the 2019 weekly average. Year-to-date, “Tonight” has accumulated 334 million YouTube views, up +64% versus the same period last year.
In linear results last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in nine of nine key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. Season to date, “Late Night” ranks #1 versus “Late Late Show” and “Nightline” in all key ratings measures.
In digital viewership, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” achieved its highest totals in three weeks, with its 14 million new content views up +26% from the show’s 2019 average and its 18 million total library views up +18%. Year-to-date, “Late Night” has amassed 80.2 million YouTube views, +55% ahead of the same period last year.
LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 27-31. 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,” 0.33/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/3 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.23/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.20/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.18/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.13/2 (R)

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.831 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.888 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.940 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.180 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.060 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.126 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.613 million viewers (R)

* Friday’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores. “Late Show” also aired a Monday encore, which is excluded from these averages

SEASON AVERAGES
ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.40 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.44/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/3

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.20/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.15/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.990 viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.608 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.931 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.143 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.307 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.275 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.686 million viewers


SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JAN. 27-31
NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.20
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.12

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.17
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.36
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.29

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.
TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.682 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.288 million viewers

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.439 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.716 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.541 million viewers

‘THIS IS US’ RANKS AS THE #1 DRAMA FOR THE JAN. 27-FEB. 2 WEEK IN 18-49

“TIU,” “AGT: Champions” & “Ellen’s Game of Games” All Finish in the Week’s 18-49 Top 10, Excluding Sports
NBC Wins Monday in Total Viewers, "AGT: Champions" Ranks #1 for the Night, "Manifest" & “Champions” Grow for a 2nd Straight Week
NBC Takes Tuesday in 18-49, "This Is Us" Is the #1 Show; "Game of Games" Hits a Season High in Total Viewers; "New Amsterdam" Ties for #1 at 10 p.m.
Wednesday’s "Chicago Fire" Equals Its Highest Encore Rating Since Sept. 2017
On Thursday, the "Good Place" Finale Scores the Show’s Top Numbers Since Premiere Week; "Superstore" Rings Up Its Most-Watched Episode Since Halloween
Social: The “Good Place” Finale Scores as the Most Social Scripted Show of the Week, the Most Social Primetime Comedy Telecast Since the “Big Bang Theory” Finale and the Most Social NBC Primetime Comedy Telecast Ever
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 4, 2020 — NBC has averaged a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“This Is Us” ranked as the week’s #1 drama in adult 18-49 rating. Among primetime shows on the Big 4 networks, excluding sports, “Us” (#3), “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (tied for #4) and “Ellen’s Game of Games” (tied for #7) generated top 10 rankings.
Season to date, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.256 million persons of #1 in total viewers behind CBS, the closest NBC has run to first place in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 17 years, since the 2002-2003 season when NBC ranked within 546,000 viewers of #1 at this point.
Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”
Week 19 Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Jan. 27-Feb. 2
Fox…7.4
ABC…0.6
NBC…0.6
CBS…0.6
CW…0.2

Total Viewers
Fox…25.1 million
CBS…5.2 million
NBC…3.4 million
ABC…3.3 million
CW…0.6 million

Season-to-Date Averages
Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”
Fox…2.2
NBC…1.6
CBS…1.1
ABC…1.1
CW…0.3

Total Viewers
Fox…8.0 million
CBS…7.8 million
NBC…7.3 million
ABC…5.2 million
CW…1.1 million

NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2:
Monday
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.3 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, topping ABC’s “The Bachelor” by more than +1.3 million persons or +23% head to head from 8-10 p.m. (7.3 million vs. 6.0 million). “AGT: Champions” maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1) and grew +4% in total viewers (7.3 million vs. 7.0 million), increasing in total viewers for a second straight week to its most-watched episode since the show’s season premiere on Jan. 6 (8.1 million viewers).
“Manifest” (0.6 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m.) increased in total viewers for a second week in a row to the show’s most-watched episode since its season premiere on Jan. 6 (4.7 million viewers). In the men 18-49 and men 25-54 demos, “Manifest” ties for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the timeslot. Week to week, Manifest increased by +2% in total viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.6 million) and versus NBC’s average in the timeslot this season prior to “Manifest’s” debut in total viewers, the Jan. 27 episode was up +8% (3.719 million vs. 3.447 million). Social: “Manifest” scored as Monday’s most social scripted primetime drama, with 115,000 Total Interactions, up +16% from the previous episode’s 99,000 and +10% higher than the series-average 104,000 (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/27/20, Primetime, Drama Series).
Tuesday
NBC won Tuesday among the Big 4 networks in in adults 18-49, as well as adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics.
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0) and grew +3% in total viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.7 million), to a new season high in viewers. It was the second week in a row “Games” has grown in total viewers and third week in a row it’s maintained a steady 1.0 in 18-49.
“This Is Us” (1.4 rating in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.4) and 97% in total viewers (6.4 million vs. 6.6 million), while ranking as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults18-34 and all key adult-female demographics. “TIU” dominated the 9-10 p.m. hour, beating the #2 show in adults 18-49 by a +56% margin (1.4 vs. 0.9 for CBS’ “FBI”), and also won the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in all other key demographics (including a tie in men 25-54). Social: “This Is Us” was the #3 most social scripted primetime drama of the week, with 379,000 Total Interactions (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/20/20-1/26/20, Primetime, Drama Series).
“New Amsterdam” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 In the timeslot in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 and ranked #1 outright in women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. Week to week, “New Amsterdam” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) and grew +3% in total viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.7 million). Social: “New Amsterdam” generated 87,000 Total Interactions, up +15% versus the prior episode’s 11,000 and +118% higher than the series-average 40,000. That made it the #2 most social episode in series history, behind only the Season 2 premiere. Delayed Viewing: To date, the Sept. 24 “New Amsterdam” season premiere has easily tripled in 18-49 rating, up +289% with digital and linear delayed viewing versus its next-day L+SD rating (growing from a 0.99 to a 3.85) and by +9.5 million viewers overall (5.9 million persons to 15.4 million).
Wednesday
A rebroadcast of “Chicago Med” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s top 18-49 rating for an encore since Jan. 30, 2019 (0.7). In total viewers, it’s the most-watched “Med” rebroadcast since March 6, 2019 (4.714 million). The Jan. 29 encore grew +20% versus the show’s prior encore in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5 on Jan. 1 at 9 p.m.) and +12% in total viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.2 million).
An encore “Chicago Fire” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched the show’s highest 18-49 rating for a rebroadcast since Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at 10 p.m. (0.7). In total viewers, it was the most-watched “Fire” encore since March 6, 2019 (4.431 million). The Jan. 30 “Fire” rebroadcast jumped +50% versus the show’s prior encore in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.4 on Jan. 1 at 8 p.m.) and +16% in total viewers (4.291 million vs. 3.713 million).
A rebroadcast of “Chicago P.D.” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of the show’s previous rebroadcast in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5 on Jan. 1).
Thursday
For the night, NBC tied for #2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 with CBS and Fox.
“Superstore” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) increased its viewership for a third straight week to deliver the show’s most-watched episode since Oct. 31 (3.0 million). In 18-49 rating, “Superstore” matched its high since Nov. 14 (0.8), maintaining +100% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) while growing in total viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.7 million). Social: “Superstore” earned 49,000 Total Interactions, increasing by +79% versus the episode’s 27,000 and by +35% versus the season-average 13,000 (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/30/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Comedies).
The series finale of “The Good Place” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 8:30-9:43 p.m. ET) delivered the show’s highest 18-49 and total-viewer results since its Sept. 26, 2019 season premiere (0.7 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall), matching the show’s season high in 18-49 and best rating since Jan. 17, 2019 (0.8). “Good Place” grew +17% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6 from 8:30-9 p.m.) and +9% in total viewers (2.3 million vs. (2.1 million).
Social: With 1.6 million Total Interactions, “The Good Place” finale scored as:
  • The #1 most social scripted program of the week.
  • The #1 most social primetime comedy telecast of the 2019-20 season-to-date.
  • The #1 most social primetime comedy telecast since “The Big Bang Theory” finale.
  • The #1 most social NBC primetime comedy telecast ever,
The 1.6 million Total Interactions is an increase of +189% from the previous episode’s (554,000) and +1039% higher than series-average 140,000, to make this the most social episode in series history (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/27/20-2/2/20, Percent Share, Primetime, All Series)
Kristen Bell:
  • Had the #1 most engaging post of the week for all scripted programs, generating 279,000 engagements with an image of her and Ted Danson saying goodbye to “The Good Place” fans (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/27/20-2/2/20, Percent Share, Primetime, All Series).
  • Had the #1 most shared Twitter post of the week (3,000) for any scripted primetime comedy series, with a behind-the-scenes video of the final shoot day (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 1/27/20-2/2/20, ListenFirst Content Shares (Twitter), Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Comedy).
  • Had the Instagram post with the #2 most content responses of the week (109,000) for any scripted primetime comedy series, with an image celebrating the main and recurring cast (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 1/27/20-2/2/20, ListenFirst Content Shares (Twitter), Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Comedy).
A Seth Meyers-hosted “Good Place Live” post-show special aired from 9:42-10 p.m. ET and averaged a 0.5 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers from 9:30-10 p.m.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 outright in adults 25-54. The Jan. 30 “SVU” retained 100% of the show’s prior original in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6 on Jan. 16) and grew in total viewers (3.627 million vs. 3.595 million).
Friday
“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers. Despite the prior week’s preemption, “Lincoln” maintained 100% of the show’s previous telecast in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4 on Jan. 17). Social: With 23,000 Total Interactions, “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” grew +21% versus the prior episode’s 19,000.
The NBC Special “The Road to F9: Fast & Furious Fan Fest” (0.3 rating in adults 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) maintained 100% from its first half-hour to its second in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54 and grew in women 18-49 and women 18-34.
“Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in adults 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 2.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET), despite the previous week’s preemption, retained 100% of the show’s prior telecast in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5 from 9-11 p.m. on Jan. 17). From its first half-hour to its second, “Dateline” maintained 100% in adults 18-49 and 25-54 and grew in women 18-49 and women 25-54, despite the 10 p.m. hour. Delayed Viewing: In L+7 Nielsens, “Dateline” is growing this season by +53% going from L+SD to L+7 Nielsens in 18-49 rating (from a 0.53 to a 0.81) and +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million).

TODAY IS #1 IN KEY DEMO

TODAY Wins 212 out of 214 Weeks in A25-54
TODAY Grows in Demo Week Over Week
TODAY Is #1 in the Key Demo Season to Date
NEW YORK – February 4, 2020 – TODAY was the number-one morning show last week topping “Good Morning America” in the key demo A25-54. The win marks 212 out of 214 weeks in first place. TODAY also grew in the demo week over week. Season to date, TODAY ranks first among A25-54 and A18-49 viewers.
TODAY HIGHLIGHTS:
ProgramP25-54P25-54P18-49P18-49P2+
RtgImpsRtgImpsImps
TODAY1.021,2430.719213,679
CBS THIS MORNING0.617460.415282,963
GOOD MORNING AMERICA0.971,1760.628033,842
TODAY averaged 1.243 million A25-54 viewers, leading GMA by +67,000 (+6%) and CBS This Morning by +497,000 (+67%)
  • Week-over-week, TODAY was up +2% (+22,000) among A25-54 viewers.
TODAY averaged 921,000 A18-49 viewers, +118,000 (+15%) more than GMA and +393,000 (+74%) higher than CBS
  • Week-over-week, TODAY added +30,000 A18-49 viewers to its average and posted a +4% increase in its advantage over CBS.
TODAY averaged 3.679 million total viewers, outperforming CBS by +716,000 (+24%)
SEASON-TO-DATE (9/23/2019-2/2/2020)
  • TODAY ranks #1 among both A25-54 and A18-49 viewers
  • In A18-49, TODAY’s lead over GMA is 28% higher than the same point last season (+105,000 vs. +82,000 last season)

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