'The Voice' and 'The Blacklist' #1 and #2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4

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October 22nd, 2013

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via press release:

 

The Voice” and “The Blacklist” delivered the night’s #1 and #2 ratings in 18-49 on the Big 4 networks.  NBC is #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC & Fox in all key categories for a fifth week in a row, pending updates, winning six of six half-hours in 18-49 among those nets, also for a fifth week in a row.  NBC is winning the night among the Big 4 by a 73% margin in 18-49 (with a 3.8 rating vs. a 2.2 for #2 CBS).

 

  • From 8-10:01 p.m. ET, "The Voice" (4.2 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49, 13.4 million viewers overall) is currently winning the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every key ratings category, pending updates.  “The Voice” is currently #1 for the night on those networks in 18-49, total viewers and other key categories.  “The Voice” is running within 7% of last week’s 4.5 in 18-49 and is within 3% of last week’s 13.781 million in total viewers.

 

  • The Voice(4.2/11) grew steadily and significantly throughout its two-hour time period, with this track in 18-49: 3.7, 4.0, 4.2, 4.8.  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “The Voice” increased by 30% or 1.1 rating points in 18-49 rating (to a 4.8 from a 3.7) and by 19% or 2.3 million persons in total viewers (14.8 million vs. 12.5 million).

 

  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, "The Blacklist" (3.0/8 in adults 18-49, 10.6 million viewers overall) is #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key demographic, with an adult 18-49 margin of 58% versus ABC’s #2 “Castle” (3.0 vs. 1.9).

 

  • The Blacklist” is currently matching last week’s rating in 18-49 (3.0 vs. 3.0) and is running within 3% of last week’s audience in total viewers (10.566 million vs. 10.928 million).  And note that last week’s “Blacklist” added 49% to its 18-49 rating in “live plus three day” results and 4.1 million persons in total viewers (see details below).

 

  • Versus NBC’s averages in the slot last season, “The Blacklist” is up 50% in 18-49 (3.0 vs. 2.0, L+SD non-sports) and up 84% in total viewers (10.566 million vs. 5.746 million).

 

  • “Live Plus Three Day”: “The Blacklist” added 49% or 1.50 of a point to its next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 4.54 in L+3 from a 3.04 in L+SD) and in total viewers, added 38% or 4.138 million persons (15.066 million vs. 10.928 million).  In L+3, “Blacklist” was up slightly week to week in 18-49 (to a 4.54 from the prior week’s 4.53).

 

  • “Live Plus Seven Day”: The Sept. 30 episode of “The Blacklist” set a new record for biggest “live plus seven day” lift, becoming the first broadcast network show to add more than 6 million viewers when going from its “live plus same day” audience to its “live plus seven day” result.  The Sept. 30 telecast of “Blacklist” averaged 17.858 million viewers in L+7 figures, an increase of 6.504 million or 57% versus its 11.354 million in L+SD.  That 6.504 million lift tops the previous record set the prior week by CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” (5.705 million).  Week two of “The Blacklist” retained 98% of its premiere-week viewership in L+7 (17.858 million vs. 18.279 million).  This episode of “The Blacklist” also set the record for biggest jump from L+SD to “live plus three day,” 5.081 million viewers, and was the first broadcast show to grow by 5 million viewers or more in L+3.

 

  • In adults 18-49, week two of “The Blacklist” rose from a 3.29 rating in “live plus same day” to a 5.49 in “live plus seven day,” a lift of 2.20 rating points or 67%.  Week two of “The Blacklist” retained 100% of its premiere rating in “live plus seven day” 18-49 results (5.49 in week two vs. 5.49 in week one, L+7) and is the only debuting series so far this season to maintain its 18-49 rating from week one to week two in L+7.
 
  • Joseph

    Note the spin: This NBC press release refers to their having the two most-watched shows of the night “among the Big 4″.

    That’s because ESPN’s “NFL Monday Night Football” game (Minnesota at New York Giants) likely won the night (or at least after 8:30 P.m. EDT) in total viewers and key demographics.

  • Christine

    The Blacklist is my favorite new show of the season.

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