Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
The Supreme Court announcement-scrambled numbers for Tuesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Supreme Court announcement (NBC)||1.2/4||5.87|
|The Flash (The CW)||1.1/4||3.04|
|Supreme Court announcement (CBS)||1.0/4||7.43|
|Supreme Court announcement (ABC)||0.9/4||4.69|
|Supreme Court announcement/”New Girl” R (FOX)||0.6/2||2.07|
|8:30 p.m.||The Wall (NBC) – R||1.2/4||5.47|
|The Mick (FOX)||1.1/4||2.95|
|American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.59|
|Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R||0.7/2||4.29|
|9 p.m.||The Wall (NBC)||1.4/5||5.55|
|Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials (CBS) – S||0.9/3||6.41|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.8/3||2.82|
|Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)||0.7/3||1.80|
|9:30 p.m.||The Real O’Neals (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.20|
|10 p.m.||This Is Us (NBC) – R||0.9/3||4.17|
|Bull (CBS) – R||0.6/2||5.65|
|Agents of SHIELD (ABC)||0.6/2||2.17|
The Big 4 networks rearranged their schedules some to air the announcement of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick — but as the night was heavy on reruns anyway, there wasn’t a huge effect on ratings. As the announcement ran for about 17 minutes, numbers for the 8-8:30 slot are subject to change.
CBS drew the biggest total audience for the announcement at 8 p.m ET with 7.43 million, while NBC had the best 18-49 rating with a 1.2.
Among the originals on the night, “The Flash” rebounded some from its series low last week, improving two tenths of a point to a 1.1. “Legends of Tomorrow” rose a tenth to 0.7, helping The CW tie for second in adults 18-49 on the night, pending updates.
“The Mick” was also up for FOX with a 1.1, 0.1 better than last week. “Bones” held steady at 0.9. “The Wall” (1.4), airing outside its usual timeslot, fell 0.2 for NBC. CBS got a 0.9 from its annual “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials” special, and “Agents of SHIELD” matched last week’s 0.6 on ABC.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.2/4||0.9/3||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.12||3.12||2.42||5.97||2.94|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.1/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.4/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.4/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.