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via press release:

‘THE CARMICHAEL SHOW’ IS THE MOST-WATCHED SUMMER COMEDY DEBUT SINCE 2007, WINS THE SLOT AMONG THE BIG 4 IN ADULTS 18-49

THE 9:30 ‘CARMICHAEL SHOW’ TIES FOR THE SLOT WIN IN 18-49

NBC TIES FOR #1 WEDNEDAY NIGHT AS ‘TALENT’ MATCHES AN NBC SLOT HIGH SINCE APRIL, ‘LAST COMIC’ WINS AT 10

Boosted by the series debut of “The Carmichael Show,” NBC tied for the Wednesday win in adults 18-49.

“The Carmichael Show” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET):
· Is the most-watched summer-comedy debut on the Big 4 since 2007 (6.191 million for “Creature Comforts” on CBS June 4, 2007), a span covering 12 summer-comedy launches.
· In 18-49, its 1.1 keeps “Carmichael” within 0.1 of NBC’s strong Aug. 5 debut of “Mr. Robinson,” which was the #2 highest-rated summer comedy debut on the Big 4 since 2009 (1.6 for “The Goode Family”), a span covering 11 summer-comedy launches. The only other higher-rated summer-comedy debut on the Big 4 over that span in18-49 is “Undateable” (1.3 on May 29, 2014).
· Wins the time period among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and other key demos.
· Faced original competition in the slot from CBS’s “Extant” and Fox’s “Home Free,” as well as ABC’s “Modern Family” encore

A second episode of “The Carmichael Show” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET):
· Retained 82% of the prior half-hour’s strong series premiere rating in 18-49.
· Retained 88% men 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.8) and 91% in men 25-54 (1.0 vs. 1.1).
· Tied for #1 in the time period among the Big 4 in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54.

“Last Comic Standing” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
· Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and ranks #1 or tied for #1 in every key demo.
· Retains 100% of last week’s 18-49 rating (1.1 vs. 1.1) and grows +2% in total viewers (4.295 million vs. 4.203 million).
· Despite the 10 p.m. hour, maintains its rating half-hour to half-hour in all key demos.

“America’s Got Talent” (1.6/6 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
· Matched NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period since April 8, when a special “Voice” averaged a 2.2.
· Maintains 100% of last week’s 18-49 rating (1.6 vs. 1.6).
· Wins the hour in total viewers.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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