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NBC RESULTS FOR THE PRIMETIME RATINGS WEEK OF JAN. 18-24

“Chicago Fire,” “Superstore,” “SVU,” “Blacklist,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.” Rank Among the Top 30 Primetime Big 4 Telecasts of the Week

Season to Date, NBC Leads in Every Key Demo; Is Up +3% in Total Viewers, Making This Its Most-Watched Season at This Point in Nine Years

Monday’s “Superstore” and “Telenovela” Grow Week to Week

L+3: Week 3 of “Superstore” Virtually Equals the Show’s Regular-Slot Premiere of Two Weeks Earlier

Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” Wins the 10 p.m. Hour in 18-49 by +50%; “Chicago Med” Doubles NBC’s January ’15 Slot Average; “Hollywood Game Night” Hits a Season High

On Wednesday, “Laura” Matches Its Top 18-49 Rating Since Feb. 2015; “SVU” Jumps +31% Vs. the Same Night Last Year; “Chicago P.D.” Wins at 10

“Shades of Blue” Grows +8% Week to Week to Again Win the Thursday 10 p.m. Hour; “Blacklist” Matches Its Highest Rating Since the Show’s Season Premiere

In L+7, “Shades” Captures NBC’s Third-Best-Ever L+7 Lift for a Series Premiere, With Nearly 5 Million Viewers Added

On Friday, “Dateline NBC” Reports Its Highest Friday Ratings Since Last March; “Caught on Camera” Equals Its Series High and Captures NBC’s Top Rating in the Slot in Seven Months

Saturday’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships Score the Event’s Top Results in a Non-Winter Olympic Year Since 2012

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2016 – NBC has averaged a 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Jan. 18-24 , according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research.

Ranking among the week’s Top 30 primetime programs on the Big 4 in adults 18-49 last week were Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” (tied for #12), Monday’s “Superstore” (tied for #17), Wednesday’s “Law & Order: SVU” (tied for #17), Thursday’s “Blacklist” (tied for #23), Tuesday’s “Chicago Med” (tied for #23) and Wednesday’s “Chicago P.D.” (tied for #27). Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

Through the opening 18 weeks of the 2015-16 season, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics, while placing #2 in total viewers.

NBC leads the season by a +13% margin in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. a 2.3 for #2 CBS), up from a year-ago lead of +4%. It’s the biggest margin through 18 weeks of the season for any network in six years, since Fox held a +16% lead at this point in 2009-10.

NBC is matching its year-ago season average in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.6, “most current”) and adults 25-54 (3.2 vs. 3.2), and is up +3% season to season in total viewers (9.3 million vs. 9.0 million).

The 9.3 million is NBC’s highest total-viewer average 18 weeks into the season in nine years (since averaging 9.9 million at this point in 2006-07).

Primetime averages for the week of Jan. 18-24 in adults 18-49 are: Fox, 4.4 rating, 14 share; CBS, 1.5/5; NBC, 1.1/4; ABC, 1.1/3 and CW, 0.7/2. In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: Fox, 13.2 million; CBS, 8.7 million; NBC, 4.9 million; ABC, 4.0 million; and CW, 2.0 million.

“Most current” averages for the season to date are: NBC, 2.6/9; CBS, 2.3/8; Fox, 2.1/7; ABC, 1.8/6; and CW, 0.7/2. In overall total viewers, the season averages are: CBS, 11.1 million; NBC, 9.3 million; ABC, 6.8 million; Fox, 6.4 million; and CW, 1.8 million.

NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 18-24:

Monday

“Superstore” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) grew +13% week to week in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.5) and +5% in total viewers (5.660 million vs. 5.376 million). Week 3 in its regular slot retained 94% of the show’s regular-slot debut of two weeks earlier in both 18-49 (1.7. vs. 1.8 on Jan. 4) and total viewers (5.7 million vs. 6.0 million).

“Live Plus Three Day” Ratings: “Superstore” grew by +24% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.65 to 2.05) and by 841,000 viewers overall (5.7 million to 6.5 million). The 2.05 rating in L+3 lifts the show within a hundredth of a rating point of its season premiere of two weeks earlier (2.06 in L+3).

“Live Plus Seven Day” Ratings: To date, “Superstore” has grown in L+7 vs. L+SD by +24% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.87 to a 2.31) and 1.1 million viewers overall (6.6 million to 7.7 million).

Upscale: “Superstore generates a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

“Telenovela” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) increasd +10% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and +7% in total viewers (3.874 million vs. 3.612 million).  In its third week, “Telenovela” retained 85% of its regular-slot debut of two weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.1. vs. 1.3 on Jan. 4). L+3: “Telenovela” grew by +16% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.13 to 1.32) and by 519,000 viewers overall (3.9 million to 4.4 million). L+7: “Telenovela” has increased by +19% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.35 to a 1.61) and 821,000 viewers overall (5.0 million to 5.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Telenovela” has generated a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 119 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

“The Biggest Loser 17” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET), for its second hour from 10-11 p.m., ranked #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, topping ABC’s “Bachelor Live” in those categories. L+3: “Loser” grew by +36% in 18-49 (0.98 to 1.33) and 998,000 viewers (3.5 million to 4.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3. Upscale: “Loser” delivers a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

Tuesday

“Hollywood Game Night” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) scored new season highs in 18-49 and total viewers, growing +18% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.1) and +6% in total viewers (4.6 million vs. 4.4 million).  “HGN” ranked #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers. L+3: “HGN” increased by +11% in 18-49 (1.25 to 1.39) and 337,000 viewers (4.6 million to 5.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

“Chicago Med” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) doubled NBC’s January average in the slot last year (1.6 vs. 0.8 for comedies) and was up +186% in total viewers (7.050 million vs. 2.463 million). With its first regular-slot original since Dec. 8, “Med” built by +23% on its lead-in in 18-49 and by +52% in total viewers and led the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-34, men 18-34 (tie), women 18-34 and women 18-49 (tie). L+3: “Chicago Med” increased by +41% in 18-49 (1.56 to 2.20) and more than 2.2 million viewers (7.1 million to 9.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: “Chicago Med” has increased by +40% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.00 to a 2.80) and 2.7 million viewers overall (8.8 million to 11.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

“Chicago Fire” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure, winning by a +50% margin in adults 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.2 for CBS’s #2 “Limitless”). “Fire” was up +13% versus its average last season when airing without a “Voice” lead-in in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6). L+3: “Chicago Fire” grew by +51% in 18-49 (1.77 to 2.67) and 3.0 million viewers (8.2 million to 11.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: “Chicago Fire” has grown by +61% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.86 to a 2,99) and 3.6 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

Wednesday

“The Mysteries of Laura” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) equaled its season high in 18-49 and matched its highest rating since the Feb. 25, 2015 telecast featuring guest star Erick McCormack (1.4). L+3: “Laura” grew +26% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.15 to 1.45) and by 1.3 million persons in total viewers (7.0 million vs. 8.3 million). L+7: “The Mysteries of Laura” has increased by +40% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.11 to a 1.55) and 1.8 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) jumped +31% versus the same night last year in 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.3 on Jan. 21, 2015 vs. week 3 of Fox’s “Empire”) and built on this week’s lead-in by +42% in 18-49. “SVU” tied for #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in 18-49 and was #2 outright among those nets in total viewers. L+3: “SVU” grew +52% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.70 to 2.59) and by 2.4 million persons in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 9.3 million). L+7: “Law & Order: SVU” has grown by +71% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.65 to a 2.82) and 3.0 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

“Chicago P.D.” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and most other key demos. “P.D.” has now finished #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 versus the time period’s regular ABC and CBS drama competition with its last 27 regular-slot originals, dating back to November 2014. L+3: “Chicago P.D.” increased by +53% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.51 to 2.31) and by more than 2.8 million persons in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 9.4 million). L+7: “Chicago P.D.” has grown by +70% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.53to a 2.60) and 3.4 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

Thursday

“Heroes Reborn” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of its 18-49 rating for each of its prior two telecasts (1.0 on Jan. 14 and Jan. 7), as well as 99.9% of the prior week in total viewers (3.832 million vs. 3.834 million) to deliver the show’s second-most-watched episode since Nov. 5 (3.975 million). L+3: “Heroes Reborn” grew by +48% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.00 to 1.48) and by 1.1 million persons in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 4.9 million). The prior week’s “Heroes Reborn” added more than 650,000 (P2+) in seven days on NBC.com and Hulu (661,948). L+7: “Heroes Reborn” has increased by +76% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.32 to a 2.32) and more than 2.2 million viewers overall (4.4 million to 6.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Heroes Reborn” has generated a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

“The Blacklist” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched its highest 18-49 rating since the show’s season premiere Oct. 1 (1.8). In the time period, “Blacklist” ranked #2 outright in adults 18-49, and was also #2 or tied for #2 in the slot among the Big 4 in men 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34. “Blacklist” improved the slot +33% versus NBC’s average last season (1.5 vs. 1.2, L+SD non-sports) and was up +39% in total viewers (7.4 million vs. 5.3 million). L+3: “Blacklist” increased by +78% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.55 to 2.76) and 4.1 million persons in total viewers (7.4 million vs. 11.5 million), for the #1 gains of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage and overall total viewers. The previous week’s “Blacklist” grew by +75% (to a 2.8 rating) via time-shifting (3 days) and 7-day alternate-platform viewership (1.58 rating to a projected 2.77 rating in TAMi estimates). L+7: “The Blacklist” has grown by +99% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.50 to a 2.98) and 4.9 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 11.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

Upscale: “Blacklist” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 152 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current” including L+3).

“Shades of Blue” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.3) and +4% in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 6.6 million) to once again win the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures (including a tie in men 25-54). In its first three weeks, “Shades” has delivered NBC’s only three in-season regular-program wins in the Thursday 10 p.m. hour in 18-49 versus original ABC and CBS competition in nearly six years  (since March 4, 2010) and in total viewers in nearly eight years (since March 27, 2008). “Shades” has also generated NBC’s three highest total-viewer results in the slot with in-season regular programming in nearly seven years (since April 16, 2009, “Southland,” 9.6 million).

L+3: “Shades” grew by a best-yet +75% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.36 to 2.38) and by 3.8 million persons in total viewers (6.9 million vs. 10.7 million), for the #2 gains of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage and overall total viewers, behind only “Blacklist.” The previous week’s “Shades” added more than 750,000 full-episode views (P2+) in seven days on NBC.com and Hulu (756,461).

L+7: The Jan. 7 premiere of “Shades of Blue” grew by +72% in adult 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.81 to 3.12) and +4.9 million persons in total viewers (8.550 million vs. 13.466 million).  Among NBC series premieres, “Shades of Blue” delivered the #3 biggest L+7 increase ever in total viewers (4.916 million), behind only “Blindspot” (5.984 million) and “The Blacklist” (+5.696 million). It was the #2 biggest lift of the week on the broadcast nets in total viewers (behind only “Big Bang Theory's” 5.106 million).

Friday

“Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) delivered a season high in 18-49 and matched its series high (last achieved on Dec. 26, 2014, 0.9), to score NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the hour in seven months (since June 5, “Jurassic Park,” 1.0 from 8-9 p.m.). Versus its prior Friday original, “Caught on Camera” grew +29% in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.7 on Dec. 18) and +7% in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.4 million).

“Dateline NBC” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall) reported a new season high in adults 18-49 and its high since March 20, 2015 (1.3). The 1.3 also equals “Dateline’s” highest Friday rating since Nov. 21, 2014 (1.5). In the key news demo of adults 25-54, “Dateline” matched its Friday high (1.8) since March 6, 2015 (1.9). The Jan. 22 “Dateline” also delivered the show’s most-watched Friday edition since April 3, 2015 (5.9 million). For its second hour from 10-11 p.m. ET, “Dateline” outrated ABC’s “20/20” head-to-head in all key measures and was the #1 newsmagazine of the night in every key category. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline NBC” has grown by +29% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.00 to a 1.29) and 1.0 million viewers overall (4.8 million to 5.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Dateline” delivers a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

Saturday

NBC Sports’ primetime coverage of the “U.S. Figure Skating Championships” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) increased by +20% or 0.1 of a point versus the year-ago coverage in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and was up +11% in total viewers (3.701 million vs. 3.334 million). These are the top “U.S. Figure Skating Championship” primetime ratings in a non-Winter Olympic year since 2012 (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.711 million viewers overall).  In 18-49, the 0.6 equals the event’s highest rating in a non-Olympic year since 2009 (0.8/2).

Sunday

“Dateline NBC” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET), facing competition from  Fox’s telecast of the NFC Championship Game, maintained 100% of the prior week’s 7-8 p.m. ratings in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6) and adults 25-54 (0.9 vs. 0.9).

A rebroadcast of the 2011 feature film “Bridesmaids” (0.9/2 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) was the night’s top non-sports / non-news telecast on the Big 4 networks that did not benefit from an NFL lead-in in 18-49 (excludes CBS’s “60 Minutes” and Fox’s “X-Files” premiere). “Bridesmaids” grew +100% from its first half-hour to its sixth in 18-49 (0.6 to 1.2) and by +62% or 1.4 million persons in total viewers (2.3 million to 3.7 million).

WEEKLY AVERAGES
Average rating, share and audience in each category

ADULTS 18-49

Fox 4.4/14, 5.6 million

CBS 1.5/5, 1.8 million

NBC 1.1/4, 1.4 million

ABC 1.1/3, 1.4 million

CW 0.7/2, 0.9 million

Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

ADULTS 25-54

Fox 5.2/14, 6.2 million

CBS 2.1/6, 2.5 million

NBC 1.5/4, 1.8 million

ABC 1.3/4, 1.6 million

CW 0.8/2, 1.0 million

Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Fox 4.4/12, 13.2 million

CBS 2.9/8, 8.7 million

NBC 1.7/4, 4.9 million

ABC 1.3/4, 4.0 million

CW 0.7/2, 2.0 million

Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

SEASON TO DATE
Average rating, share and audience in each category

ADULTS 18-49

NBC 2.6/9, 3.3 million

CBS 2.3/8, 2.9 million

Fox 2.1/7, 2.7 million

ABC 1.8/6, 2.3 million

CW 0.7/2, 0.9 million

Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

ADULTS 25-54

NBC 3.2/9, 3.9 million

CBS 3.1/9, 3.7 million

Fox 2.5.7, 3.0 million

ABC 2.3/6, 2.7 million

CW 0.8/2, 0.9 million

Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

CBS 3.7/10, 11.1 million

NBC 3.1/9, 9.3 million

ABC 2.3/6, 6.8 million

Fox 2.2/6, 6.4 million

CW 0.6/2, 1.8 million

Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

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