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NBC TIES FOR #1 FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF APRIL 10-16 IN 18-49

Monday’s “Voice” Ranks #3 Among Prime Big 4 Telecasts for the Week in 18-49, #2 in 25-54, #1 in Kids 2-11; Tuesday’s “Voice” Recap, “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Justice” & “Trial & Error” Also Finish in the Top 30

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49 by +10% Over Super Bowl-Boosted Fox, Is Retaining 100% Season to Season in Adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 and Is Up in Total Viewers

"The Voice" Leads NBC to Monday Wins Among the Big 4 in All Key Measures, Is the #1 Show in 18-49 by a +31% Margin Over "Dancing"

NBC Takes Tuesday With an Encore Recap "Voice" Scoring as the #1 Show of the Night; "Trial & Error" Retains 100% Vs. the Prior Week at 9, Grows +14% at 9:30 to Deliver the Night’s Only Week-to-Week Gain on the Big 4

Wednesday’s "Chicago P.D." Encore Finishes Within 0.1 of the Timeslot Win in 18-49 Vs. Original Drama Competition

Thursday’s "Chicago Med" Grows to Its Strongest Numbers Since March 16; "Blacklist: Redemption" & "Powerless" Retain 100% Week to Week in 18-49

On Sunday, “Shades of Blue” Wins at 10, Retaining 100% Vs. the Prior Week on a Holiday Sunday

L+3: The Prior Sunday’s “Shades of Blue” Generated the Night’s Strongest L+3 Lifts on the Big 4 in 18-49 and Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 18, 2017 — NBC has tied for #1 for the ratings week of April 10-16 in primetime’s key demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

NBC’s week was led by the Monday edition of “The Voice,” which ranked #3 among primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for the week in adults 18-49. “The Voice” also finished #2 for the week in adults, men and women 25-54 and #1 among kids 2-11.
 

Joining Monday’s “Voice” in the week’s top 30 primetime programs on the Big 4 networks were Tuesday’s “Voice” encore recap (tied for #6), Thursday’s “Chicago Med” (tied for #14), Sunday’s “Chicago Justice” (tied for #26) and Tuesday’s 9 p.m. edition of “Trial & Error” (tied for #26).

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 in adults 18-49, with a +10% margin over #2 Fox despite that network’s boosts from the Super Bowl and last fall’s seven-game Cubs-Indians World Series. NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 for the season among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults, men and women 25-54; women 18-49; and adults and women 18-34.

NBC is retaining 100% of its year-ago average in adults 18-49 (with a 2.2 rating vs. a 2.2), adults 18-34 (1.5. vs. 1.5) and adults 25-54 (2.8 vs. 2.8), while in total viewers, NBC is up +0.4% this season versus last (8.383 million vs. 8.353 million).

Week 30 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “L+SD,” April 10-16

CBS…0.9

ABC…0.9

NBC…0.9

Fox…0.8

CW…0.3

Total Viewers

CBS…6.6 million

ABC…4.5 million

NBC…4.4 million

Fox…2.5 million

CW…0.9 million

Season to Date, All Programs

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

NBC…2.2

Fox…2.0

CBS…1.9

ABC…1.6

CW…0.7

Total Viewers

CBS…9.9 million

NBC…8.4 million

ABC…6.3 million

Fox…6.3 million

CW…1.8 million

NBC highlights for the week of April 10-16:

Monday

NBC won Monday night among the Big 4 networks in all key categories, led by the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49, “The Voice” (2.1/8 in 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET), which ranked #1 in its two-hour timeslot over “Dancing With the Stars” in every key demographic, including a win in adults 18-49 by a +31% margin (2.1 vs. 1.6). “Voice” retained 95% week to week in 18-49 (2.1 vs. 2.2) and 98% in total viewers (9.9 million vs. 10.0 million in official nationals. Versus the comparable episode of the prior cycle, “The Voice” grew +5% of in 18-49 (2.1 vs. 2.0 on Oct. 31, 2016) and +4% in total viewers (9.9 million vs. 9.5 million).

“Live Plus Three Day” Ratings: “The Voice” grew by +21% in 18-49 (from a 2.10 rating to a 2.55) and more than +1.4 million viewers overall (9.9 million to 11.3 million) going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to L+3.

“Live Plus Seven Day” Ratings: So far this season, “The Voice” is growing by +26% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 2.54 to a 3.20) and +2.0 million viewers overall (11.0 million to 13.0 million).

Upscale: Monday’s “The Voice” is delivering a strong upscale audience this season, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes, “most current” including L+3).

“Taken” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and ranked #2 in the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. L+3: “Taken” grew +32% in 18-49 (0.79 to 1.04) and +1.3 million viewers overall (4.2 million to 5.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: So far this season, “Taken” has increased by +30% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.18 to a 1.53) and +2.0 million viewers overall (5.8 million to 7.8 million).

Tuesday

NBC tied for #1 for the night in adults 18-49, marking the 16th straight Tuesday NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks.

An encore recap episode of “The Voice” (1.6/7 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 by a +23% margin (with a 1.6 rating vs. a 1.3 for ABC’s #2 “The Middle”). “The Voice” grew +14% versus the comparable year-ago recap in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.4 on April 5, 2016) and +15% in total viewers (7.760 million vs. 6.719 million).

“Trial & Error” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:30 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9) and 97% in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.8 million), despite a 16% drop in this week’s 18-49 lead-in (1.6 from an encore recap “Voice” vs. the previous week’s 1.9 for an original). L+3: The 9 p.m. “Trial” grew +19% in 18-49 (0.91 to 1.08) and +560,000 viewers overall (3.6 million to 4.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Trial & Error” has grown by +28% in 18-49 rating so far this season going from L+SD to L+7 (1.19 to a 1.52) and more than +1.1 million viewers overall (5.2 million to 6.3 million). Upscale: “Trial” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 121 at 9 p.m. and a 123 at 9:30 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

A second episode of “Trial & Error” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) grew +14% versus the prior week’s 9:30 episode in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and held 96% in total viewers (2.883 million vs. 3.014 million). It was the only Big 4 primetime telecast of the night to grow versus the prior Tuesday in 18-49. The 9:30 “Trial” retained 89% of its lead-in from the 9 p.m. telecast in adults 18-49 and 100% in adults 18-34 (0.5 vs. 0.5). L+3: The 9:30 “Trial” grew +18% in 18-49 (0.76 to 0.90) and +482,000 viewers overall (2.9 million to 3.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.

A rebroadcast of “Chicago Fire” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of its most recent regular-slot encore in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6 on Dec. 27, 2016) and grew +6% in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.9 million).

Wednesday

An 8 p.m. ET encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew +14% versus the show’s priro rebroadcast in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7 on March 8) to finish within 0.1 of Fox’s original “Shots Fired” (0.8 vs. 0.9 from 8-9 p.m.).

A rebroadcast “Law & Order: SVU” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of CBS’ firstrun “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” in adult 18-49 rating (0.8 vs. 0.9 from 9-10 p.m.) and tied it in adults 18-34.

An encore telecast of “Chicago P.D.” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of a point of #1 in 18-49 in the timeslot versus original dramas on ABC and CBS, tying CBS’ firstrun “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (0.8) and pulling within 0.1 of of ABC’s slot-winning “Designated Survivor” (0.9).

Thursday

A special Thursday “Trial & Error” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) retained 91% of its prior Tuesday telecast in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.9 million at 9:30 on April 11). L+3: “Trial” increased by +16% in 18-49 (0.64 to 0.74) and +345,000 viewers overall (2.6 million to 3.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3

“Powerless” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6) while also retaining 100% of this week’s special lead-in from “Trial & Error” and growing versus lead-in in adults 18-34. L+3: “Powerless” grew by +35% in 18-49 (0.57 to 0.77) and +370,000 viewers overall (2.0 million to 2.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Powerless” is increasing by +38% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 so far this season (from a 0.77 to a 1.06) and +636,000 viewers overall (2.4 million to 3.1 million). Upscale: “Powerless” generates a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 117 among adult 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

“Chicago Med” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) grew week to week by +10% in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0) and +3% in total viewers (6.358 million vs. 5.984 million) to win the hour in total viewers and deliver the show’s top results in both measures since March 16 (1.4 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers). L+3: “Med” increased by +59% in 18-49 (1.07 to 1.70) and +2.4 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: So far this season, “Med” has been increasing by +65% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.28 to a 2.11) and more than +3.2 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 10.0 million).

“The Blacklist: Redemption” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) and grew +4% in total viewers (3.849 million vs. 3.715 million). “Redemption” also tied for #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-34. L+3: “Blacklist: Redemption” grew by +54% in 18-49 (0.68 to 1.05) and +1.6 million viewers overall (3.8 million to 5.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Blacklist: Redemption” has grown by +62% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (0.78 to a 1.26) and more than +2.2 million viewers overall (4.1 million to 6.4 million). Upscale: “Blacklist: Redemption” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

Friday

“First Dates” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of the timeslot win in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.8 for CBS’ “MacGyver”) and tied for #1 in adults 18-34. “First Dates” equaled NBC’s average in the timeslot last season in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7, L+SD non-sports) and was up in total viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.1 million). “First Dates” finished within 0.1 of the previous week’s series debut in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.8) and grew in 18-34 (0.5 vs. 0.4). L+3: The prior week’s “First Dates” grew by +16% in 18-49 (0.79 to 0.92) and +456,000 viewers overall (3.8 million to 4.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. Upscale: “First Dates” is a strong upscale performer, generating a 125 index among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 indicating an average concentration of those homes).

“Dateline NBC” (0.8/4 in 18-49, 1.2 in adults 25-54, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and adults 25-54 (1.2 vs. 1.2), while growing +5% in total viewers (4.3 million vs. 4.1 million). “Dateline” ranked #2 in the time period in total viewers. L+3: The previous Friday’s “Dateline” increased by +28% in 18-49 (0.82 to 1.05) and +879,000 viewers overall (4.1 million to 5.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: “Dateline” is growing by +34% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.94 to a 1.26) and more than +1.2 million viewers overall (4.7 million to 6.0 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 111 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

Saturday

NBC Sports’ 8:09-11 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey, featuring the Nashville Predators at the Chicago Blackhawks, averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers overall.

Sunday

An encore telecast of “Little Big Shots” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 nets in adults 18-49 and total viewers, building on its lead-in by +33% in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.6 for a 7 p.m. “LBS” rebroadcast) and +1.6 million persons or +44% in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 3.7 million).

“Chicago Justice” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) grew +13% versus its encore lead-in this week, after a 77% retention versus its original lead-in on the prior Sunday (1.0 vs. 1.3). “Justice” ranked #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 and total viewers. L+3: The previous week’s “Justice” grew by +41% in 18-49 (0.95 to 1.41) and +2.0 million viewers overall (5.5 million to 7.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: “Chicago Justice” has grown by +53% so far this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.10 to a 1.68) and +2.6 million viewers overall (6.2 million to 8.8 million).

“Shades of Blue” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49 and every other key demo (including a tie in adults 25-54). Despite holiday distractions, “Shades” retained 100% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) and grew in total viewers (4.1 million vs. 4.0 million). L+3: The prior Sunday’s “Shades of Blue” grew +68% in 18-49 (0.68 to 1.14) and +2.1 million viewers overall (4.0 million to 6.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the night’s strongest L+3 lifts on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 rating and percentage, as well as total viewers. L+7: “Shades of Blue” is increasing by +83% in 18-49 rating so far this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.82 to a 1.50) and +2.7 million viewers overall (4.5 million to 7.3 million).

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