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‘THIS IS US’ RANKS AS THE #1 DRAMA FOR THE JAN. 27-FEB. 2 WEEK IN 18-49

“TIU,” “AGT: Champions” & “Ellen’s Game of Games” All Finish in the Week’s 18-49 Top 10, Excluding Sports

NBC Wins Monday in Total Viewers, "AGT: Champions" Ranks #1 for the Night, "Manifest" & “Champions” Grow for a 2nd Straight Week

NBC Takes Tuesday in 18-49, "This Is Us" Is the #1 Show; "Game of Games" Hits a Season High in Total Viewers; "New Amsterdam" Ties for #1 at 10 p.m.

Wednesday’s "Chicago Fire" Equals Its Highest Encore Rating Since Sept. 2017

On Thursday, the "Good Place" Finale Scores the Show’s Top Numbers Since Premiere Week; "Superstore" Rings Up Its Most-Watched Episode Since Halloween

Social: The “Good Place” Finale Scores as the Most Social Scripted Show of the Week, the Most Social Primetime Comedy Telecast Since the “Big Bang Theory” Finale and the Most Social NBC Primetime Comedy Telecast Ever

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 4, 2020 — NBC has averaged a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“This Is Us” ranked as the week’s #1 drama in adult 18-49 rating. Among primetime shows on the Big 4 networks, excluding sports, “Us” (#3), “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (tied for #4) and “Ellen’s Game of Games” (tied for #7) generated top 10 rankings.

Season to date, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.256 million persons of #1 in total viewers behind CBS, the closest NBC has run to first place in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 17 years, since the 2002-2003 season when NBC ranked within 546,000 viewers of #1 at this point.

Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

Week 19 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Fox…7.4

ABC…0.6

NBC…0.6

CBS…0.6

CW…0.2

Total Viewers

Fox…25.1 million

CBS…5.2 million

NBC…3.4 million

ABC…3.3 million

CW…0.6 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

Fox…2.2

NBC…1.6

CBS…1.1

ABC…1.1

CW…0.3

Total Viewers

Fox…8.0 million

CBS…7.8 million

NBC…7.3 million

ABC…5.2 million

CW…1.1 million

NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2:

Monday

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, topping ABC’s “The Bachelor” by more than +1.3 million persons or +23% head to head from 8-10 p.m. (7.3 million vs. 6.0 million). “AGT: Champions” maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1) and grew +4% in total viewers (7.3 million vs. 7.0 million), increasing in total viewers for a second straight week to its most-watched episode since the show’s season premiere on Jan. 6 (8.1 million viewers).

“Manifest” (0.6 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m.) increased in total viewers for a second week in a row to the show’s most-watched episode since its season premiere on Jan. 6 (4.7 million viewers). In the men 18-49 and men 25-54 demos, “Manifest” ties for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the timeslot. Week to week, Manifest increased by +2% in total viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.6 million) and versus NBC’s average in the timeslot this season prior to “Manifest’s” debut in total viewers, the Jan. 27 episode was up +8% (3.719 million vs. 3.447 million). Social: “Manifest” scored as Monday’s most social scripted primetime drama, with 115,000 Total Interactions, up +16% from the previous episode’s 99,000 and +10% higher than the series-average 104,000 (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/27/20, Primetime, Drama Series).

Tuesday

NBC won Tuesday among the Big 4 networks in in adults 18-49, as well as adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics.

“Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0) and grew +3% in total viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.7 million), to a new season high in viewers. It was the second week in a row “Games” has grown in total viewers and third week in a row it’s maintained a steady 1.0 in 18-49.

“This Is Us” (1.4 rating in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.4) and 97% in total viewers (6.4 million vs. 6.6 million), while ranking as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults18-34 and all key adult-female demographics. “TIU” dominated the 9-10 p.m. hour, beating the #2 show in adults 18-49 by a +56% margin (1.4 vs. 0.9 for CBS’ “FBI”), and also won the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in all other key demographics (including a tie in men 25-54). Social: “This Is Us” was the #3 most social scripted primetime drama of the week, with 379,000 Total Interactions (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/20/20-1/26/20, Primetime, Drama Series).

“New Amsterdam” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 In the timeslot in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 and ranked #1 outright in women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. Week to week, “New Amsterdam” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) and grew +3% in total viewers (4.9 million vs. 4.7 million). Social: “New Amsterdam” generated 87,000 Total Interactions, up +15% versus the prior episode’s 11,000 and +118% higher than the series-average 40,000. That made it the #2 most social episode in series history, behind only the Season 2 premiere. Delayed Viewing: To date, the Sept. 24 “New Amsterdam” season premiere has easily tripled in 18-49 rating, up +289% with digital and linear delayed viewing versus its next-day L+SD rating (growing from a 0.99 to a 3.85) and by +9.5 million viewers overall (5.9 million persons to 15.4 million).

Wednesday

A rebroadcast of “Chicago Med” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s top 18-49 rating for an encore since Jan. 30, 2019 (0.7). In total viewers, it’s the most-watched “Med” rebroadcast since March 6, 2019 (4.714 million). The Jan. 29 encore grew +20% versus the show’s prior encore in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5 on Jan. 1 at 9 p.m.) and +12% in total viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.2 million).

An encore “Chicago Fire” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched the show’s highest 18-49 rating for a rebroadcast since Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at 10 p.m. (0.7). In total viewers, it was the most-watched “Fire” encore since March 6, 2019 (4.431 million). The Jan. 30 “Fire” rebroadcast jumped +50% versus the show’s prior encore in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.4 on Jan. 1 at 8 p.m.) and +16% in total viewers (4.291 million vs. 3.713 million).

A rebroadcast of “Chicago P.D.” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of the show’s previous rebroadcast in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5 on Jan. 1).

Thursday

For the night, NBC tied for #2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 with CBS and Fox.

“Superstore” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) increased its viewership for a third straight week to deliver the show’s most-watched episode since Oct. 31 (3.0 million). In 18-49 rating, “Superstore” matched its high since Nov. 14 (0.8), maintaining +100% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) while growing in total viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.7 million). Social: “Superstore” earned 49,000 Total Interactions, increasing by +79% versus the episode’s 27,000 and by +35% versus the season-average 13,000 (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/30/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Comedies).

The series finale of “The Good Place” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 8:30-9:43 p.m. ET) delivered the show’s highest 18-49 and total-viewer results since its Sept. 26, 2019 season premiere (0.7 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall), matching the show’s season high in 18-49 and best rating since Jan. 17, 2019 (0.8). “Good Place” grew +17% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6 from 8:30-9 p.m.) and +9% in total viewers (2.3 million vs. (2.1 million).

Social: With 1.6 million Total Interactions, “The Good Place” finale scored as:

  • The #1 most social scripted program of the week.
  • The #1 most social primetime comedy telecast of the 2019-20 season-to-date.
  • The #1 most social primetime comedy telecast since “The Big Bang Theory” finale.
  • The #1 most social NBC primetime comedy telecast ever,

The 1.6 million Total Interactions is an increase of +189% from the previous episode’s (554,000) and +1039% higher than series-average 140,000, to make this the most social episode in series history (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/27/20-2/2/20, Percent Share, Primetime, All Series)

Kristen Bell:

  • Had the #1 most engaging post of the week for all scripted programs, generating 279,000 engagements with an image of her and Ted Danson saying goodbye to “The Good Place” fans (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 1/27/20-2/2/20, Percent Share, Primetime, All Series).
  • Had the #1 most shared Twitter post of the week (3,000) for any scripted primetime comedy series, with a behind-the-scenes video of the final shoot day (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 1/27/20-2/2/20, ListenFirst Content Shares (Twitter), Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Comedy).
  • Had the Instagram post with the #2 most content responses of the week (109,000) for any scripted primetime comedy series, with an image celebrating the main and recurring cast (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 1/27/20-2/2/20, ListenFirst Content Shares (Twitter), Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Comedy).

A Seth Meyers-hosted “Good Place Live” post-show special aired from 9:42-10 p.m. ET and averaged a 0.5 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers from 9:30-10 p.m.

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 outright in adults 25-54. The Jan. 30 “SVU” retained 100% of the show’s prior original in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6 on Jan. 16) and grew in total viewers (3.627 million vs. 3.595 million).

Friday

“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers. Despite the prior week’s preemption, “Lincoln” maintained 100% of the show’s previous telecast in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4 on Jan. 17). Social: With 23,000 Total Interactions, “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” grew +21% versus the prior episode’s 19,000.

The NBC Special “The Road to F9: Fast & Furious Fan Fest” (0.3 rating in adults 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) maintained 100% from its first half-hour to its second in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54 and grew in women 18-49 and women 18-34.

“Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in adults 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 2.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET), despite the previous week’s preemption, retained 100% of the show’s prior telecast in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5 from 9-11 p.m. on Jan. 17). From its first half-hour to its second, “Dateline” maintained 100% in adults 18-49 and 25-54 and grew in women 18-49 and women 25-54, despite the 10 p.m. hour. Delayed Viewing: In L+7 Nielsens, “Dateline” is growing this season by +53% going from L+SD to L+7 Nielsens in 18-49 rating (from a 0.53 to a 0.81) and +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million).

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