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NBC RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF APRIL 15-21

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 (Tie) & Every Key Adult-Female Demo and in Total Viewers Is the Closest It’s Been to #1 at This Point in the Season, Excluding Sports, in 16 Years

Monday’s "Voice" Is #1 for the Night, Grows Week to Week in 18-49; "Enemy Within" Maintains 100% and Ties for #1 Among the ABC-CBS-NBC Dramas at 10 p.m.

On Wednesday, NBC's "Chicago" Encore Lineup Ranks #2 for the Night in Total Viewers

On Thursday, "Superstore" Equals Its 18-49 High Since March 2018, Beats Its Year-Ago Telecast by +13%; "A.P. Bio" Is Steady for a Seventh Straight Episode

“Blacklist” Matches Its Friday Season High in 18-49, "Dateline" Reports Its Friday High Since December

Sunday’s "World of Dance" Maintains a Steady 0.7 for a 4th Straight Week

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 23, 2019 — NBC has averaged a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of April 15-21, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The Monday edition of “The Voice” tied for #3 among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in the key demographic of adults 18-49 for the week, In total viewers, the Monday “Voice” ranked #6 and the Tuesday edition finished #7.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 (tie) and all key adult-female demographics. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.485 million persons of #1 CBS, NBC’s closest position to #1 in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 16 years, since trailing by 688,000 persons at this time in 2002-03.

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 30 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” April 15-21

ABC…0.8

CBS…0.7

NBC…0.6

Fox…0.6

CW…0.2

Total Viewers

CBS…6.0 million

ABC…4.4 million

NBC…3.6 million

Fox…2.5 million

CW…0.8 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

NBC…1.7

Fox…1.6

CBS…1.6

ABC…1.3

CW…0.4

Total Viewers

CBS…9.1 million

NBC…7.4 million

ABC…5.7 million

Fox…5.6 million

CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of April 15-21:

Monday

NBC won Monday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers and was #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in every other key measure.

“The Voice” (1.3 rating in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) grew +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.2) and +0.5% in total viewers (7.7 million vs. 7.6 million). “Voice” scored ass the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.

“Live Plus 35 Day Plus Digital” Ratings: Monday’s “The Voice” has grown by +70% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.76 to a 3.00).

“The Enemy Within” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the hour among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34, retaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6) and 95% in total viewers (3.9 million vs. 4.1 million). L+7: “Enemy Within” has grown by +69% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.90 to a 1.52) and more than +3.0 million viewers overall (4.9 million to 8.0 million). L+35+Digital: “Enemy Within” has increased by +193% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.90 to a 2.64).

Tuesday

NBC tied for #1 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49.

“The Voice” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot in women 18-49 and women 18-34, while ranking as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49. Week to week,” “Voice” retained 98% in total viewers (7.2 million vs. 7.3 million). L+35+Digital: The Tuesday edition of “The Voice” has increased by +68% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.70 to a 2.86).

“The Village” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) retained 93% week to week in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 4.1 million) and tied for #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in women 18-34. L+3: The prior week’s “The Village” grew by +43% in 18-49 going from L+SD Nielsens to L+3 (0.7 to 1.0) and +1.4 million persons in total viewers (4.1 million to 5.5 million).

“New Amsterdam” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics, while retaining 97% week to week in total viewers (4.5 million vs. 4.6 million). L+7: “New Amsterdam” has grown by +106% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.18 to a 2.43) and +5.3 million viewers overall (6.3 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7. The gain of +5.335 million viewers is the #4 biggest L+7 lift on television so far this season. L+35+Digital: “New Amsterdam” has grown by +232% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.18 to a 3.95).

Wednesday

NBC’s encore lineup finishes #2 for the night among the Big 4 networks in total viewers, averaging 3.862 million persons.

An encore “Chicago Med” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) was up +20% versus the previous week’s rebroadcast in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and +2% in total viewers (4.237 million vs. 4.161 million), to rank #2 in the timeslot in total viewers.

An encore telecast of “Chicago Fire” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) finished #2 in the timeslot in total viewers and maintained 100% of the prior week’s rebroadcast in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6).

A rebroadcast of “Chicago P.D.” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot versus original drama competition on ABC and CBS in total viewers, tied for #2 among those dramas in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and ranked #1 among those dramas in women 18-34.

Thursday

“Superstore” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) equalled the show’s top 18-49 rating since March 22, 2018 (1.1 in 18-49), maintaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9), despite the return this week of original competition from CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” Versus the same night last year, “Superstore” was up +13% in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.8) and +10% in total viewers (3.040 million vs. 2.759 million). L+35+Digital: “Superstore” generates 44% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #2 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule, behind only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

“A.P. Bio” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5) and has now delivered a steady 0.5 in 18-49 for a seventh consecutive telecast. L+7+Digital: “A.P. Bio” generates 35% of its L+7+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, tied for the #4 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule, behind only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Superstore” and “The Good Place.”

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in the timeslot among men 18-34. L+35+Digital: “B99” derives 57% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule.

“Abby’s” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) retained 100% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4). L+7+Digital: “Abby’s” generates 30% of its L+7+digital 18-49 rating from digital sources.

An encore telecast of “Law & Order: SVU” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #2 in the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in aduts 18-49 and adults 25-54 with ABC’s original “For the People.”

Friday

“Blindspot” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and grew +4% in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.9 million), maintaining a steady 0.4 rating in 18-49 for a fourth straight telecast.

“The Blacklist” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s season high for a Friday telecast in adults 18-49, growing week to week by +20% in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and +13% in total viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.6 million). In the timeslot, “Blacklist” won the timeslot in total viewers and ranked #2 among Big 4 programs in adults 18-49. L+35+Digital: “Blacklist” is increasing by +204% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.55 to a 1.67).

“Dateline NBC” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 1.0 in adults 25-54, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) generated the show’s high for a Friday edition since Dec. 14, 2018 in both adults 18-49 (0.8 from 9-11 p.m.) and total viewers (4.6 million), and since Jan. 18 in adults 25-54 (1.0). Week to week, “Dateline” was up +17% in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6), up +25% in 25-54 (1.0 vs. 0.8) and up +24% in total viewers (4.1 million vs. 3.3 million), growing week to week for a third straight week in both 18-49 (from 0.4 on March 29 to 0.5 on April 5 to 0.6 on April 12 to 0.7 on April 19) and total viewers (from 3.197 million on March 29 to 3.238 million on April 5 to 3.281 million on April 12 to 4.053 million on April 19). “Dateline” matched its second-best Friday 18-49 rating of the season, trailing only the Dec. 14 edition (0.8 from 9-11 p.m.).

Saturday

NBC Sports’ 8:10-11:02 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey, featuring the Carolina Hurricanes at the Washington Capitals (0.5 rating in 18-49, 1.6 million viewers overall) tied as the #1 Big 4 primetime telecast of the night in 18-49.

Sunday

An encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” averaged a 0.4 rating in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET.

“World of Dance” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) maintained a steady 0.7 in 18-49 for a fourth week in a row, despite special competition from CBS’ “Motown 60” special and the night’s Easter Sunday distractions. L+3: The previous week’s “World of Dance” grew +43% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+3 (from a 0.7 to a 1.0) and +997,000 viewers (3.3 million to 4.3 million). L+7+Digital: “World Dance” generates 18% of its L+7+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage among NBC alternative series.

“Good Girls” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the timeslot in adults 18-49 and tied for #1 among those nets in women 18-34. L+3: The prior Sunday’s “Good Girls” increased by +67% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (0.6 to 1.0) and by +1.3 million viewers (2.4 million to 3.7 million). L+35+Digital: “Good Girls” derives 43% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage among NBC dramas.

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