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NBC TIES FOR #1 IN 18-49 FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF FEB. 11-17

“This Is Us” & “AGT: Champions” Tie for #3 Among Primetime Big 4 Shows, “Game of Games” Ranks #5, “Chicago Med” Ties for #8, “Fire” Ties for #10 and “Med,” “Manifest” & “Titan Games” Tie for #12

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 & Every Key Adult-Female Demo

NBC Wins Monday, "Manifest" Jumps +22% Week to Week to Equal Its High Since Nov. 5, "AGT: Champions" Hits a New Series High in Total Viewers

NBC Takes Tuesday, "This Is Us" & "Game of Games" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night in 18-49, "New Amsterdam" Rules at 10 by a +25% Margin

Wednesday’s "Chicago Med" & "Fire" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night in Total Viewers, "Chicago P.D." Delivers Its Most-Watched Non-Crossover Episode in Three Years

On Thursday, "Titan Games" Grows Week to Week by +22% in 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 20, 2019 — NBC has tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in primetime ratings for the week of Feb. 11-17 in adults 18-49 and finished #2 in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.

NBC’s strong week was paced by “This Is Us” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which tied for #3 among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in the key 18-49 demographic. Also leading NBC last week were “Ellen’s Game of Games” (#5), “Chicago Med” (tied for #8), “Chicago Fire” (tied for #10), “Chicago P.D.,” “Manifest” and “Titan Games” (tied for #12) and “New Amsterdam” (tied for #19).

NBC finished #1 for the week in adults 18-49, tied with Fox with 0.9 ratings each, and NBC delivered more 18-49 viewers (1.2 million vs. 1.1 million). NBC also ranked #1 or tied for #1 for the week among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demos.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demographics.

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 21 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Feb. 11-17

NBC…0.9

Fox…0.9

ABC…0.8

CBS…0.8

CW…0.3

Total Viewers

CBS…6.3 million

NBC…5.2 million

ABC…3.8 million

Fox…3.6 million

CW…0.9 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

NBC…1.8

Fox…1.8

CBS…1.7

ABC…1.2

CW…0.4

Total Viewers

CBS…9.5 million

NBC…7.9 million

Fox…6.4 million

ABC…5.3 million

CW…1.4 million

NBC highlights for the week of Feb. 11-17:

Monday

NBC wom the night in adults 18-49, total viewers and adults, men and women 25-54.

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (1.7 rating in 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) delivered a series high in total viewers. Growing by +6% week to week in both 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.6) and total viewers (10.4 million vs. 9.8 million), “AGT: Champions” ranked as the #1 show of the night in total viewers and adults 25-54. The Feb. 11 episode was up +6% versus NBC’s season average in the timeslot prior to “AGT: The Champions” in 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.6, L+SD) and by +1.8 million persons or +21% in total viewers (10.4 million vs. 8.6 million).

“Live Plus 35 Day Plus Digital” Ratings: “AGT: The Champions” has grown by +47% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.71 to a 2.52).

“Manifest” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s 18-49 high since Nov. 5 (1.2) and deliverd its most-watched episode since Nov. 12 (6.1 million), jumping week to week by +22% in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and +15% in total viewers (6.0 million vs. 5.2 million). The Feb. 11 “Manifest” ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key demographic. L+7: “Manifest” has increased by +123% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.31 to a 2.92) and +6.3 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 13.1 million). The gain of +1.61 rating points in 18-49 is the #2 biggest L+7 lift on television this season (behind only “This Is Us”) and the increase of +6.341 million viewers is television’s #1 biggest L+7 gain. L+35+Digital: “Manifest” has grown by +314% in adult 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.31 to a 5.42).

Tuesday

NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and every other key demographic (including a tie in men 25-54).

“Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.5 rating in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the #2 show of the night in adults 18-49, behind only “This Is Us” and won the 8 p.m. hour among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34. Week to week, “Games” grew +7% in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.4), and from half-hour to half-hour grew in every key measure, including a gain of +23% in adults 18-49 (1.3 to 1.6). L+7+Digital: “Game of Games” is growing by +31% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 1.59 to a 2.08).

“This Is Us” (1.7 rating in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) was the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, winning the timeslot by a +70% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 1.7 rating vs. a 1.0 for CBS’ #2 “FBI”), and also takes the time period among those networks in all other key demographics. L+7: “This Is Us” is increasing by +84% in 18-49 rating (from a 2.18 to a 4.01) and more than +5.5 million viewers overall (8.7 million to 14.3 million) going from L+SD to L+7. The gain of +1.83 rating points in 18-49 is the #1 strongest average L+7 lift on television this season and the increase of +5.544 million viewers is television’s #3 biggest L+7 gain. L+35+Digital: “This Is Us” has grown by +232% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 2.18 to a 7.23).

“New Amsterdam” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49 by a +25% margin (1.0 vs. 0.8 for CBS’ “NCIS: New Orleans”), and also ranked #1 in the timeslot among those dramas in adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and all key adult-female demos. “New Amsterdam” maintained a steady 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 for a fourth consecutive telecast. L+7: “New Amsterdam” has grown by +102% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.25 to a 2.52) and more than +5.3 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 11.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7. The gain of +5.334 million viewers is the #4 biggest L+7 lift on television so far this season. L+35+Digital: “New Amsterdam” has grown by +238% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.25 to a 4.23).

Wednesday

NBC won the night in total viewers with the #1-2 shows of the night, “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire,” and ranked #2 in 18-49 with the “Chicago” dramas all finishing #2 or tied for #3 shows of the night. NBC’s Wednesday schedule of “Chicago” dramas has ranked as the #1 regular lineup in total viewers on 14 of the 14 Wednesdays it’s aired so far this season.

“Chicago Med” (1.3 rating in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) scored as the #1 most-watched show of the night on the Big 4 networks and was the #2 show in 18-49, behind only Fox’s “The Masked Singer.” “Med” ranked #1 in the 8-9 p.m. timeslot in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54 and every other key measure (including a tie in men 18-34). L+7: “Med” is increasing by +59% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.24 to a 1.97) and +3.1 million viewers overall (8.2 million to 11.3 million). L+35+Digital: “Med” is growing by +117% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.24 to a 2.69).

“Chicago Fire” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Med,” and tied as the #3 show in 18-49 behind only “The Masked Singer” and “Med.” “Fire” won the timeslot in total viewers, beating “The Masked Singer” by +7% (8.4 million vs. 7.8 million). L+7: “Fire” is growing by +71% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.26 to a 2.15) and more than +3.6 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+7. L+35+Digital: “Fire” is increasing by +134% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.26 to a 2.95).

“Chicago P.D.” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure, delivering the most-watched “P.D.” episode, excluding crossovers, in more than three years (since Jan. 13, 2016, 8.0 million). “P.D.” tied as the #3 show of the night in 18-49, behind only “The Masked Singer” and “Chicago Med.” L+7: “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +92% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.11 to a 2.13) and more than +4.0 million viewers overall (7.0 million to 11.0 million). L+35+Digital: “P.D.” has grown by +165% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.11 to a 2.94).

Thursday

“The Titan Games” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) jumped +22% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and +6% in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.1 million) and outscored by +38% NBC’s average in the timeslot this season prior to “Titan Games” in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.8, L+SD non-sports) and by more than +1.5 million persons or +54% in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 2.8 million). L+7+Digital: “Titan Games” is increasing by +54% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 1.45 to a 2.24).

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) was up +14% versus what the show averaged last season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and up +46% in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 1.8 million) and matched NBC’s average in the Thursday 9-9:30 timeslot this season prior to “B99” in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8). L+7+Digital: “B99” has grown by +166% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 0.97 to a 2.58).

“Will & Grace” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) built by +15% on its lead-in in total viewers. L+35+Digital: “Will & Grace” has increased by +213% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.80 to a 2.50).

“Law & Order: SVU” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the hour among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in adults 18-34 and women 25-54 and took the timeslot outright in women 18-34. Week to week, “SVU” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and grew in total viewers (4.181 million vs. 4. 164 million). L+35+Digital: “SVU” is growing by +254% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.92 to a 3.26).

Friday

“Blindspot” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 or tied for #2 among the Big 4 nets in the timeslot in adults, men and women 18-34.

“The Blacklist” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched its season high for a Friday telecast in adults 18-49, maintaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6). L+7+Digital: “Blacklist” is increasing by +133% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7+Digital (from a 0.57 to a 1.33).

“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 3.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew +0.1 of a point or +20% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5), maintained 100% in adults 25-54 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and increased by +8% in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.8 million), to equal the show’s adult 18-49 high since Dec. 14 (0.8).

Sunday

The NBC Movie of the Week “How to Train Your Dragon” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 7-9 p.m. ET) grew +50% from its first half-hour to its fourth in adults 18-49 (0.4 to 0.6) and +29% in total viewers (2.1 million to 2.7 million).

The NBC Special “Elvis All-Star Tribute” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET), for its second hour from 10-11 p.m., won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. The special was up +16% versus NBC’s non-sports average in the timeslot last season in total viewers (5.5 million vs. 4.7 million).

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