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NBC WINS THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF NOV. 5-11 IN 18-49, TOTAL VIEWERS AND ALL OTHER KEY MEASURES

“Sunday Night Football” Is the #1 Show of the Week in Total Viewers and 18-49, “Voice,” “Chicago Fire,” Election Coverage, “Manifest” and “Chicago Med” Join It in the Top 20 in 18-49; In Total Viewers, “SNF,” “Voice,” “Med” & “Fire” Make the Top 10

“Voice” Is the Week’s #1 Alternative Series, “Manifest” Is the #1 New Series in 18-49

NBC Has Ranked 1 or Tied for #1 Every Week This Season in Adults 18-49 Except World Series Week, Has Finished #1 or Tied for #1 for 21 of the Last 22 Weeks

"Voice" & "Manifest Lead NBC to the Monday Victory Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure

L+3: “Manifest” Jumps +114% in L+3 to Generate Growth Vs. Its Prior Episode, Posts Monday’s Biggest Lifts in 18-49 and Total Viewers

NBC News Election Coverage Takes Tuesday Night Among the Broadcast Networks

NBC Wins Wednesday by Nearly 2 Million Viewers, "Chicago Med" Is the #1 Most-Watched Show, "Fire" & "P.D." Win at 9 & 10 in 18-49

L+3: “Chicago P.D.” Captures Wednesday’s Largest L+3 Lifts in 18-49 and Total Viewers

Thursday’s “Superstore” Earns Its Best Total-Viewer Result Since March, “Good Place” Rises to a Five-Week High, "SVU" Is the Night’s Top 10 p.m. Drama in 18-49

L+3: The Prior Friday’s “Midnight, Texas” Ties For the Night’s Biggest L+3 Lift on the Big 4 in 18-49 Percentage

Cowboys-Eagles “Sunday Night Football” Tops the Year-Ago Game by +15% in Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Nov. 13, 2018 — NBC has claimed the primetime ratings week of Nov. 5-11 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key ratings demographic (including a tie in men 18-34), according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.

NBC’s victorious week was led by Cowboys-Eagles “Sunday Night Football,” the #1 primetime telecast of the week in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

NBC also topped the week’s adult 18-49 ranker with the #1 alternative series, “The Voice,” and the #1 new series, “New Amsterdam.”

With the 18-49 win for the week, NBC has retaken the season-to-date lead from Fox, which had moved ahead two weeks earlier during a week of five primetime World Series telecasts, an NFL game and a separate NFL overrun.

That World Series week is the only week NBC has lost so far this season in 18-49. Extending back into last summer, NBC has now finished #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 for 21 of the last 22 weeks.

In 18-49, “SNF” ranked #1 among primetime Big 4 telecasts in 18-49, Monday’s “The Voice” finished #6, “Chicago Fire” and Tuesday’s NBC News election coverage tied for #11 and “Manifest” and “Chicago Med” tied for #15. Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

In total viewers, NBC placed four shows in the top 10 among Big 4 primetime programs: #1 “Sunday Night Football, #6 “The Voice,” #8 “Chicago Med” and #9 “Chicago Fire.”

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demographics. In total viewers, NBC is running within just 233,000 viewers of #1 CBS (9.131 million vs. 8.898 million), NBC’s closest position to CBS at this point in the season in 17 years, since holding the lead at this point in 2001.

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 7 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Nov. 5-11

NBC…1.8

Fox…1.5

CBS…1.1

ABC…0.9

CW…0.3

Total Viewers

NBC…7.1 million

CBS…6.8 million

Fox…5.3 million

ABC…4.6 million

CW…0.9 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

NBC…2.2

Fox…2.1

CBS…1.5

ABC…1.3

CW…0.4

Total Viewers

CBS…9.1 million

NBC…8.9 million

Fox…7.4 million

ABC…5.8 million

CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of Nov. 5-11:

Monday

NBC ranked #1 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key category.

“The Voice” (1.8 rating in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure, while maintain 100% week to week in 18-49 rating (1.8 vs. 1.8) and 96% in total viewers (9.0 million vs. 9.5 million).”Voice” won the two-hour time period among the Big 4 networks in all key categories, with a 100% margin over “Dancing With the Stars” head to head from 8-10 p.m. in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.0).

“Live Plus Three Day” Ratings: “The Voice” increased by +19% in 18-49 (from a 1.75 rating to a 2.08) and +1.5 million viewers overall (9.0 million to 10.5 million) going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to L+3.

“Live Plus Seven Day” Ratings: Monday’s “The Voice” has grown by +23% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.97 to a 2.42) and more than +1.9 million viewers overall (9.7 million to 11.7 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Voice” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.85.

Upscale: Monday’s “Voice” is delivering a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 106 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

“Manifest” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied as the #1 scripted show of the night with “9-1-1” and the 10-11 p.m. timeslot among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic. “Manifest” outrated ABC’s“The Good Doctor” in the hour in 18-49 by +20% (1.2 vs. 1.0) and topped CBS’ “Bull” by +50% (1.2 vs. 0.8). L+3: “Manifest” grew by +114% in 18-49 (from a 1.24 rating to a 2.65) and +5.3 million viewers overall (6.3 million to 11.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest lifts of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 rating and percentage, as well as total viewers. The L+3 lifts turned an -11% decline versus the show’s prior telecast in L+SD 18-49 rating (1.24 vs. 1.40 on Oct. 22) to a +2% gain (2.65 vs. 2.60). L+7: “Manifest” has increased by +108% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.68 to a 3.50) and +7.2 million viewers overall (8.2 million to 15.4 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Manifest” 18-49 rating increases to a 4.75, a +183% increase on the show’s L+SD figure. Upscale: “Manifest” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

Tuesday

NBC News coverage of the mid-term elections won the night among the broadcast networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. From 8-11 p.m. ET, election coverage averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, a 1.8 in adults 25-54 and 5.407 million viewers overall.

Wednesday

NBC won the night in total viewers, growing more than +2.7 million persons or +55% versus the same Wednesday last year (7.8 million vs. 5.1 million on Nov. 8, 2017). NBC’s total-viewer margin of victory for the night was +1.9 million viewers or +31% (7.839 million vs. 5.964 million for #2 CBS). NBC has ranked as the #1 entertainment network on seven of seven Wednesdays so far this season in total viewers.

“Chicago Med” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) was the #1 most-watched telecast of the night, with the show’s most-watched regular-slot episode since Thursday March 2, 2017 (8.8 million with a “Voice” lead-in). It was also NBC’s best overall audience delivery with in-season regular programming in the timeslot in nearly four years, since Nov. 19, 2014 (8.6 million for “Mysteries of Laura”). Week to week, “Med” grew by +9% in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.1) and +8% in total viewers (8.4 million vs. 7.8 million). L+3: “Med” grew by +47% in 18-49 (1.19 to 1.75) and +2.2 million viewers overall (8.4 million to 10.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: “Med” is increasing by +63% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.26 to a 2.05) and +3.3 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.3 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Med” 18-49 rating grows to a 2.40.

“Chicago Fire” (1.3 rating in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the broadcast networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers, growing +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.2) and +4% in total viewers (8.3 million vs. 8.0 million), to hit a four-week high in total viewers (best since Oct. 10, 8.4 million). “Fire” was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Med.” L+3: “Fire” was up +52% in 18-49 (1.27 to 1.93) and more than +2.7 million viewers overall (8.2 million to 11.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Fire” is growing by +64% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.31 to a 2.15) and +3.5 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 11.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7. With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Fire” figure increases to a 2.52 in 18-49.

“Chicago P.D.” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure, prevailing among those dramas by a +38% margin in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.8 for “Criminal Minds”) and in total viewers by more than +2.2 million persons or +50% (6.8 million vs. 4.6 million for “Criminal Minds”). L+3: “P.D.” grew by +74% in 18-49 (1.08 to 1.88) and +3.3 million viewers overall (6.8 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night in 18-49 rating and total viewers. L+7: “Chicago P.D.” is increasing by +87% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.17 to a 2.19) and more than +4.0 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 11.2 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “P.D.” figure grows to a 2.55.

Thursday

“Superstore” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) delivered the show’s most-watched episode since March 22 (3.8 million) and equaled its highest 18-49 rating since that same date (1.1). It was the second week in a row “Superstore” grew in total viewers and fourth week in a row it maintained a 0.9 in 18-49. L+3: “Superstore” increased by +46% in 18-49 (0.91 to 1.33) and +972,000 viewers overall (3.3 million to 4.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Superstore” is growing by +64% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.85 to a 1.39) and more than +1.2 million viewers overall (3.1 million to 4.3 million). When projected non-linear seven-day viewing is included, the “Superstore” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.15, a gain of +153% versus the show’s L+SD 0.85.Upscale: “Superstore” is attracting a strong upscale audience this season, indexing at a 117 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes. Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, “Superstore” is indexing at a 120.

“The Good Place” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) generated a five-week high in total viewers, the shows biggest audience since Oct. 4 (3.0 million). It was the second week in a row “Good Place” has grown in total viewers and fifth week in a row it’s maintained a 0.8 in 18-49. L+3: “The Good Place” grew by +62% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (0.84 to 1.36) and more than +1.2 million viewers overall (2.8 million to 4.0 million). L+7: “The Good Place” has increased by +84% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 so far this season (from a 0.89 to a 1.64) and by +1.8 million viewers overall (2.9 million to 4.7 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Good Place” figure grows to a 2.59, nearly three times the show’s 0.89 in L+SD. Upscale: “The Good Place” is generating powerful high-income and high-education audiences this season, indexing at a 140 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes), to rank #3 among primetime entertainment shows on the Big 4 networks, and a 155 among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college to rank #1.

An encore recap “Road to the Live Shows” Thursday edition of “The Voice” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) was up +20% versus NBC’s average in the timeslot so far this season in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.2 million). The “Voice” rebroadcast grew +8% from its first half-hour to its second in total viewers (3.7 million to 4.0 million) and maintained or increased its rating from half-hour to half-hour in every key demographic.

“Law & Order: SVU” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 among entertainment programs in the time period in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and most other key demos, topping the 10 p.m. ABC-CBS-NBC drama competition by a +29% margin in adults 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.7 each for ABC and CBS). L+3: “SVU” increased by +77% in 18-49 (0.93 to 1.65) and +2.5 million viewers overall (4.4 million to 6.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “SVU” has grown by +104% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.99 to a 2.02) and +3.2 million viewers overall (4.5 million to 7.7 million). When projected seven-day non-linear viewing is included, the “SVU” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.57, a +160% gain versus the show’s L+SD 0.99.

Friday

“Blindspot” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) scored the show’s highest 18-49 rating since its Oct. 12 season premiere (0.5) and equaled its high since March 30 (0.6), growing +0.1 of a point or +25% week to week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4) and +11% in total viewers (2.7 million vs. 2.4 million). L+3: The prior week’s “Blindspot” grew by +60% in 18-49 (0.42 to 0.67) and +1.1 million viewers overall (2.4 million to 3.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Blindspot” is growing by +87% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.46 to a 0.86) and more than +1.5 million viewers overall (2.7 million to 4.2 million). With the addition of projected seven-day non-linear ratings, the “Blindspot” 18-49 figure increases to a 1.08, a +135% gain versus the show’s L+SD 0.46. Upscale: “Blindspot” is generating a significant upscale audience, indexing at a 110 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes). Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, “Blindspot” is delivering a 115 index.

“Midnight, Texas” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and 98% in total viewers (1.948 million vs. 1.987 million). L+3: The previous Friday’s “Midnight” grew by 64% in 18-49 (0.39 to 0.64) and +937,000 viewers overall (2.0 million to 2.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, to tie for the biggest lift of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage.

“Dateline NBC” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 2.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished as the #1 newsmagazine of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, and maintained 100% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.5) and adults 25-54 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and 96% in total viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.9 million). L+3: The prior Friday’s “Dateline” increased by +47% in 18-49 (0.51 to 0.75) and more than +1.1 million viewers overall (2.9 million to 4.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +38% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.65 to a 0.90) and more than +1.1 million viewers overall (3.8 million to 4.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes. Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, Friday’s “Dateline” is indexing at a 111.

Saturday

NBC Sports coverage of Notre Dame Football, featuring Florida State at Notre Dame (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall from 7:30-11 p.m. ET) finished #2 for the night among the Big 4 nets in 18-49 and topped the comparable year-ago game by +6% in total viewers (3.173 million vs. 2.988 million for USC-Notre Dame on Oct. 21, 2017)..

Sunday

NBC Sports coverage of Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles “Sunday Night Football” (6.5 rating in 18-49, 20.1 million viewers overall from 8:23-11:26 p.m. ET) swept the night in all key ratings measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. The Cowboys-Eagles game is up +12% in 18-49 and +15% in total viewers versus the comparable year-ago Patriots-Broncos matchup (5.8 in 18-49, 17.5 million on Nov. 12, 2017).

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