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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 5/17/16

ABC
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 The Real O'Neals
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 NCIS

Viewers: 18.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 13.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

FOX
8:00 Megyn Kelly Presents

Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:00 Coupled
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

On Tuesday night, NCIS had a huge spike for its season finale and Michael Weatherly's farewell. It was up two million viewers and half a demo point for its best performance since January 5. This certainly is a good omen for next year when Weatherly's new show Bull will follow NCIS on the CBS lineup. At 9pm, the season finale of NCIS: New Orleans was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. At 10pm, Person of Interest was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. On NBC, The Voice was even before the season finales of the Chicago shows. At 9pm, Chicago Med was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, Chicago Fire was down a tenth in viewers but up a tenth in the demo.

I couldn't have been more wrong about the Megyn Kelly special on FOX. I thought the ongoing news between those two and the fact that Trump is a ratings magnet would mean big numbers, especially in total viewers, for her highly publicized sit down interview. But it was not a big draw at all, drawing just 4.8 million viewers and an anemic 0.8 demo. I guess the FOX news audience does not transfer over to the big network. It led into the series premiere of reality show Coupled, which was completely ignored with a 0.5 demo. Finally on ABC, Fresh Off the Boat was up three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, recovering from last week's poor showing. At 8:30pm, The Real O'Neals was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. It will be interesting to see how these shows do in the 9pm hour next year. At 9pm, the two hour finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was up a tenth in viewers and the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: NCIS (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Coupled (FOX)

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