NBC RULES THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF JULY 24-30 WITH 10 OF THE TOP 20 PRIMETIME SHOWS ON THE BIG 4 IN 18-49

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“America’s Got Talent,” “World of Dance,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “The Wall,” the Debut of “Midnight, Texas,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Night Shift,” “LBS: Forever Young,” “Dateline” and a “Talent” Encore All Earn Top-20 Ratings

In Total Viewers, “America’s Got Talent” & “World of Dance” Rank #1-2; It’s the Season’s Most-Watched “Talent”

NBC Has Claimed Nine Straight Weeks as the #1 Net in Both 18-49 and 25-54 When Counting Entertainment Programs Only; Has Taken Eight of Nine in Total Viewers

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49 by +19% Over CBS and Super Bowl-Boosted Fox

Monday’s “Midnight, Texas” Premiere Ranks as the #1 Premiere This Summer of Any New Or Returning Drama

L+3: “Midnight, Texas” Also Grabs the Biggest L+3 Lift in 18-49 Rating for a Broadcast Summer Drama Debut in Two Years

NBC Once Again Dominates Tuesday Against Big 4 Competition as “America’s Got Talent” Hits Season High in Total Viewers

L+3: “Talent” Delivers Tuesday’s Biggest L+3 Lifts in 18-49 Rating and Total Viewers, “World of Dance” Scores the Top Lift on the Big 4 in 18-49 Percentage

Thursday’s “The Night Shift” Hits Season Highs, Wins at 10; “Hollywood Game Night” Matches Its 18-49 High Since Feb. 2016, Ties for the 8-9 p.m. Win

L+7: “The Night Shift” Delivers Thursday’s Biggest L+3 Lift in Total Viewers

Friday’s “Dateline” Ranks As the #1 Show of the Night in 18-49, NBC Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 for an 11th Straight Friday, excluding Sports

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 1, 2017 — NBC has delivered a decisive win for the ratings week of July 24-30 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, claiming 10 of the week’s top-20 ratings among primetime shows on the Big 4 networks. NBC also won the week among those networks in total viewers and every other key ratings category.

According to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research, NBC series that generated top-20 rankings among primetime shows on the Big 4 networks last week included: “America’s Got Talent” (#1), “World of Dance” (tied for #5), “American Ninja Warrior” (#7), “The Wall” (tied for #8), Monday’s premiere of “Midnight, Texas” (tied for #11), “Hollywood Game Night” (tied for #11), “The Night Shift” (tied for #15), “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (tied for #15), “Dateline NBC” (tied for #15) and Friday’s rebroadcast of “America’s Got Talent” (tied for #20).

In total viewers, the most-watched “Talent” of the season finished #1 for the week and “World of Dance” ranked #2.

This is NBC’s sixth straight weekly win in 18-49 and the network has taken five of six in total viewers.

Counting just entertainment programming, NBC won the week in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, marking the ninth straight week NBC has finished as the #1 network in entertainment programming (excluding live news and sports) in 18-49 and 25-54. In total viewers, NBC has won eight of the last nine weeks in entertainment-program ratings.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 in adults 18-49, with a +19% margin over CBS and Fox, despite Fox’s boosts from the Super Bowl and last fall’s seven-game Cubs-Indians World Series. NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 for the season among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults, men and women 25-54; men and women 18-49; adults 18-34 and women 18-34.

Counting only entertainment programs season to date (excluding live news and sports), NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.

Week 45 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “L+SD,” July 24-30

NBC…0.9

CBS…0.7

ABC…0.7

Fox…0.5

CW…0.2

Total Viewers

NBC…4.7 million

CBS…4.3 million

ABC…3.1 million

Fox…1.6 million

CW…0.9 million

Season to Date, All Programs

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

NBC…1.9

Fox…1.6

CBS…1.6

ABC…1.5

CW…0.6

Total Viewers

CBS…8.7 million

NBC…7.6 million

ABC…5.9 million

Fox…5.1 million

CW…1.7 million

Season to Date, Entertainment Programs Only

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

Excludes Live News & Sports

NBC…1.6

ABC…1.5

CBS…1.4

Fox…1.2

CW…0.6

NBC highlights for the week of July 24-30:

Monday

“American Ninja Warrior” (from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 among all programs in both 18-49 with a 1.4/6 and total viewers with 5.7 million viewers.

“Live Plus Three Day” Ratings: “Ninja” grew by +13% in 18-49 (from a 1.40 rating to a 1.58) and +641,000 viewers overall (5.7 million to 6.3 million) going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to L+3.

“Live Plus Seven Day” Ratings: “American Ninja Warrior” has grown by +24% in 18-49 rating so far this summer going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.43 to a 1.78) and +1.1 million viewers overall (5.7 million to 6.8 million).

Upscale: “Ninja” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 123 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes, “most current” including L+3).

From 10-11 p.m., the premiere of the new drama “Midnight, Texas” handily won its timeslot with a 0.9/4 in 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers. “Midnight, Texas,” which easily outperformed the debut of the new ABC drama “Somewhere Between” in the same timeslot, was the #1 premiere this summer of a new or returning drama. L+3: “Midnight, Texas” grew by +44% in 18-49 (0.94 to 1.35) and +1.3 million viewers overall (3.6 million to 4.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3, for the biggest L+3 lifts of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage and total viewers. It’s also the best L+3 lift in 18-49 rating (+0.41) for a new broadcast summer drama premiere in two years (since CBS’ “Zoo” in 2015, +0.45, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015).

Tuesday

NBC easily ranked #1 Tuesday in 18-49 (2.3/10) and total viewers (11.0 million). On a dominant night, the network outperformed ABC, CBS, Fox and CW combined in 18-49 and doubled second-place CBS in total viewers.

In easily winning the 8-10 p.m. ET timeslot in all measures, “America’s Got Talent” was watched by 13.1 million viewers, which was a season high as well as a +4% increase from the previous week. In 18-49, “Talent” drew a 2.6/11, also up +4% versus the prior week. L+3: “Talent” grew +23% in 18-49 (2.64 to 3.26) and more than +2.4 million viewers overall (13.1 million to 15.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. The increases of +0.62 of a rating point and +2.467 million viewers overall were the night’s biggest L+3 lifts in 18-49 rating and total viewers. L+7: “Talent” is growing by +37% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 2.58 to a 3.54) and +3.4 million viewers overall (12.5 million to 15.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7. The six weeks of auditions for “America’s Got Talent” have delivered the biggest L+7 lifts ever for a broadcast alternative series in total viewers and stand as the show’s most-watched auditions to date (15.95 million).

“World of Dance” (1.6/7 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) was even week to week in both 18-49 while retaining 99.6% in total viewers (6.882 million vs. 6.907 million). “World” ranked as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in all key measures, finishing behind only “Talent.” L+3: “World” increased by +37% in 18-49 (1.64 to 2.24) and +1.9 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 8.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3. The +37% increase is the night’s biggest L+3 lift on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage). L+7: So far this season, “World of Dance” has increased by +40% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.91 to a 2.67) and more than +2.4 million viewers overall (8.1 million to 10.5 million). “World of Dance” is by far the #1 new entertainment series of the summer in L+7 (2.6 in 18-49, 10.3 million in total viewers).

Wednesday

“Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (0.8/4 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the #2 show of the night in total viewers, behind only “Big Brother,” while retaining 100% week to week in adult 18-49 rating (0.8 vs. 0.8). L+7: “LBS: Forever Young” is increasing by +9% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.94 to a 1.06) and +558,000 viewers overall (6.7 million to 7.3 million).

“The Carmichael Show” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) tied for the time-period win among the Big 4 networks in adult 18-49 rating. L+3: “Carmichael” increased by +19% in 18-49 (0.63 to 0.75) and +405,000 viewers overall (3.1 million to 3.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Carmichael” has grown by +25% this summer in 18-49 rating (from a 0.76 to a 0.95) and +528,000 viewers overall (3.6 million to 4.2 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

An encore telecast of “The Carmichael Show” delivered a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.7 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET.

A rebroadcast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” averaged a 0.4/2 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET.

Thursday

NBC “Hollywood Game Night” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the hour among the Big 4 nets in adults 18-49, while equaling the show’s season high in 18-49 and matching its high since Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 (1.1). Week to week, “HGN” grew +13% in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.8) and +3% in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.7 million). L+3: “HGN” increased by +11% in 18-49 (0.85 to 0.94) and +364,000 viewers overall (3.8 million to 4.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: “Hollywood Game Night” has grown by +16% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.86 to a 1.00) and +474,000 viewers overall (4.0 million to 4.4 million).

“The Wall” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) tied as the #2 show of the night in adults 18-49, behind only CBS’ “Big Brother.” From its first half-hour to its second, “The Wall” grew +22% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.9 to a 1.1) and by +16% in total viewers (4.5 million to 5.2 million). L+3: “The Wall” increased by +11% in 18-49 (0.98 to 1.09) and +512,000 viewers overall (4.9 million to 5.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3. L+7: So far this season, “The Wall” has increased by +14% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.32 to a 1.51) and +630,000 viewers overall (5.6 million to 6.3 million). Upscale: “The Wall” is generating a solid upscale audience so far this season, indexing at a 110 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

“The Night Shift” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) sewed up season highs in 18-49 and total viewers and ranked #1 in the time slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure (including a tie in men 25-54). Versus NBC’s average in the timeslot the previous summer, this week’s “Night Shift” increased by +2.1 million persons or +94% in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 2.3 million, L+SD non-sports) and by +33% in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.6). L+3: “The Night Shift” increased by +31% in 18-49 (0.78 to 1.02) and +1.4 million viewers overall (4.4 million to 5.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens, for the biggest lift of the night in total viewers. L+7: “The Night Shift” is growing by +51% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.69 to a 1.04) and +1.7 million viewers overall (4.1 million to 5.8 million).

Friday

NBC won Friday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in every other key demographic. It was the 11thstraight Friday NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, excluding sports (excludes ABC’s NBA Finals coverage on June 9).

An encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (0.7/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.

“Dateline NBC” (0.8/4 in 18-49, 1.0 in adults 25-54, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. L+3: The prior Friday’s “Dateline” increased by +19% in 18-49 (0.89 to 1.06) and +666,000 viewers overall (4.6 million to 5.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. L+7: Friday’s “Dateline” is growing by +34% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.92 to a 1.23) and +1.2 million viewers overall (4.7 million to 5.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: Friday’s “Dateline” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 114 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

Saturday

NBC won the night among the Big 4 networks adults 18-49 and total viewers.

“Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.5/3 in 18-49, 0.7 in 25-54, 3.1 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tied as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 (with CBS’ 10 p.m. encore of “48 Hours”), winning the timeslot among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. “Dateline Mystery” grew +50% from its first half-hour to its fourth in both adults 18-49 (0.4 to 0.6) and adults 25-54 (0.6 to 0.9) and by more than +1.0 million persons or +41% in total viewers (2.6 million to 3.6 million). L+7: “Dateline Mystery” is increasing by +15% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 0.60 to a 0.69) and +396,000 viewers overall (3.7 million to 4.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7. Upscale: “Dateline Mystery” is generating a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes)

An encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.4/2 in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) held steady or grew from its first half-hour to its second in every key measure, despite the 10 p.m. hour.

Sunday

“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 0.7 in 25-54, 3.5 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET) generated its most-watched telecast since June 18 (3.6 million viewers), equaled its top 18-49 rating since June 11 (0.6) and matched its best 25-54 rating since June 18 (0.8). “Sunday Night” grew +0.1 of a point or +25% versus its prior regular-slot edition on July 16 in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4), +17% in adults 25-54 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +12% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 3.1 million), and versus the prior week’s telecast, which was delayed to a 9:02 p.m. start by a NASCAR overrun, grew +23% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.9 million). Upscale: “Sunday Night” is generating strong upscale results, indexing at a 122 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes)

A rebroadcast of “The Wall” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) increased versus its prior encore in this timeslot by +0.1 of a point or +25% in adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4 on July 16), to earn the show’s top 18-49 rating and overall viewership among four rebroadcasts in this slot so far this summer.

An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” averaged a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET.

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