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NBC Wins the Night Among the Big 4; LITTLE BIG SHOTS is No. 1 Show

NBC wins Sunday among the Big 4 nets with time slot victories at 8, 9 and 10 for "Little Big Shots," "Chicago Justice" and "Shades of Blue." Each of those shows ranks #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in every key demographic. "Little Big Shots" (1.2/5 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) is the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. Is extremely close to rounding up to a 1.3 (currently reporting a 1.249 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings). Ranks #1 or tied for #1 in the time period among the Big 4 nets in every key demographic. Builds on its lead-in by +140% in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 0.5) and +4.3 million persons or +111% in total viewers (8.2 million vs. 3.9 million). Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD -- this season, "LBS" is increasing by +20% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.59 to a 1.91) and more than +1.3 million viewers overall (9.8 million to 11.1 million).

"Chicago Justice" (1.0/4 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET): Finishes #1 or tied for #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in every key demographic. Equals its 18-49 high since March 12 (1.2) and locks up its best total-viewer result since April 2 (5.9 million). Grows +11% week to week in adults 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.9) and +13% in total viewers (5.585 million vs. 4.926 million). Retains +83% of its "Little Big Shots" lead-in this week, up from a 69% retention in these fast-affiliate results the last time it followed an original "LBS" (0.9 vs. 1.3 on April 9). Will grow substantially with time-shifted and VOD viewership: The previous week's "Justice" grew by +51% in 18-49 (0.90 to 1.36) and more than +2.0 million viewers overall (4.9 million to 7.0 million) going from L+SD to L+3. The 18-49 gain of 0.46 of a rating point tied "Shades of Blue" for the biggest L+3 lift of the night on the Big 4 networks. In L+7 season to date, "Justice" has grown by +54% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.07 to a 1.65) and +2.6 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 8.7 million).

"Shades of Blue" (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Wins the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults 18-49 and every other key demo. Maintains its 0.7 rating for a fourth consecutive week and delivers its most-watched telecast since April 2 (4.115 million). Will grow dramatically via time-shifting and VOD: The prior Sunday's "Shades of Blue" grew +67% in 18-49 (0.69 to 1.15) and +2.1 million viewers overall (4.1 million to 6.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3 NielsensThese were the night's strongest L+3 lifts on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 percentage and total viewers, and tied with "Chicago Justice" for biggest lift in 18-49 rating.
In L+7 season to date, "Shades" is increasing by +83% in 18-49 rating so far this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 0.80 to a 1.46) and more than +2.7 million viewers overall (4.4 million to 7.2 million).

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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