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NBC's THE WALL Scores as Thursday's Most-Watched Original Telecast

NBC's THE WALL (0.9/4 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) is the most-watched original telecast on the Big 4 networks for the night. Is currently within 0.1 of the night's top 18-49 rating for an original telecast on the Big 4 for the night.

Is currently tied as the night's top-rated original telecast on the Big 4 for the night. Wins the competitive timeslot in total viewers and adults 25-54, and ties for #1 in 18-49. Grows from its first half-hour to its second in every key measure, including gains of +11% in adults 18-49 (0.9 to 1.0), +18% in adults 25-54 (1.1 to 1.3) and +15% in women 25-54 (1.3 to 1.5). Upscale: "The Wall" is generating a solid upscale audience so far this season, indexing at a 113 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

The fifth season debut of "Hollywood Game Night" (0.8/4 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET): Increases by +33% versus where the series left off last summer (0.8 vs. 0.6 from 9-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016) and +43% in total viewers (3.792 million vs. 2.652 million). Grows versus last season's first telecast in total viewers (3.792 million vs. 3.718 million) and finishes within 0.2 in 18-49 (0.8 vs. vs. 1.0 from 10-11 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015). Increases by +33% versus NBC's average in the timeslot last summer (0.8 vs. 0.6, L+SD non-sports) and +28% in total viewers (3.792 million vs. 2.965million). Will add viewership via time-shifting and VOD -- last season, "HGN" grew by +13% in 18-49 (1.02 to 1.15) and +364,000 viewers overall (3.8 million to 4.2 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

The fourth season premiere of "The Night Shift" (0.6/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Grows +1.2 million persons or +54% versus NBC's average in the timeslot last summer in total viewers (3.533 million vs. 2.296, L+SD non-sports) and maintains 100% in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6). Ranks #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the timeslot in 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers. Note that the year-ago "Night Shift" premiere (1.1 in 18-49, 4.806 million viewers overall at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016) followed a high-rated "American Ninja Warrior" (1.7 in 18-49, 6.350 million viewers). Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting -- last summer, "The Night Shift" increased by +43% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.97 to a 1.39) and +1.7 million viewers overall (5.0 million to 6.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night: In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "fast affiliate time period" data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.

Photo by: Paul Drinkwater//NBC



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