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New NBC Comedy GREAT NEWS Debuts with Wins in Two Time Slots

NBC wins its fifth consecutive night in adults 18-49 among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX (Friday thru Tuesday), and ranks #1 or tied for #1 among those nets for a 17th straight Tuesday. The debut of the new NBC comedy GREAT NEWS (1.2/4 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET)matches NBC's best rating in the timeslot, excluding last week's special second hour of "The Voice," since the "This Is Us" season finale on March 14. Wins the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54.

A second telecast of "Great News" (1.0/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET): Wins the half-hour among the Big 4 in adults 18-49. Retains a solid 83% of the prior half-hour in adults 18-49, as well as 89% in men 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.9), 88% in women 18-34 (0.7 vs. 0.8) and 100% in men 18-34 (0.4 vs. 0.4). On a night of high-rated NBA Playoff competition on TNT, delivers NBC's top viewer total in the time period, excluding last week's "Voice," since THE MARCH 14 "This Is Us" season finale.

"The Voice" (1.8/7 in 18-49, 9.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET): Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers Retains 100% in 18-49 versus both last week (1.8) and the comparable episodes from the prior two cycles (1.8 each on Nov. 22, 2016 and April 19, 2016). In total viewers, grows week to week by +7% (9.428 million vs. 8.847 million). Wins the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in every key category. Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD - So far this season, Tuesday's "Voice" has increased by +25% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 2.52 to a 3.16) and +2.0 million viewers overall (11.1 million to 13.1 million. Upscale: Tuesday's "Voice" is generating a solid upscale audience this season, indexing at a 111 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

"Chicago Fire" (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): With its first original in three weeks, retains 100% of its prior first-run (1.3 vs. 1.3 in 18-49) and grows +8% in total viewers (6.808 million vs. 6.290 million). Wins the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure Equals last night's ABC-CBS competition combined in adults 18-49 (1.3 vs. a 0.7 for CBS' premiere of "48 Hours: NCIS" and 0.6 for ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."). Wins among those nets by an +86% margin in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 0.7 for "48 Hours: NCIS").

It's the 47th consecutive "Fire" original to win the 10 p.m. timeslot in 18-49 versus regular ABC-CBS competition, dating back to February 2015. Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD:The previous original "Fire" increased by +58% in 18-49 (1.53 to 2.41) and more than 3.0 million viewers (7.7 million to 10.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 on April 4. "Fire's" lifts of 0.88 of a point in 18-49 and 3.064 million viewers overall were the biggest L+3 increases of the night on the Big 4. In L+7 averages season to date, "Chicago Fire" has increased by +62% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.57 to a 2.55) and +3.7 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 10.8 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night: In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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.

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