The Listener is Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) a charismatic 30-year-old paramedic with a secret: All his life, he has been able to tune in the thoughts of others. Toby struggles with his abilities until he discovers, through a chance encounter with Sgt. Michelle McClusky of the Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB), how his gift can help solve crimes. He joins IIB as a confidential informant and realizes his gift can help others in more ways than he imagined. Toby isn’t above having a little fun with his mind-reading skills, offering his buddy and EMT partner, Oz Bey, an edge with his playful exploits. After all, even adrenaline junkies need to cut loose once in a while.


- Format: One-hours

- Utlity: Weekends

- Barter: 7:30 Local/7:30 National

- Delivery: Two (2) episodes delivered weekly, via Pitchblue

- Orginally broadcast on NBC in primetime

- Partners - FOX, ABC and CBS O&Os, Sinclair, Nexstar, Meredith, Scripps, Tegna, Gray, Hearst, Cox and many more

- Proven ratings track record, top performer in weekend procedural drama blocks

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Here are sales highlights for The Listener, for the week of Sep 21-27. Comparisons are based on shares with 2 decimals.

#1 In The Time Period

Atlanta, WSB (ABC) #1 - Sat 1:30am

HH, W18-49, W25-54, A25-54

Sacramento, KCRA (NBC) #1 - Sun 12:00m

HH, M18-49, M25-54, A25-54

Nashville, WTVF (CBS) #1 - Sat 11:30pm



New York, WWOR (IND) Sun 12:00m - More than triples its own delivery in the July 2020 sweep with W25-54, while A25-54 are up +55%. Year-to-year gain of +19% with W25-54, too.

Chicago, WMEU (IND) Sat 2:00pm - Appointment TV, soaring over its American Ninja Warrior lead-in, while its Forensic FILES lead-out declines with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Lead-in gains are: HH (+21%), W25-54 (+Infinity), A25-54 (more than triple). Huge gains over the Nov 2019 time period: HH (quadruple), W25-54 (16 times better), A25-54 (more than 5x stronger). Improves +39% over the July 2020 time period with HH and A25-54, too.

Dallas, KTXA (IND) Sat 11:00pm - Far better than Major Crimes in the prior time period last year... and last sweep with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Vs. Last Year: HH (more than double), W25-54 (96 times stronger), A25-54 (more than 16x better). Vs. Last Sweep: HH (more than double), W25-54 (more than 8x higher), A25-54 (more than 11x stronger). Stands above its Madam Secretary lead-in, while its Made in Hollywood lead-out declines, with A25-54.

San Francisco, KBCW (CW) Sun 3:00pm - More than doubles over Friends in the Nov 2019 time period with HH. Listener is 10 times better than its own delivery in the July 2020 time period with HH. Soars +85% over its HH lead-in, too.

Atlanta, WSB (ABC) Sat 1:30am - #1 in the time period with HH, W25-54, A25-54. Superior to Castle/Entertainment Tonight in the time period last year and last sweep. Vs. Last Year: HH (+34%), W25-54 (+8%). Vs. Last Sweep: HH (+20%), W25-54 (+82%), A25-54 (+29%). Rises above its lead-in with HH (+12%), W25-54 (+37%), and A25-54 (+20%).

Boston, WSBK (IND) Sun 3:00pm - Multiple times better than the Nov 2019 time period: W25-54 (more than quadruple), A25-54 (more than triple). Stronger than the July 2020 time period, too: W25-54 (+15%), A25-54 (+8%).

Seattle, KONG (IND) Sat 1:00am - Vaults over its Whacked Sports lead-in with HH (+55%), W25-54 (+22%), A25-54 (+26%). More than doubles its own delivery last year with HH, while achieving infinite increases with W25-54 and A25-54. Compared to its July 2020 scores, Listener more than doubles in HH, while being infinitely up with W25-54, and more than 5x better with A25-54.

Minneapolis, KSTP (ABC) Sun 12:30am - Listener is +25% stronger than it was last year with A25-54. It's also +32% better than last sweep with A25-54.

Denver, KTVD (IND) Sun 4:00pm - Listener replaces a Movie and rises: +63% vs. last year and +43% vs. last sweep, with A25-54.

Miami, WBFS (IND) Sun 2:00am - Great year-to-year gains for Listener, with W25-54 (+61%) and A25-54 (+64%). The show is also up +23% over its July 2020 delivery with W25-54.

Sacramento, KCRA (NBC) Sun 12:00m - #1 in the time period with HH and A25-54. Superior to the Nov 2019 time period with HH (+46%) and A25-54 (+70%). More than doubles over itself compared to its July 2020 deliveries with HH and A25-54.

Portland OR, KPDX (IND) Sat 12:00m - Appointment TV, with infinite increases over its sleeping 0.00 lead-in, while its Major Crimes lead-out falls back down to 0.00, with W25-54 and A25-54. More than doubles TMZ in the Nov 2019 time period with A25-54, while W25-54 are up +41%. Growth of +45% over its own July 2020 delivery with A25-54, too.

Raleigh, WLFL (CW) Sat 8:00pm - Primetime success, more than doubling itself over last year. It's also more than double the July 2020 time period.

Baltimore, WJZ (CBS) Sun 2:00am - More than triples over Madam Secretary from the July 2020 sweep with W25-54, while A25-54 are up +71%. Increases over its lead-in by +5% with A25-54, too.

Nashville, WTVF (CBS) Sat 2:30pm - #1 in the time period. Replaces Murdoch Mysteries and improves the time period: vs. Nov 2019 (+10%) and vs. July 2020 (+27%).

Salt Lake City, KMYU (IND) Sat 9:00pm - More than doubles itself compared to last year. More than doubles the July 2020 time period, too.

Kansas City, KMCI (IND) Sun 4:00pm - More than quadruples itself compared to July 2020. Gains +23% year-to-year, too.

Cincinnati, WSTR (IND) Sun 12:30am - Appointment TV, soaring +89% over its Ring of Honor lead-in, while its lead-out declines. More than quadruples over its own July 2020 delivery. Even better than last year by +14%. Trending up over the past 3 weeks, too.

Jacksonville, WJAX (CBS) Sat 1:00am - Tentpole TV, standing +30% taller than its Castle lead-in, while its lead-out crumbles. Improves over last year's time period by +2%. Gains over itself in July 2020 by +4%.

Norfolk, WSKY (IND) Sat 10:00pm - More than 12 times better than the Movie in the July 2020 time period. Stronger than the Movie in last year's time period by +85%.

Providence, EPRI (IND) Sat 11:00pm - More than doubles itself compared to its July 2020 score. More than doubles its lead-in, too.

Providence, ENAC (CW) Sat 2:00pm - Superior to last year's time period by +48%. Infinite increase over its sleeping (0.00) lead-in, too.

Source: NSI WRAP Multi-Market Program Tracks; Week of 9/21/20; Comparisons by 2-decimal share in Live+SD; Last year is Nov 2019; Last sweep is July 2020; Lead-in comparison is prior 1/2 hr to full program average