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.

Highlights
99999 HIGHLIGHTS

- Format: One-hour

- Utility: Weekends

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

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

- Originally 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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Ratings
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Here are sales highlights for The Listener, for the week of Apr 5-11. Comparisons are based on shares with 2 decimals.

#1 In The Time Period

Philadelphia, WPVI (ABC) #1 - Fri 3:30am

HH, W18-49, W25-54, A18-49, A25-54

Atlanta, WSB (ABC) #1 - Sat 1:00am

HH

Minneapolis, KSTP (ABC) #1 - Sun 12:30am

HH, W18-49, W25-54, M18-49, M25-54, A18-49, A25-54

Portland OR, KPTV (FOX) #1 - Sat 3:00am

HH, W25-54, A25-54

Baltimore, WJZ (CBS) #1 - Sun 2:30am

HH, M18-49, M25-54, A18-49

Nashville, WTVF (CBS) #1 - Sat 2:30am

HH

Jacksonville, WJAX (CBS) #1 - Sat 1:00am

HH

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New York, WWOR (IND) Sat 10:00pm - Superior to Dateline from last year's time period with HH (+8%), W25-54 (+38%), and A25-54 (+11%). Improves further, on its own Feb 2021 delivery: HH (+15%), W25-54 (+76%), and A25-54 (+49%). Trending up over the past 3 weeks with HH and W18-49, too.

Chicago, WMEU (IND) Sat 2:00pm and Sun 1:00pm

On Saturday... Listener more than doubles itself, compared to its Feb 2021 score with W25-54, while W18-49 jump +30%, and HH rise +7%.

On Sunday... Listener vaults +56% over last year's HH time period. The show is riding a 3-week upward trend -- now +39% ahead of its own Feb 2021 HH delivery.

Philadelphia, WPVI (ABC) Fri 3:30am - #1 in the time period with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Soars over last year's time period with HH (+20%), W25-54 (+87%), and A25-54 (+35%). Pumps up its own delivery compared to Feb 2021: HH (+12%), W25-54 (more than triple), A25-54 (more than double). Tentpole TV, too, rising +30% over its Tamron Hall lead-in, while its Ocean Mysteries lead-out declines, with HH.

San Francisco, KBCW (CW) Sun 3:00pm - Afternoon Appointment TV, infinitely up over its Nightwatch lead-in (0.00), while its Major Crimes lead-out just dies (0.00), with W25-54 and A25-54. More than doubles Friends from last year's time period with W25-54, while HH jump +61%. Even better than its own Feb 2021 delivery with HH (+18%), W25-54 (+58%), and A25-54 (+18%).

Atlanta, WSB (ABC) Sat 1:00am - #1 in the time period with HH. Tentpole TV, rising +6% above its Storm of Suspicion lead-in, while its Entertainment Tonight lead-out declines, with HH. Improves +35% over last year's HH time period. Jumps +50% over its own Feb 2021 HH score, too.

Boston, WSBK (IND) Sun 3:00pm - Afternoon Appointment TV, vaulting +61% over its Bloodline Detectives lead-in, while its Major Crimes lead-out heads downward, with HH. Trending up over the past 3 weeks in HH, too.

Phoenix, KPHO (CBS) Sat 1:00am - Superior to its Major Crimes lead-in by +17% in HH.

Seattle, KONG (IND) Sat 1:00am - Tentpole TV, with an infinite increase over its Whacked Sports lead-in (0.00), while its Bloodline Detectives lead-out is dead on arrival (0.00), with HH and A25-54. More than triples itself year-to-year in HH, while A25-54 are infinitely up.

Minneapolis, KSTP (ABC) Sun 12:30am - #1 in the time period with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Great gains over its own delivery last year... and last sweep. Vs. Last Year: HH (more than triple), W25-54 (more than 14 times better), A25-54 (more than 15x stronger). Vs. Last Sweep: HH (+72%), W25-54 (more than triple), A25-54 (more than quadruple). Trending up over the past 3 weeks with HH, W25-54, and A25-54, too.

Detroit, WMYD (IND) Sat 12:00m and Sun 12:00m

On Saturday... Listener is superior to American Ninja Warrior from last year's time period: HH (+13%), W25-54 (more than double), A25-54 (+7%). More than doubles its own Feb 2021 level with HH, while W25-54 jump +47%.

On Sunday... Listener builds +88% over itself, compared to Feb 2021, with A25-54.

Miami, WBFS (IND) Sun 2:00am - Listener improves +6% over its own HH delivery last sweep.

Sacramento, KMAX (CW) Sat 9:00pm and 1:00am

In primetime... Listener is Appointment TV, infinitely up over its CW Network lead-in (Kung Fu: 0.00), while its NCIS lead-out goes to sleep early (0.00), with W25-54 and A25-54.

In late fringe... Listener builds +13% over itself, compared to its Feb 2021 HH score.

Portland OR, KPTV (FOX) Sat 3:00am - #1 in the time period with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Listener more than doubles the Movie in last year's time period with W25-54 and A25-54, while HH soar +72%. The show is also superior to the Movie in the Feb 2021 time period, by +9% with W25-54. Listener outscores its lead-in with HH (+5%), W25-54 (+12%), and A25-54 (+18%), too.

Portland OR, KPDX (IND) Sat 12:00m - Appointment TV, standing infinitely above its Storm of Suspicion lead-in (0.00), while its Major Crimes lead-out is shot down (0.00), with W25-54. Listener more than triples its Feb 2021 level with A25-54, while W25-54 are infinitely up.

Raleigh, WLFL (CW) Sat 1:00am - Listener is +10% improved over its HH delivery last sweep.

Baltimore, WJZ (CBS) Sun 2:30am - #1 in the time period with HH. Soars over its NCIS: New Orleans lead-in with W25-54 (+70%) and A25-54 (+27%). Builds over its own success from Feb 2021, too: W25-54 (+63%), A25-54 (+81%).

Nashville, WTVF (CBS) Sat 2:30am - #1 in the time period. Tentpole TV, jumping +12% above its Murdoch Mysteries lead-in, while its lead-out declines. Superior to Murdoch Mysteries from last year's time period, too, by +17%. Improves (+3%) over its own Feb 2021 delivery.

Salt Lake City, KMYU (IND) Sun 9:00pm - More than doubles NCIS: New Orleans from last year's time period. Also increases +44% over itself compared to its last sweep.

San Antonio, KCWX (IND) Sat 9:00pm - Primetime Listener is up over its own delivery last year (+5%)... and last sweep (+10%).

Hartford, WCTX (IND) Sun 6:00pm - Trending up over the past 4 weeks, Listener is even better than it was in Feb 2021 (+2%).

Kansas City, KMCI (IND) Sat 2:00am and Sun 4:00pm

On Saturday... Listener is Tentpole TV, rising +26% above its lead-in, while its Pawn Stars lead-out devalues. The show more than triples Leverage from last year's time period. And, it's +87% better than it was in Feb 2021.

On Sunday... Listener more than doubles itself compared to last year... and last sweep.

Cincinnati, WSTR (IND) Sat 11:30pm - Appointment TV, vaulting 61% over its Ring of Honor lead-in, while its Raw Travel lead-out declines. The show more than doubles itself compared to Feb 2021. And, improves itself +38% year-to-year.

Milwaukee, WDJT (CBS) Sat 4:00am - Taller than its Castle lead-in by +28%.

West Palm Beach, WPBF (ABC) Sat 2:00am - Superior to the Carbonaro Effect from last year's time period by a mammoth +67%. Trending up over the past 4 weeks, Listener is now +53% better than it was in Feb 2021.

Las Vegas, KTNV (ABC) Sat 12:30am - Listener is +33% higher than its Castle lead-in. Riding a 3-week upward trend... the show builds over itself compared to last year (+75%)... and last sweep (+68%).  

Jacksonville, WJAX (CBS) Sat 1:00am - #1 in the time period. Even better than last year (+3%)... and last sweep (+43%).

Norfolk, WSKY (IND) Sat 10:00pm - Primetime Listener soars +58% over its Movie lead-in. It's also +53% better than the Movie from last year's time period. The show more than quadruples itself, compared to its Feb 2021 delivery, too.

Providence, EPRI (IND) Sat 11:00pm - Appointment TV, with an infinite increase over its 0.00 lead-in, while its Storm of Suspicion lead-out is dormant (0.00). Listener more than doubles its own Feb 2021 score, too.

Source: NSI WRAP Multi-Market Program Tracks; Week of 4/5/21; Comparisons by 2-decimal share in Live+SD; Last year is Feb 2020; Last sweep is Feb 2021; Lead-in comparison is prior 1/2 hr to full program average