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-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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Ratings
99999 RATINGS

Here are sales highlights for The Listener, for the week of Sep 7-13. Comparisons are based on shares with 2 decimals.


#1 In The Time Period

Atlanta, WSB (ABC) #1 - Sat 12:15am

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


Phoenix, KPHO (CBS) #1 - Sat 1:00am

HH


Seattle, KONG (IND) #1 - Sat 1:00am

W18-49, W25-54


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

HH, W18-49, W25-54


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

HH


West Palm Beach, WPBF (ABC) #1 - Sun 12:30am

HH


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

HH


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New York, WWOR (IND) Sun 12:00m - Appointment TV, rising over its Dateline lead-in, while its lead-out declines, with W25-54 and A25-54. More than triples over the Dateline lead-in with W25-54, while A25-54 are up +29%. More than doubles over its own delivery in Nov 2019 with W25-54 and A25-54. Almost 8 times better than its July 2020 score with W25-54, while A25-54 are more than quadruple.


Los Angeles, KDOC (IND) Sun 5:00pm - Builds over its own success in Nov 2019 by more than tripling with W25-54, while A25-54 quadruple. Infinite increases over its July 2020 delivery with W25-54 and A25-54, too.


Chicago, WCIU (CW) Sun 1:00pm - Jumps +35% over Major Crimes in the Nov 2019 time period with A25-54. More than triples its own July 2020 score with A25-54. Infinite increase over its lead-in with A25-54, too.


Chicago, WMEU (IND) Sat 7:00pm - Rises +9% over its Forensic FILES HH lead-in. Better than Cops in Nov 2019 by +3% with HH. Builds on its own July 2020 delivery by +6% in HH, too.


Dallas, KTXA (IND) Sat 11:30pm and Sun 7:00pm

On Saturday... More than 5 times better than Major Crimes/Leverage in the Nov 2019 time period with W25-54, while A25-54 more than double. Outscores the July 2020 time period by +44% with W25-54. Superior to its Madam Secretary lead-in with W25-54 (+8%) and A25-54 (+15%).


On Sunday... Primetime strength, more than doubling the July 2020 time period with W25-54, while A25-54 more than triple. Infinitely up over its Major Crimes lead-in (0.00), with W25-54, too.


San Francisco, KBCW (CW) Sun 3:00pm - More than doubles itself compared to July 2020 with HH. Infinite increase over its HH lead-in, too.


Washington, WDVM (IND) Sat 2:00am and Sun 11:00pm

On Saturday... More than 5 times better than its own July 2020 HH delivery. Rises +20% over its HH lead-in. Trending up over the past 3 weeks in HH, too.


On Sunday... Jumps +27% over its News lead-in with HH. Achieves 8 times the HH viewers of the July 2020 time period.


Boston, WSBK (IND) Fri 4:00am - Rises above Leverage from the Nov 2019 time period with HH (+56%) and A25-54 (+36%). Superior to its Supreme Justice lead-in with HH (+1%) and A25-54 (+12%).


Atlanta, WSB (ABC) Sat 12:15am - #1 in the time period with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Great growth over last year and last sweep. Vs. Nov 2019: HH (+22%), W25-54 (more than quadruple), A25-54 (more than triple). Vs. July 2020: HH (+26%), W25-54 and A25-54 (both demos more than triple). Trending up over the past 3 weeks with HH, too.


Phoenix, KPHO (CBS) Sat 1:00am - #1 in the time period with HH. Soars +57% over its Major Crimes HH lead-in. Superior to Leverage in the July 2020 sweep by +10% in HH.


Seattle, KONG (IND) Sat 1:00am - #1 in the time period with W25-54. Superior to its Whacked Sports lead-in with HH (+64%), W25-54 (+21%), and A25-54 (+24%). Great growth over its own delivery last year and last sweep with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Vs. Nov 2019, HH more than double, while W25-54 and A25-54 are both infinitely up. Vs. July 2020, HH more than double, W25-54 are infinitely up, while A25-54 are more than 8 times stronger. Riding a 3-week upward trend with W25-54 and A25-54, too.


Detroit, WMYD (IND) Sat 12:00m - Superior to American Ninja Warrior -- which was previously in this time period last year and last sweep. Vs. Nov 2019: HH (more than double), A25-54 (+31%). Vs. July 2020: HH (more than double), A25-54 (+62%).


Minneapolis, KSTP (ABC) Sun 12:30am - Tentpole TV, standing above its Made in Hollywood lead-in, while its lead-out declines. Lead-in gains are +50% with HH, while W25-54 and A25-54 are infinitely up. Builds on its own success in Nov 2019: HH (+48%), W25-54 (+5%). Builds over its July 2020 delivery, too: HH (+31%), W25-54 (+58%).


Miami, WBFS (IND) Sun 2:00am - Sizzling increase over its Bob's Burgers lead-in with HH (+63%) and A25-54 (more than double). Great gains over its own Nov 2019 levels: HH (more than triple), A25-54 (+23%). Even better than its July 2020 sweep -- up +47% with HH. Trending up over the past 3 weeks with A25-54, too.


Denver, KTVD (IND) Sun 7:00-9:00pm - This primetime double-run is significantly above its own Nov 2019 scores in HH (+89%) and A25-54 (+32%). It's also improved +36% over its July 2020 HH score. And, Listener is infinitely stronger than its 0.00 lead-in with A25-54.


Sacramento, KCRA (NBC) Sun 12:00m - #1 in the time period with HH and W25-54. Powers past the Nov 2019 time period with HH (+12%) and W25-54 (+30%). Builds over itself compared to July 2020: HH (+69%), W25-54 (+41%). Trending up over the past 3 weeks in HH, too.


Charlotte, WAXN (IND) Sun 2:00pm - Stronger than Murdoch Mysteries in the time period last year and last sweep. Vs. the Nov 2019 TP: W25-54 (more than quadruple), A25-54 (+33%). Vs. the July 2020 TP, W25-54 and A25-54 are infinitely up from 0.00.


Indianapolis, ETTV (IND) Sun 3:00-5:00pm - This afternoon double-run has improved +83% over its own delivery in Nov 2019. And, it's up +38% over itself in July 2020.


Nashville, WTVF (CBS) Sat 11:30pm - #1 in the time period with HH. Builds over its own July 2020 score by +16%. Rises above its NCIS: New Orleans lead-in by +4%.


Salt Lake City, KMYU (IND) Sat 2:00am - Tentpole TV, soaring +40% over its lead-in, while its lead-out declines. More than triples over itself compared to Nov 2019 and July 2020.


Kansas City, KMCI (IND) Sun 4:00pm - Builds +50% over its own July 2020 delivery. Infinitely up over its 0.00 Right This Minute lead-in.


West Palm Beach, WPBF (ABC) Sun 12:30am - #1 in the time period with HH. Builds +16% over itself compared to both Nov 2019 and July 2020.


Austin, KBVO (IND) Sat 8:00-10:00pm - Primetime Appointment TV, with a +75% increase over its lead-in, while its Seinfeld lead-out declines. More than doubles last year's time period. Superior to the July 2020 time period by +36%, too.


Jacksonville, WJAX (CBS) Sat 1:00am - #1 in the time period with HH. Tentpole TV, with a +5% rise over its Castle lead-in, while its Murdoch Mysteries lead-out falls down. Far superior to the Nov 2019 time period with a +77% increase. Compared to its own July 2020 score, Listener is up +80%. Trending up over the past 3 weeks, too.


Providence, EPRI (IND) Sat 11:00pm - More than doubles itself vs. its July 2020 delivery. Infinitely up over its dead 0.00 lead-in, too.


Source: NSI WRAP Multi-Market Program Tracks; Week of 9/7/20; 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