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


Videos
Sizzle
Sample Episodes
Bank Job
Sample Episodes
Buckle Up
Sample Episodes
In Our Midst
Ratings
99999 RATINGS

Here are sales highlights for The Listener, for the week of Jan 4-10. Comparisons are based on shares with 2 decimals.

#1 In The Time Period

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

M18-49, A18-49

+++ 

New York, WWOR (IND) Sat 10:00pm - Improves +29% over its own Dec 2020 delivery with W25-54, in this primetime airing.

Los Angeles, KDOC (IND) Sun 2:00am - More than quadruples Leverage from last year's time period with HH, while more than doubling with W25-54, and up +61% with A25-54. Rises over its Murdoch Mysteries lead-in with HH (+17%), W25-54 (+14%), and A25-54 (+16%). Improves over its own delivery in the last sweep with HH almost quadrupling, while W25-54 and A25-54 are infinitely up.

Philadelphia, WPVI (ABC) Fri 3:30am - Tentpole TV, standing above its Tamron Hall lead-in, while its lead-out declines, in HH. Improves over its Dec 2020 HH delivery by +3%.

Dallas, KTXA (IND) Sat 11:00pm - Appointment TV, infinitely above its NCIS: New Orleans lead-in (0.00), while its Nashville Insider lead-out goes to sleep (0.00) with W25-54 and A25-54.

San Francisco, KBCW (CW) Sun 3:00pm - Sunday Afternoon Appointment TV, infinitely up over its Nightwatch lead-in (0.00), while its Major Crimes lead-out declines, with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Much stronger than Friends, from last year's time period, with HH (+48%), W25-54 (+78%), and A25-54 (+16%). Builds over itself compared to its last sweep with W25-54 (+5%) and A25-54 (+41%). Trending up over the last 3 weeks with A25-54, too.

Atlanta, WSB (ABC) Sat 1:00am - Rises higher than its Storm of Suspicion lead-in with HH (+11%), W25-54 (+13%), and A25-54 (+6%). Improves prior time periods compared to last year... and last sweep. Vs. Last Year: W25-54 (+41%), A25-54 (+19%). Vs. Last Sweep: W25-54 (+97%), A25-54 (+64%). Riding a 3-week upward trend with A25-54, too.

Washington, WDVM (IND) Sat 2:00am - Infinitely up over its sleeping lead-in (0.00) with HH and A25-54. More than quadruples itself from its last sweep with HH, while A25-54 deliver an infinite increase. 

Phoenix, KPHO (CBS) Sat 1:00am - Tentpole TV, standing infinitely above its dead Major Crimes lead-in (0.00), while its lead-out goes to sleep (0.00), with W25-54 and A25-54. Soars +74% over Leverage from last year's time period, with W25-54. Even better than it was in its last sweep with HH (+12%) and W25-54 (+44%).

Seattle, KONG (IND) Sat 1:00am - Infinitely up over its Whacked Sports HH lead-in (0.00). More than triples itself year-to-year, with HH. Trending up over the past 3 weeks... rising +41% over its Dec 2020 HH delivery.

Minneapolis, KSTP (ABC) Sun 12:30am - More than triples itself compared to last year with W25-54, while A25-54 more than double.

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

On Saturday... Listener is Appointment TV, standing above its Right This Minute lead-in, while its Kickin' It lead-out collapses (0.00), with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Lead-in gains are: HH (+18%), W25-54 (+Infinity), A25-54 (+Infinity).  

On Sunday... Listener triples itself compared to Dec 2020 with W25-54.

Denver, KTVD (IND) Sun 2:00pm - Superior to the Dec 2020 time period with W25-54 (+Infinity) and A25-54 (+44%).

Sacramento, KMAX (IND) Sat 9:00pm - In primetime, Listener improves on its Major Crimes lead-in by +3% in HH.

Charlotte, WAXN (IND) Sun 2:00pm - Jumps over Murdoch Mysteries from last year's time period with W25-54 (+27%) and A25-54 (+15%). Great gains over its own delivery compared to its last sweep: W25-54 (more than 20 times better), A25-54 (15x stronger).

Indianapolis, ETTV (IND) Sun 3:00-5:00pm - This Sunday afternoon double-run is superior to its Bloodline Detectives lead-in by +9%. It also improves over its last sweep by +16%.

Baltimore, WJZ (CBS) Sun 2:00am - Soars +53% over Madam Secretary from last year's time period with HH. Trending up over the past 3 weeks in HH. Improves over its last sweep with HH (+3%) and W25-54 (+57%), too.

Nashville, WTVF (CBS) Sat 2:30am - Tentpole TV, jumping +22% above its Murdoch Mysteries lead-in, while its lead-out declines. Stronger than Murdoch Mysteries from last year's time period by +5%, too.

San Antonio, KCWX (IND) Sat 9:00pm - Doubles last year's delivery in primetime. Rises +35% over its delivery last sweep, too. Trending up over the past 3 weeks.

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

On Saturday... Listener more than doubles its lead-in. It also more than doubles Leverage from last year's time period. And, it improves +67% over its own score from the last sweep. Riding a 4-week upward trend, too.

On Sunday... Listener is +4% better than it was last year in the same time period.

West Palm Beach, WPBF (ABC) Sat 2:00am - Jumps +22% above its Major Crimes lead-in. 

Las Vegas, KTNV (ABC) Sat 12:30am - Improves over itself compared to last year (+29%)... and last sweep (+12%).

Norfolk, WSKY (IND) Sat 10:00pm - Primetime Appointment TV, almost doubling its Movie lead-in, while its First 48 lead-out simply dies (0.00). Listener doubles the Movie that aired in last year's time period. And it more than doubles itself compared to its last sweep. Trending up over the past 3 weeks, too.

Providence, EPRI (IND) Sat 11:00pm - Tentpole TV, more than doubling its lead-in, while its Storm of Suspicion lead-out fizzles downward. More than triples its own delivery from the last sweep.

Source: NSI WRAP Multi-Market Program Tracks; Week of 1/4/20; Comparisons by 2-decimal share in Live+SD; Last year is Feb 2020; Last sweep is Dec 2020; Lead-in comparison is prior 1/2 hr to full program average