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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Here are sales highlights for The Listener, for the week of Apr 19-25. Comparisons are based on shares with 2 decimals.

#1 In The Time Period

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

HH, W18-49

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

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

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

HH

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

HH, W25-54, A25-54

Baltimore, WJZ (CBS) #1 - Sun 2:00am

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

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

HH

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New York, WWOR (IND) Sat 10:00pm - Listener is far superior to Dateline from last year's time period with W25-54 (+45%) and A25-54 (+25%). The show is growing tremendously, up over its own Feb 2021 levels with W25-54 (+85%) and A25-54 (+68%). It's also trending up over the past 3 weeks with A25-54.

Los Angeles, KDOC (IND) Sun 2:00am - More than doubles its Murdoch Mysteries HH lead-in, while W25-54 and A25-54 are infinitely up. Almost quadruples Leverage from last year's HH time period, while W25-54 more than double, and A25-54 leap +54%. More than doubles itself compared to its Feb 2021 HH score, while W25-54 rise +42%, and A25-54 jump +34%. Also, Listener is riding a 3-week upward trend with A25-54.

Philadelphia, WPVI (ABC) Fri 3:30am - #1 in the time period with HH. Superior to last year's HH time period by +4%.

Dallas, KTXA (IND) Sat 11:00pm - Listener is Appointment TV, with an infinite increase over its Movie lead-in (0.00), while its Made For Hollywood lead-out goes to sleep (0.00), with W25-54 and A25-54.

San Francisco, KBCW (CW) Sun 3:00pm - Afternoon Appointment TV, soaring over its Nightwatch lead-in, while its Major Crimes lead-out just dies (0.00), with W25-54 and A25-54. Lead-in gains are huge: HH (more than quadruple), W25-54 (more than double), A25-54 (almost double). Listener is stronger than Friends from last year's time period: HH (+20%), W25-54 (+94%). The show is even better than its own Feb 2021 delivery with W25-54 (+46%) and A25-54 (+10%).

Atlanta, WSB (ABC) Sat 1:15am - #1 in the time period with HH, W25-54, and A25-54. Much more potent than Castle/Entertainment Tonight from last year's time period: HH (+40%), W25-54 (+38%), A25-54 (+52%). Builds on its own Feb 2021 success: HH (+68%), W25-54 (+32%), A25-54 (+62%). Trending up over the past 3 weeks with W25-54, too.

Phoenix, KPHO (CBS) Sat 1:00am - More than doubles its Major Crimes HH lead-in. Riding a 3-week upward HH trend... now +27% stronger than it was in Feb 2021.

Minneapolis, KSTP (ABC) Sun 12:15am - Building over last year... and last sweep. Vs. Last Year, HH and W25-54 more than double, while W25-54 are more than 5 times better. Vs. Last Sweep: HH (+4%), A25-54 (+42%).

Detroit, WMYD (IND) Sun 12:00m - Trending up over the past 3 weeks... helps Listener more than quadruple over its Feb 2021 HH delivery.

Denver, KTVD (IND) Sun 2:00pm - Riding a 3-week upward trend... gives Listener almost double its Feb 2021 HH score.

Miami, WBFS (IND) Sun 2:00am - Trending up over the past 3 weeks... makes Listener more than triple its Feb 2021 performance with A25-54. The show is also +10% better year-to-year with A25-54. And, it's infinitely up over its Bob's Burgers lead-in with A25-54.

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

In primetime... Listener is Appointment TV -- soaring over its Major Crimes lead-in, while its NCIS lead-out declines. Lead-in gains are huge... more than 8 times better with HH, while W25-54 and A25-54 are infinitely up. The show is +20% stronger than Madam Secretary from last year's HH time period. And, it's +32% better than it was in Feb 2021 with HH.

In late fringe... Listener more than doubles its lead-in with HH, while W25-54 and A25-54 deliver infinite increases. The show more than doubles its own Feb 2021 success with W25-54 and A25-54, while HH are up +9%.

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 from last year's time period with W25-54 and A25-54, while HH soar +60%. The show is superior to its lead-in: HH (+8%), W25-54 (+13%), A25-54 (+11%). And, it even improves +12% over the Movie from the Feb 2021 time period, with W25-54.  

Portland OR, KPDX (IND) Sat 12:00m - Trending up over the past 3 weeks, Listener more than quadruples itself compared to its Feb 2021 HH delivery. W25-54 are infinitely up... and A25-54 are more than 8 times better, too.

Charlotte, WAXN (IND) Sun 2:00pm - Listener builds +50% over its own Feb 2021 HH delivery.

Raleigh, WLFL (CW) Sat 1:00am - Listener is Tentpole TV, rising +3% over its Cheaters lead-in, while its lead-out goes to sleep (0.00).

Indianapolis, ETTV (IND) Sun 3:00-5:00pm - This double-run of Listener is +64% better than it was in Feb 2021. The show is up year-to-year, too (+1%). It's also superior to its Bloodline Detectives lead-in (+1%).

Baltimore, WJZ (CBS) Sun 2:00am - #1 in the time period... and trending up over the past 3 weeks, with HH. Rises above its NCIS: New Orleans lead-in with HH (+17%), W25-54 (+Infinity), and A25-54 (+24%). Soars +59% over Madam Secretary from last year's HH time period. Improves +20% over its own Feb 2021 HH delivery, too.

Salt Lake City, KMYU (IND) Sun 9:00pm - Primetime Appointment TV -- jumping +42% over its Monk lead-in, while its News lead-out goes to sleep (0.00). Improves +21% over NCIS: New Orleans, from last year's time period.

Hartford, WCTX (IND) Sun 6:00pm - Airing in this key access time period, Listener is building over itself last year (+60%)... and last sweep (+63%). It's also +18% stronger than its Heartland lead-in.

Kansas City, KMCI (IND) Sat 2:00am - More than doubles Leverage from last year's time period. Builds +39% over itself compared to its Feb 2021 level. Superior to its lead-in by +7%, too.

Cincinnati, WSTR (IND) Sat 11:30pm - Appointment TV, rising +6% over its Ring of Honor lead-in, while its Raw Travel lead-out breaks downward. Trending up over the past 4 weeks, Listener more than doubles year-to-year... and is almost quadruple its Feb 2021 delivery.

West Palm Beach, WPBF (ABC) Sat 2:00am - Tentpole TV, soaring +46% above its Major Crimes lead-in, while its lead-out declines.

Las Vegas, KTNV (ABC) Sat 12:30am - Listener builds over its own success from last year (+11%) and last sweep (+7%).

Jacksonville, WJAX (CBS) Sat 1:00am - #1 in the time period. Rises +13% above its Castle lead-in. Listener significantly improves itself year-to-year (+36%)... and compared to Feb 2021 (+88%).

Norfolk, WSKY (IND) Sat 10:00pm - Primetime Appointment TV, with an infinite increase over its sleeping Movie lead-in (0.00), while its First 48 lead-out just dies (0.00). The show is also up +58% over its own Feb 2021 delivery, too.

Providence, EPRI (IND) Sat 11:00pm - Listener is more than 5 times better than it was in Feb 2021. It's also infinitely up over its lead-in.

Source: NSI WRAP Multi-Market Program Tracks; Week of 4/19/21; 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