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[12/04/13 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Reclaims the Demo Crown with "The Voice"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/3/13):

NBC (8.952 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was back in the top spot on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 15" (6.719 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "The Voice" (11.891 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (8.246 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

CBS (10.124 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then took home the silver even with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (12.366 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.542 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Person of Interest" (8.465 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was FOX (2.855 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "Dads" (3.335 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.668 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), a repeat "New Girl" (2.060 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) and a new "The Mindy Project" (2.358 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.625 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) served up a rebroadcast of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.620 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) alongside new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (4.522 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Trophy Wife" (3.485 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) plus the return of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.250 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14).

And finally, The CW (2.446 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) closed out the evening with the fall finales of "The Originals" (2.443 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and "Supernatural" (2.451 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.4 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Dads
+13.79% - The Voice
+10.00% - Supernatural
+9.52% - Chicago Fire
+6.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Biggest Loser 15
0.00% - The Originals
-8.33% - Trophy Wife (vs. 11/12/13)
-12.50% - The Goldbergs (vs. 11/19/13)
-14.29% - The Mindy Project

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+83.33% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+57.14% - The Voice (vs. Go On/The New Normal)
+45.45% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+35.29% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
+7.69% - The Goldbergs (vs. Happy Endings)
0.00% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-7.69% - The Mindy Project
-8.33% - Trophy Wife (vs. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)
-16.67% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Private Practice)
-41.18% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. The Voice)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/4/12):

CBS (10.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) climbed to the top spot on Tuesday with its mix of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (10.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), a repeat of "NCIS" (11.07 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (9.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1).

NBC (7.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (11.33 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Go On" (6.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "The New Normal" (4.59 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Parenthood" (4.90 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a full night of originals from "Raising Hope" (3.70 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "Ben & Kate" (2.67 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15), "New Girl" (4.14 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "The Mindy Project" (2.63 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.82 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up a special "Shark Tank" (6.86 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) alongside new episodes of "Happy Endings" (3.50 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (2.99 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13) and "Private Practice" (4.36 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.69 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.57 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) closed out the night on The CW (1.63 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Emily Owens, MD
+33.33% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. 11/20/12)
+20.00% - Hart of Dixie
+8.33% - Happy Endings (vs. 11/20/12)
0.00% - Go On
0.00% - The New Normal
0.00% - Private Practice (vs. 11/20/12)
-5.56% - Parenthood
-10.53% - The Voice
-10.53% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/16/12)
-13.04% - New Girl
-13.33% - The Mindy Project
-17.65% - Raising Hope
-21.43% - Ben & Kate

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+126.67% - The Voice (vs. A Michael Buble Christmas)
+118.75% - The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
+18.18% - Happy Endings (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+13.64% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer (Repeat))
-7.69% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
-19.05% - Shark Tank (vs. Last Man Standing/Man Up!)
-20.00% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-22.73% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-22.73% - Parenthood (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-25.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-40.91% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-41.18% - New Girl
-51.72% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-62.07% - Ben & Kate (vs. Glee)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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