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[04/16/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/15/14):

NBC (8.420 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to its mix of "The Voice" (11.599 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1), "About a Boy" (7.226 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "Growing Up Fisher" (6.084 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "Chicago Fire" (7.008 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6).

CBS (14.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed a close second place with its mainstays "NCIS" (16.735 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.680 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "Person of Interest" (10.647 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.831 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a repeat of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.280 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) followed by a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.069 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and the return of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.145 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up originals from "Glee" (2.451 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "New Girl" (2.198 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.937 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

And finally, the return of "The Originals" (1.455 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Supernatural" (1.656 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) on The CW (1.555 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) finished out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+6.67% - Growing Up Fisher
+5.56% - About a Boy
+3.57% - The Voice
0.00% - Glee
-8.33% - New Girl (vs. 3/25/14)
-8.70% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-9.09% - The Mindy Project
-10.53% - Person of Interest (vs. 4/1/14)
-10.53% - Chicago Fire
-11.11% - Supernatural (vs. 3/25/14)
-14.29% - The Originals (vs. 3/18/14)
-19.23% - NCIS

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+61.54% - NCIS (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+46.15% - About a Boy (vs. Ready for Love)
+30.77% - Chicago Fire (vs. Ready for Love)
+23.08% - Growing Up Fisher (vs. Ready for Love)
+20.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+13.33% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. The Mindy Project (Repeat))
-4.76% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-8.33% - New Girl (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
-28.57% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Body of Proof)
-35.56% - The Voice
-47.37% - Glee (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied 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 0.7/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/16/13):

NBC (6.843 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with a new installment of "The Voice" (13.782 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) followed by week two of "Ready for Love" (3.373 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

CBS (9.814 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the most-watched network despite repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.230 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "NCIS" (12.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) alongside a new "Golden Boy" (7.933 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was ABC (8.880 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) with originals from "Splash" (5.195 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Dancing with the Stars" (12.454 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "Body of Proof" (8.992 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.371 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) offered up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (4.583 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) plus repeats of "New Girl" (2.358 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.959 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.323 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.658 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.990 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Model" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Dancing with the Stars
+7.14% - The Voice
+5.56% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Golden Boy
0.00% - Body of Proof
-8.33% - Splash
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie
-18.75% - Ready for Love

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+104.55% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
+66.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210 (Repeat))
0.00% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
-12.50% - Dancing with the Stars
-17.65% - Body of Proof (vs. Private Practice)
-20.83% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-26.67% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
-45.83% Ready for Love (vs. The Voice/Fashion Star)

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," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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