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[04/23/14 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps 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 (4/22/14):

NBC (7.262 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (10.950 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "About a Boy" (7.157 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "Growing Up Fisher" (5.977 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) plus a repeat of "Chicago Fire" (4.270 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

CBS (9.408 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then remained the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (10.415 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.186 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Person of Interest" (7.623 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Next up was ABC (3.761 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.692 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) followed by repeats of "The Goldbergs" (3.056 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Trophy Wife" (2.052 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.035 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.137 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up an original "Glee" (2.490 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), a repeat "New Girl" (1.428 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and a new "The Mindy Project" (2.140 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.421 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "Supernatural" (2.171 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) closed out the evening on The CW (1.796 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Supernatural
0.00% - About a Boy
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - The Originals
-6.25% - Growing Up Fisher
-6.90% - The Voice
-10.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-10.00% - Glee

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+63.64% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Splash)
+58.33% - About a Boy (vs. Ready for Love)
+50.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+25.00% - Growing Up Fisher (vs. Ready for Love)
0.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. The Mindy Project (Repeat))
-32.50% - The Voice
-40.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Body of Proof)
-52.63% - 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," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 (4/23/13):

CBS (12.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled into the top spots on Tuesday with its mix of "NCIS" (16.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.949 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) and "Golden Boy" (8.013 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

NBC (6.178 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "The Voice" (12.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and the departing "Ready for Love" (3.045 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was ABC (8.846 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) with its lineup of "Splash" (4.865 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Dancing with the Stars" (12.354 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and "Body of Proof" (9.320 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) offered up an original "Hell's Kitchen" (4.706 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) alongside repeats of "New Girl" (2.532 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.048 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.217 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.877 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the night over on The CW (1.047 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Model" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Body of Proof
+3.85% - NCIS (vs. 4/9/13)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/9/13)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Splash
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-6.67% - Golden Boy
-7.69% - Ready for Love
-11.11% - The Voice
-20.00% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
+52.94% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+35.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-6.67% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
-16.67% - Dancing with the Stars
-21.43% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat)/Cougar Town)
-29.63% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-31.82% - Body of Proof (vs. Private Practice)
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-50.00% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6 with an encore.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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