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[06/18/14 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Pull Back in Front
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/17/14):

NBC (9.694 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was back on top on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (11.253 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "The Night Shift" (6.577 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (6.427 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second place with its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.321 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (5.199 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with an original "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.878 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) followed by a repeat of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.401 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its second run combination of "Family Guy" (1.667 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.022 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.166 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.105 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, a new "Famous in 12" (0.628 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.704 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (0.666 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Famous" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/18/13):

ABC (13.702 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) overshadowed the competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.583 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), "Kia NBA Countdown" (10.048 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3) and a monster showing for "NBA Finals, Game 6" (16.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1).

NBC (14.013 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) then had to settle for second place despite a new "America's Got Talent" (11.433 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (15.303 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.851 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with another two-hour edition of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.851 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.434 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.013 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.092 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "Person of Interest" (5.197 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Hart of Dixie" (0.734 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.571 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (0.652 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+65.22% - Kia NBA Countdown
+59.26% - The Voice
+32.65% - NBA Finals, Game 6
+8.33% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-3.33% - America's Got Talent
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+177.42% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/Love in the Wild)
+93.33% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+35.71% - Kia NBA Countdown
+8.33% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. NBA Finals, Game 4)
+4.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-33.33% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hell's Kitchen/MasterChef)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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