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[09/18/13 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "New Girl" Snap NBC, "Got Talent" Demo Win Streak
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, september 17, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (5.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) lead the demo race on Tuesday with the premieres of "Dads" (5.566 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (5.997 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) followed by the return of "New Girl" (5.562 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and "The Mindy Project" (3.953 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

Last fall (9/25/12), FOX's Tuesday lineup opened as follows: "New Girl" (5.33 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.7), "Ben & Kate" (4.19 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.0), a second "New Girl" (5.19 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.7) and "The Mindy Project" (4.73 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.4).

NBC (9.023 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "Million Second Quiz" (5.189 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "America's Got Talent" (10.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.775 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its telecast of "Iron Man 2" (3.775 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.146 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (10.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Person of Interest" (6.189 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.431 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.329 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and a new "Capture" (1.066 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) on The CW (1.723 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.9 and a 0.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Capture
+14.29% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+4.35% - America's Got Talent
-26.67% - Million Second Quiz

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+150.00% - Capture (vs. The Next (Repeat))
+81.25% - New Girl (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+56.25% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+31.25% - Dads (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+18.75% - The Mindy Project (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+5.26% - America's Got Talent (vs. Go On/The New Normal/Parenthood)
-75.56% - Million Second Quiz (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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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 (9/18/12):

NBC (8.71 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to week two of its lineup of "The Voice" (13.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Go On" (9.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2), "The New Normal" (6.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "Parenthood" (5.04 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4).

FOX (4.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed a distant silver with the two-hour season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.63 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

Next up was CBS (8.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (10.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.43 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.70 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (6.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (4.18 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Last Man Standing" (3.85 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) plus the new two-hour special "20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest Shows of Our Time" (7.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.68 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "The Next" (0.59 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.63 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 0.5 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
15.38% - The Voice
6.67% - So You Think You Can Dance
-2.94% - Go On
-5.26% - Parenthood
-12.00% - The New Normal

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+95.65% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
+43.48% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-4.35% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-14.29% - Parenthood
-37.25% - 20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest Shows of Our Time (vs. Dancing With the Stars/Body of Proof)
-58.97% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Glee/New Girl/Raising Hope)

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," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 4.0/10; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 1.1/6; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.9/7). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.6/4).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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