[12/04/13 - 08:50 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Grows by 10% Week to Week to Its Top Rating Since October 15
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 3.

[via press release from NBC]

Tuesday Results:

NBC took the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49, winning six of six half-hours with the #1, 2 and 3 shows of the night on the Big 4, as:

· "Chicago Fire" (2.3/7 at 10:01) grew by 10% week to week to its top rating since Oct. 15.

· "The Voice" (3.3/9 at 9) jumped 10% week to week to its highest rating since Nov. 12.

· "The Biggest Loser" (2.0/6 at 8) maintained last week's rating, its highest since Nov. 5.

· "The Biggest Loser" (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.7 viewers overall from 8-9 p.m.) matched last week's 18-49 rating, the show's highest since Nov. 5, and grew 2% in total viewers (6.719 million vs. 6.614 million) to deliver the show's biggest overall audience since that same Nov. 5 telecast. Last night's "Biggest Loser" grew or held steady from half-hour to half-hour in every key measure, including a gain of 16% in adults 18-49 (to a 2.2 rating from a 1.9).

· "The Biggest Loser" won its time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demos.

· "The Voice" (3.3/9 in 18-49, 11.9 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and other key measures and is #1 among those nets in the time period in every key category. Half-hour to half-hour, "The Voice" grew in every key measure.

· Week to week, "The Voice" is up 10% in 18-49 rating (to a 3.3 from a 3.0), to its highest Tuesday result since Nov. 12, and up 15% in total viewers (11.890 million vs. 10.345 million), to its top Tuesday total-viewer result since Oct. 22.

· "Chicago Fire" (2.3/7 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) earned its highest 18-49 rating since Oct. 15 and biggest overall audience since Oct. 1. In the time slot, "Chicago Fire" is #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic.

· "Chicago Fire" generated week-to-week gains in 18-49 for a second week in a row, up versus one week ago by 10% (with a 2.3 rating vs. a 2.1) and up versus two weeks ago by 21% (2.3 vs. 1.9). In total viewers, "Chicago Fire" is up week to week by 19% or 1.3 million persons (8.245 million vs. 6.909 million)..

· For the night, NBC is #1 among the Big 4 in every key demo (including a tie for #1 with Fox in men 18-34). NBC dominated those networks in adults 18-49 with a nightlong margin of 86% (2.6 vs. a 1.4 for #2 CBS).

On the Other Networks Tuesday Night:

· CBS (2.5/7) won the night thanks to the first pre-Thanksgiving flight of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (3.0/9 at 8 p.m.), up 3% from the comparable year-ago 2.9 on Dec. 4, 2012 and last night's #1 show of the night. CBS didn't otherwise win any time periods last night, but was competitive with "NCIS: LA" (a second-place 2.4/6 at 9) and "Person of Interest" (2.1/6, tied with "Chicago Fire" for #2 at 10:01).

· ABC (2.4/7) is currently edging NBC for #2 thanks to the Tuesday finale of "Dancing With the Stars" (a second-place 2.4/7 from 9-11:01 p.m.), though it's a record low for a "Dancing" finale, down 20% from the year-ago 3.0 on Nov. 27, 2012 and down 11% from the 2.7 for the finale of the spring cycle on May 21. At 8, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (a second-place 2.5/7) generated a second-straight week-to-week gain, in this case probably owing in part to CBS's switch from competition from "NCIS" to "Rudolph." The "S.H.I.E.L.D." track since its Sept. 24 debut is: 4.7, 3.3, 2.9, 2.8, 2.7, 2.5, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5).

· Fox's comedy lineup (1.5/4) ranked #4 for the night, up a tenth versus its 1.4 for the prior two Tuesdays.

· At 8:30, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.5/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) matched last week's 18-49 rating and grew 11% in total viewers (3.713 million vs. 3.360 million) to a three-week high (best since Nov. 5, 3.835 million). Last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" built on its 18-49 lead-in by 25% (1.5 vs. a 1.2 at 8 for "Dads"), the best build on lead-in so far this season for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." In adults 18-34, last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" built on its lead-in by 56% (1.5 vs. 0.9).

· At 9:30, "The Mindy Project" (1.4/4 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall) jumped week to week by 17% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.4 from a 1.2) and 10% in total viewers (2.647 million vs. 2.403 million). Last night's "Mindy" retained 74% of its lead-in from "The New Girl" in adults 18-49, up from last week's 71%. In the highly competitive half-hour. "Mindy" ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34 and women 18-34.

· The CW continues to do well with its rookie "The Originals" (a fifth-place 1.1/3), which wasn't bothered by last week's preemption and came back to match its series high and out-perform veteran schedule mate "Supernatural" (a fifth-place 1.0/3 at 9).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

· 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.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Season figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."

  [december 2013]  


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