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[01/22/14 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Comedies Surge Absent Drama Competition
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 (1/21/14):

NBC (6.762 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) lead the demo race on Tuesday thanks to fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 15" (6.626 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3).

FOX (3.798 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was the number two draw with originals from "Dads" (3.888 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.548 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1), "New Girl" (3.726 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3) and "The Mindy Project" (3.031 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Next up was CBS (10.545 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (13.944 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.361 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6) and "Person of Interest" (7.331 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.526 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up new episodes of "The Originals" (2.354 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "Supernatural" (2.699 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.1 rating.

And finally, a repeat of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) followed by new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (4.734 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "Trophy Wife" (3.482 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "Killer Women" (3.593 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) rounded out the evening on ABC (3.791 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+35.71% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+25.00% - Dads
+25.00% - The Mindy Project
+12.50% - New Girl
+11.76% - The Biggest Loser 15
+11.11% - The Originals
+10.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Killer Women
-9.09% - Trophy Wife
-16.67% - The Goldbergs

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+58.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+42.86% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+28.38% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers/Go On/The New Normal)
+5.88% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-11.76% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-14.29% - New Girl
-31.82% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Taste)
-53.33% - Killer Women (vs. Private Practice)
-54.55% - Trophy Wife (vs. The Taste)

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 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 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/22/13):

ABC (5.767 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to the two-hour premiere of "The Taste" (6.039 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) alongside the series finale of "Private Practice" (5.223 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

CBS (10.466 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) however was still the most-watched network despite repeats of "NCIS" (12.731 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "Vegas" (7.007 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14).

Next up was NBC (4.731 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and its lineup of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.596 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.956 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Go On" (3.984 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "The New Normal" (3.267 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12) and the season finale of "Parenthood" (4.792 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) offered up originals from "Raising Hope" (4.051 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "Ben & Kate" (2.644 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12), "New Girl" (4.049 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "The Mindy Project" (2.987 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.544 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.390 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) on The CW (1.467 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Emily Owens, MD
+25.00% - Private Practice
+16.67% - Hart of Dixie
+14.29% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00
+10.53% - New Girl
+9.09% - Ben & Kate
+6.25% - Raising Hope
0.00% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-7.69% - The New Normal
-10.53% - Parenthood
-23.53% - Go On

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). 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 with an encore).

* 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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