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[02/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX's "Idol" Special Can't Catch NBC's Olympics Coverage
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/18/14):

NBC (18.473 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with its primetime portion of the "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (18.473 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1).

FOX (9.625 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then took home the silver with a special two-hour "American Idol" (9.625 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (8.068 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (9.831 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.979 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Person of Interest" (6.395 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.712 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up repeats of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.712 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "The Goldbergs" (2.489 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Trophy Wife" (2.026 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) plus a new "Killer Women" (3.167 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, encores of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.798 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Star-Crossed" (1.048 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (0.923 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Star-Crossed" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-14.29% - Killer Women
-27.27% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+336.36% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
+58.82% - American Idol (vs. Various)
-50.00% - Killer Women (vs. Body of Proof)

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," 5.3 rating, 15 share from midnight-1 a.m. ET; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5, and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 2.3/12 at midnight; "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 1.0/3 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, CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/19/13):

CBS (15.648 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) bested the competition on Tuesday with originals from "NCIS" (20.934 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.339 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "Vegas" (9.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), which matched its series low.

ABC (6.564 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Taste" (4.887 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "The Bachelor: Sean Tells All" (8.144 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) and the return of "Body of Proof" (6.662 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), which tied its series low.

Next up was FOX (3.477 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with a new "Raising Hope" (3.700 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), a repeat of "New Girl" (2.817 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) plus new episodes of "New Girl" (4.356 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (3.036 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.677 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offers up its combination of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.650 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.693 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9), "Go On" (3.322 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13), "The New Normal" (2.826 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "Smash" (3.286 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) - all of which were series lows in adults 18-49.

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.373 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and the debut of "Cult" (0.941 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) on The CW (1.157 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Cult" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - The Taste
-5.41% - NCIS (vs. 2/5/13)
-6.25% - Vegas (vs. 2/5/13)
-6.25% - Raising Hope (vs. 2/5/13)
-7.14% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (vs. 1/29/13)
-8.33% - Go On (vs. 1/29/13)
-9.09% - The New Normal (vs. 1/29/13)
-10.00% - Smash (vs. 2/5/13)
-12.00% - New Girl (vs. 2/5/13)
-12.90% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/5/13)
-15.79% - The Mindy Project (vs. 2/5/13)
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 2/5/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.94% - The Bachelor: Sean Tells All (vs. The River)
+25.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
-6.90% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-7.89% - NCIS
-14.29% - Body of Proof
-17.95% - The Taste (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
-21.05% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
-26.67% - New Girl
-27.27% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-40.00% - Cult (vs. Ringer)
-43.48% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-47.06% - Smash (vs. Parenthood)
-48.28% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-52.17% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-56.52% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households 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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