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[05/14/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Finales Put CBS on Top in Viewers, Demos
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 (5/13/14):

CBS (14.122 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) snagged the top spot on Tuesday thanks to the season finales of "NCIS" (16.765 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.774 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) and "Person of Interest" (10.826 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4).

NBC (8.058 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (10.771 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2), "About a Boy" (6.789 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and the season finales of "About a Boy" (5.835 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "Chicago Fire" (7.091 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.820 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with its swan song lineup of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.229 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "The Goldbergs" (4.129 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "Trophy Wife" (2.768 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) plus a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.784 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.622 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) served up the season finale of "Glee" (1.922 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) alongside the premiere of "Riot" (1.322 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15).

And finally, the season finale of "The Originals" (2.056 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and a new "Supernatural" (2.140 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) closed out the night on The CW (2.098 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Originals
+28.57% - Trophy Wife
+13.64% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+13.33% - About a Boy
+13.04% - NCIS
+12.50% - Supernatural
+11.76% - Person of Interest
+7.69% - The Goldbergs
+5.56% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+4.17% - The Voice
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-25.00% - Glee

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The Originals (vs. Leap Year (Repeat))
+200.00% - Supernatural (vs. Leap Year (Repeat))
+72.73% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Wipeout)
+58.33% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
+25.00% - The Voice (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+11.76% - Chicago Fire (vs. Grimm)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-18.75% - NCIS
-22.22% - The Goldbergs (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-35.71% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Body of Proof)
-50.00% - Trophy Wife (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-50.00% - About a Boy - 9:00 (vs. The Voice)
-55.88% - About a Boy - 9:30 (vs. The Voice)
-68.42% - Glee (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-70.59% - Riot (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)

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," 2.5/6; 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) 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 and a 0.3/3 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 (5/14/13):

NBC (7.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of a "The Voice" (6.627 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) recap special followed by new episodes of "The Voice" (10.195 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Grimm" (5.513 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

CBS (12.870 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then claimed a close second place with the season finales of "NCIS" (18.159 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.350 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Golden Boy" (7.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was FOX (4.158 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.962 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) followed by the season finales of "New Girl" (4.055 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (2.652 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Next up was ABC (8.178 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) with a special edition of "Wipeout" (4.432 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) alongside the penultimate weeks of "Dancing with the Stars" (11.586 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and "Body of Proof" (8.517 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9).

And finally, the feature "Leap Year" (0.926 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Leap" delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.34% - NCIS
+5.88% - Dancing with the Stars
+4.17% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Body of Proof
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Golden Boy
-5.56% - The Voice
-10.53% - Grimm

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Wipeout (vs. Cougar Town/Cougar Town)
+6.25% - Grimm (vs. Fashion Star)
0.00% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent)
-8.57% - NCIS
-16.00% - New Girl (vs. Glee)
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-18.18% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.83% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Glee)
-22.22% - Body of Proof (vs. Private Practice)
-48.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. Glee)
-60.00% - Golden Boy (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)

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," 2.5/7; 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 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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