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[05/21/14 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top in 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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/20/14):

NBC (10.181 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to "The Voice Recap" (7.413 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (11.565 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

ABC (13.718 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with its own "Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals" (11.430 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and the two-hour season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Next up was FOX (4.332 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "American Idol" (6.614 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) followed by the premiere of "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" (2.050 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.855 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its specials "Judge Judy Primetime" (5.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" (4.452 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, a repeat of "Supernatural" (1.202 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) led into the season finale of "Supernatural" (2.277 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) on The CW (1.740 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Supernatural" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 1.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+32.00% - The Voice
+22.22% - Supernatural
-4.00% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. 5/19/14)
-19.05% - American Idol (vs. 5/14/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+37.50% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/Grimm)
+33.33% - Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals (vs. The Bachelor's Funniest Moments)
-5.00% - The Voice Recap (vs. Devastation in Oklahoma)
-7.69% - Dancing with the Stars
-10.53% - American Idol (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-30.77% - Judge Judy Primetime (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeats))
-33.33% - ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops (vs. NCIS (Repeats))
-63.16% - I Wanna Marry 'Harry' (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,� 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). 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 0.8/3 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/21/13):

NBC (7.791 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with its mix of "Devastation in Oklahoma" (8.162 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "The Voice" (9.993 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and the season finale of "Grimm" (5.220 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

ABC (11.547 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a competitive second place with its "The Bachelor's Funniest Moments" (4.746 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) special followed by the two-hour season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was FOX (4.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with week two of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.586 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.536 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.704 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "NCIS" (7.752 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and a second "NCIS" (7.155 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.770 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.579 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (0.674 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Grimm
-8.82% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Devastation in Oklahoma (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+6.25% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC: 20th Anniversary Special)
-3.13% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent)
-7.69% - The Bachelor's Funniest Moments (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-18.75% - Dancing with the Stars
-47.22% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. American Idol/Glee)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/7.

* 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," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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) 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 0.8/3 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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