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[09/03/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, NBC Leads 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/2/14):

NBC (7.408 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "Food Fighters" (4.460 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "America's Got Talent" (8.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

CBS (9.419 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the most-watched network with its special repeat lineup of "NCIS" (10.328 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), another "NCIS" (10.549 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.382 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.460 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its special "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" (4.744 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) followed by a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.818 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.618 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up encores of "MasterChef" (2.080 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "New Girl" (1.108 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (1.203 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.701 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.582 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.641 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.2 rating.

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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 (9/3/13):

NBC (7.119 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with a rebroadcast of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.461 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) followed by a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

FOX (4.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the number two draw with its mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.132 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.722 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the season finale of "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.948 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) alongside a repeat of "Body of Proof" (3.272 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.968 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (8.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.618 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Person of Interest" (5.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.566 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.369 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), a second "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.053 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a new "Capture" (0.920 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 1.0 and a 1.0 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Extreme Weight Loss
+4.55% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-25.00% - Capture

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Various (Repeats))
+50.00% - Capture (vs. The Next (Repeat))
+27.78% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/NBC News Special)
-50.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hell's Kitchen/MasterChef)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/5 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" (0.4/2 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 with an encore 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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