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[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/16/14):

NBC (9.352 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with an "America's Got Talent" (5.305 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) recap followed by a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (11.375 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

CBS (5.652 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with a special "Big Brother 16" (6.872 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) alongside repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.395 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Person of Interest" (4.688 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Next up was FOX (2.701 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "Utopia" (2.496 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) followed by the season premiere of "New Girl" (3.061 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (2.753 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Meanwhile, ABC (6.181 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its "Dancing with the Stars" (12.281 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) results show, a repeat "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.016 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "20/20: From Hell" (3.244 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.115 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.960 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the evening over on The CW (1.037 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.58% - America's Got Talent
+11.11% - Utopia
-25.00% - 20/20: From Hell

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.92% - Big Brother 16 (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+75.00% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Iron Man 2 (Repeat))
+4.17% - America's Got Talent
-31.58% - The Mindy Project
-44.83% - New Girl
-50.00% - 20/20: From Hell (vs. Iron Man 2 (Repeat))
-56.52% - Utopia (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

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," 3.4/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· 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 with an encore; 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 0.4/3 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (9/17/13):

FOX (5.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) lead the demo race on Tuesday with the premieres of "Dads" (5.566 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (5.997 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) followed by the return of "New Girl" (5.562 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and "The Mindy Project" (3.953 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

Last fall (9/25/12), FOX's Tuesday lineup opened as follows: "New Girl" (5.33 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.7), "Ben & Kate" (4.19 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.0), a second "New Girl" (5.19 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.7) and "The Mindy Project" (4.73 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.4).

NBC (9.023 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "Million Second Quiz" (5.189 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "America's Got Talent" (10.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.775 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its telecast of "Iron Man 2" (3.775 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.146 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (10.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Person of Interest" (6.189 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.431 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.329 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and a new "Capture" (1.066 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) on The CW (1.723 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.9 and a 0.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Capture
+14.29% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+4.35% - America's Got Talent
-26.67% - Million Second Quiz

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+150.00% - Capture (vs. The Next (Repeat))
+81.25% - New Girl (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+56.25% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+31.25% - Dads (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+18.75% - The Mindy Project (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+5.26% - America's Got Talent (vs. Go On/The New Normal/Parenthood)
-75.56% - Million Second Quiz (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.4/5 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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