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[10/15/14 - 09:01 AM]
Premiere of "Marry Me" Ranks as the #1 Telecast of Any Tuesday Comedy on a Big 4 Network in 18-49 and Total Viewers Since March 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 14.

[via press release from NBC]

Tuesday Results:

NBC ranked #1 Tuesday night among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 for a 10th week in a row, last night leading those networks during five of six primetime half-hours.

· The premiere of "Marry Me" (2.3/7 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall from 9-9:31 p.m. ET) ranks as the #1 telecast of any Tuesday comedy on a Big 4 network in 18-49 and total viewers since March 4, 2014 ("About a Boy," 2.5 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall). "Marry Me" retained 70% of the prior hour's rating from "The Voice," versus 61% in this slot last season for the first regular original of "About a Boy."

· "Marry Me" won the highly competitive time slot in adults 18-49 among the Big 4 versus "NCIS: New Orleans," "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "New Girl."

· "Marry Me" is the #2 comedy premiere so far this season in 18-49 and total viewers, behind only ABC's "Black-ish."

· The second season debut of "About a Boy" (1.8/5 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 9:31-10 p.m. ET) won the slot in adults 18-34 and women 18-34 among the Big 4.

· "About a Boy" retained 78% of its 18-49 lead-in from "Marry Me," up from 76% in this slot last season for the first regular original of "Growing Up Fisher." In men 18-49, last night's retention was 81% (1.3 vs. 1.6).

· "Chicago Fire" (2.0/6 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) matched the show's highest rating with no "Voice" lead-in since Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 (2.1).

· "Chicago Fire" retained 95% of last week's rating despite the absence of a "Voice" lead-in this week.

· "Chicago Fire" won the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 by a +33% margin (2.0 vs. 1.5 for CBS's "Person of Interest"), the biggest "Chicago Fire" margin over "Persons" since premiere week, pending updates. Last night's "Fire" topped ABC's "Forever" by +82% (2.0 vs. 1.1).

· L+3: Last w week's "Chicago Fire" grew by +43% in 18-49 (to a 3.07 from a 2.15 and 2.8 million viewers overall (to 11.2 million from 8.4 million) going from L+SD to L+3

· "The Voice" (3.3/11 in 18-49, 11.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranks as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4.

· "The Voice" won the hour among those networks by a +32% margin (3.3 vs. 2.5 for "NCIS").

Projected "Live Plus Three Day" and "Live Plus Seven Day" Results:

Adult 18-49 Rating
Show... L+SD... L+3... L+7
The Voice... 3.3... 3.9... 4.1
Chicago Fire... 2.0... 2.9... 3.1

Persons 2+ (Total Viewers)
Show... L+SD... L+3... L+7
The Voice... 11.9 million... 13.7 million... 14.2 million
Chicago Fire... 7.2 million... 9.8 million... 10.4 million

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

· 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," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.5/5 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.





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· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· FOREVER (ABC)
· GROWING UP FISHER (NBC)
· MARRY ME (NBC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)





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