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[10/22/14 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opener Helps FOX Snap NBC's Win Streak
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/21/14):

FOX (10.679 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Tuesday thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 1" (10.679 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

NBC (8.137 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (11.498 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Marry Me" (6.071 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "About a Boy" (4.888 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Chicago Fire" (7.433 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

Next up was CBS (14.001 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and its lineup of "NCIS" (16.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3), "NCIS: New Orleans" (15.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (9.259 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "Selfie" (3.811 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Manhattan Love Story" (2.652 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.290 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Forever" (4.800 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.381 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Supernatural" (2.100 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) on CW (2.741 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Selfie
+9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans
+9.09% - Forever
0.00% - Person of Interest
-4.00% - NCIS
-5.00% - Chicago Fire
-6.06% - The Voice
-6.25% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.00% - Supernatural
-12.50% - The Flash
-17.39% - Marry Me
-22.22% - About a Boy
-22.22% - Manhattan Love Story

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+93.33% - World Series, Game 1 (vs. Various)
+55.56% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+55.00% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
+9.09% - Forever (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+3.45% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-7.69% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-9.52% - Chicago Fire
-10.00% - Supernatural
-20.00% - NCIS
-31.82% - Person of Interest
-52.50% - Marry Me (vs. The Voice)
-57.69% - Selfie (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-65.00% - About a Boy (vs. The Voice)
-73.08% - Manhattan Love Story (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

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," 2.6/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's firstrun "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/22/13):

NBC (9.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with its mix of "The Biggest Loser 15" (6.636 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "The Voice" (12.847 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6).

CBS (15.462 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then was a close second place with originals from "NCIS" (18.580 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.870 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (12.937 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5).

Next up was ABC (5.075 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and its lineup of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (7.127 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (5.264 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), "Trophy Wife" (4.030 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) and a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.450 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.501 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up new episodes of "Dads" (3.608 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.777 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10), "New Girl" (3.759 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.858 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Originals" (2.153 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16) and "Supernatural" (2.298 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15) on The CW (2.225 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+6.25% - The Goldbergs
+4.76% - Person of Interest
+2.56% - The Voice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Dads
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-3.70% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-7.69% - Trophy Wife
-9.09% - The Biggest Loser 15
-9.09% - Supernatural
-12.50% - Chicago Fire
-18.18% - The Originals

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+86.05% - The Voice (vs. Go On/The New Normal)
+80.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+46.67% - Person of Interest (vs. Vegas)
+18.18% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+14.29% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+10.53% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
-3.70% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-6.25% - NCIS
-10.53% - The Goldbergs (vs. Happy Endings)
-17.65% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-29.41% - Trophy Wife (vs. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)
-33.33% - New Girl
-41.67% - The Mindy Project (vs. The X Factor)
-51.22% - The Biggest Loser 15 (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," 2.8/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7 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," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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" (1.3/5 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

·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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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