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[11/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Claims Top Spot in Viewers, 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/18/14):

CBS (14.748 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) moved into the top spot on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (17.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (16.677 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "Person of Interest" (9.679 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

NBC (7.678 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (10.497 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T1), "Marry Me" (5.327 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "About a Boy" (4.307 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "Chicago Fire" (7.718 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Next up was FOX (3.382 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with originals from "MasterChef Junior" (4.180 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), "New Girl" (2.800 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (2.371 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.483 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) served up a repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.504 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) followed by new episodes of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.535 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Forever" (4.409 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.579 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "Supernatural" (2.627 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) on The CW (3.103 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Person of Interest
+23.08% - Marry Me (vs. 11/4/14)
+18.18% - About a Boy (vs. 11/4/14)
+15.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
+13.04% - NCIS
+11.11% - Supernatural
+10.00% - The Mindy Project
+7.69% - New Girl
+6.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Forever
-7.14% - The Flash
-9.09% - Chicago Fire
-10.34% - The Voice
-16.67% - MasterChef Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+333.33% - The Flash (vs. The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga)
+44.44% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
+11.11% - Supernatural
+7.14% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
+5.26% - Chicago Fire
-8.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-8.33% - The Mindy Project
-13.33% - NCIS
-17.65% - New Girl
-20.00% - Person of Interest
-29.82% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/David Blaine: Real or Magic)
-48.39% - Marry Me (vs. The Voice)
-58.06% - About a Boy (vs. The Voice)
-60.00% - Forever (vs. David Blaine: Real or Magic)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; 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" (1.3/5 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" (0.6/4 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/19/13):

CBS (15.452 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) rose to the top spot on Tuesday with its mix of "NCIS" (19.388 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.901 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (12.065 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6).

ABC (6.942 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and NBC (8.330 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) then split the silver as the latter served up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 15" (6.333 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), "The Voice" (11.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7).

Meanwhile, the Alphabet offered up originals from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (6.847 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and "The Goldbergs" (5.137 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10) plus the special "David Blaine: Real or Magic" (7.608 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.060 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up new episodes of "Dads" (3.197 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.355 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "New Girl" (3.275 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (2.413 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13).

And finally, the special "The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga" (0.889 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and a new "Supernatural" (1.964 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) on The CW (1.426 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Lady Gaga" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Dads
+7.14% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+4.55% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+4.17% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+3.45% - NCIS
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - New Girl
-5.26% - The Biggest Loser 15
-5.88% - The Goldbergs
-7.69% - The Mindy Project
-8.82% - The Voice
-10.00% - Supernatural
-13.64% - Chicago Fire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+127.27% - David Blaine: Real or Magic (vs. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23/Private Practice)
+125.00% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+63.16% - The Voice (vs. Go On/The New Normal)
+36.36% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+33.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. Happy Endings)
+21.05% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+18.75% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
+11.11% - Person of Interest (vs. Vegas)
0.00% - NCIS
-7.69% - The Mindy Project
-10.71% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-13.33% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-15.00% - New Girl
-40.00% - The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-45.45% - 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," 3.2/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; 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 with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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" (1.6/6 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 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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