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[12/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
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 (12/16/14):

NBC (10.094 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to "Elf: Buddy's Magic Christmas" (4.867 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (12.707 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

CBS (13.331 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with its fall finales from "NCIS" (17.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.959 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Person of Interest" (8.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Next up was ABC (4.426 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (6.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "Disney Prep & Landing" (4.184 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice" (3.617 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and "Forever" (3.120 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) served up a new "MasterChef Junior" (5.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) alongside repeats of "New Girl" (2.187 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (1.654 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (1.734 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.265 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.499 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 0.4 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - The Voice
+6.25% - MasterChef Junior
-4.17% - NCIS
-17.39% - NCIS: New Orleans
-23.53% - Person of Interest

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads (Repeat)/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat))v -17.86% - NCIS
-17.95% - The Voice
-20.83% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-31.58% - Person of Interest
-35.00% - Elf: Buddy's Magic Christmas (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)

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," 3.5/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; 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," 1.5/7; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 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 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/17/13):

NBC (11.538 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Biggest Loser 15" (6.991 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (13.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1).

CBS (15.599 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "NCIS" (19.405 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.293 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Person of Interest" (12.100 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

Next up was ABC (2.829 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with repeats of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.189 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "The Goldbergs" (3.201 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Trophy Wife" (2.438 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) alongside the departing "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (2.479 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.793 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) served up second runs of "Dads" (2.407 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.857 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "New Girl" (1.500 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.410 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.939 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "Supernatural" (0.936 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.81% - The Voice
+5.26% - The Biggest Loser 15
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-9.52% - Person of Interest (vs. 11/26/13)
-22.22% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - Person of Interest
-15.15% - NCIS
-16.67% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-17.24% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-20.41% - The Voice
-41.67% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Private Practice)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" captured its highest Tuesday rating in metered-market households (3.5 rating, 9 share) in four months (since an appearance by President Obama on Aug. 6, 3.8/10).

Last night's encore of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) earned that show's top Tuesday result since Oct. 8, despite being a rebroadcast.

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.5/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; 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 with Jay Leno," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·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" (1.7/6 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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