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[01/14/15 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/13/15):

CBS (15.257 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to originals from "NCIS" (19.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (16.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Person of Interest" (10.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

ABC (5.683 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with a special "Shark Tank" (7.346 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) followed by new episodes of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (5.053 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) and "Forever" (4.648 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Next up was FOX (3.801 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (4.922 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "New Girl" (2.917 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (2.441 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.197 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up the return of "Parks & Recreation" (3.761 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) followed by a second "Parks & Recreation" (3.296 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6), "Marry Me" (2.196 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "About a Boy" (2.758 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Chicago Fire" (6.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.614 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Arrow" (1.149 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.381 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 0.2 rating while "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - About a Boy
+10.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - NCIS
-5.56% - MasterChef Junior
-5.88% - Person of Interest
-6.67% - New Girl
-9.09% - Forever
-11.76% - Chicago Fire
-12.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - Marry Me
-16.67% - Marvel's Agent Carter

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Forever (vs. Killer Women)
+30.77% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-6.67% - NCIS
-8.33% - The Mindy Project
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-11.76% - Parks & Recreation - 8:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-11.76% - Parks & Recreation - 8:30 (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-12.50% - New Girl
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-18.18% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-20.00% - Person of Interest
-47.06% - About a Boy (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-58.82% - Marry Me (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," 2.8/7; 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," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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) tied CBS's "The Talk After Dark" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped " The Talk After Dark " (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (1/14/14):

CBS (15.892 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (19.453 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.874 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Person of Interest" (12.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

NBC (5.876 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 15" (5.508 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Chicago Fire" (6.612 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

Next up was ABC (4.638 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its original mix of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (6.254 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "The Goldbergs" (4.895 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Trophy Wife" (3.497 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "Killer Women" (3.465 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.129 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up new episodes of "Dads" (3.179 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.524 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9), "New Girl" (3.275 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.538 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, the return of "The Originals" (1.981 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and "Supernatural" (2.259 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) on The CW (2.120 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 1.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - The Goldbergs
+4.76% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+3.45% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/17/13)
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - The Biggest Loser 15
0.00% - New Girl
-5.26% - Chicago Fire
-6.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-7.69% - The Mindy Project
-8.33% - Trophy Wife
-9.09% - Supernatural (vs. 12/3/13)
-18.18% - The Originals (vs. 12/3/13)
-20.00% - Dads
-22.22% - Killer Women

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+69.23% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Modern Family (Repeat)/Suburgatory (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+38.46% - The Goldbergs (vs. Happy Endings)
+27.27% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+25.00% - Person of Interest (vs. Vegas)
+9.68% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers/Go On/The New Normal)
0.00% - Trophy Wife (vs. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)
-5.26% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-15.79% - New Girl
-20.00% - The Mindy Project
-21.05% - NCIS
-25.00% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-41.67% - Killer Women (vs. Private Practice)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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 Jimmy Fallon" (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" (0.5/3 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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