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[01/21/15 - 08:23 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Demo Crown, CBS Tops Viewers
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 (1/20/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to live State of the Union coverage (9-10:36p), Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (4.564 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with its mix of "Parks & Recreation" (4.084 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), another "Parks & Recreation" (3.625 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "NBC News Special" (5.260 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and analysis from another "NBC News Special" (3.895 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

FOX (4.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then shared the adults 18-49 crown thanks to a new "MasterChef Junior" (5.417 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "FOX News Special" (2.848 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was CBS (8.098 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (11.873 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "Mike & Molly" (3.848 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) bookending "CBS News Special" (6.997 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, The CW (3.132 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up the return of "The Flash" (3.733 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Supernatural" (2.534 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 0.8 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.8 rating.

And finally, a repeat "Marvel's Agent Carter" (3.248 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "ABC News Special" (4.733 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and a repeat "Black-ish" (3.254 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) closed out the evening on ABC (3.991 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MasterChef Junior 0.00% - Parks & Recreation - 8:00 -6.67% - Parks & Recreation - 8:30 -9.09% - Supernatural (vs. 12/9/14) -13.33% - The Flash (vs. 12/9/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - The Flash (vs. The Originals) 0.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) -9.09% - Supernatural -21.05% - Parks & Recreation - 8:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 15) -26.32% - Parks & Recreation - 8:30 (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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped " Late Late Show " (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 (1/21/14):

NBC (6.762 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) lead the demo race on Tuesday thanks to fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 15" (6.626 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3).

FOX (3.798 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was the number two draw with originals from "Dads" (3.888 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.548 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1), "New Girl" (3.726 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3) and "The Mindy Project" (3.031 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Next up was CBS (10.545 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (13.944 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.361 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6) and "Person of Interest" (7.331 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.526 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up new episodes of "The Originals" (2.354 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "Supernatural" (2.699 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.1 rating.

And finally, a repeat of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) followed by new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (4.734 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), "Trophy Wife" (3.482 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "Killer Women" (3.593 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) rounded out the evening on ABC (3.791 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+35.71% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+25.00% - Dads
+25.00% - The Mindy Project
+12.50% - New Girl
+11.76% - The Biggest Loser 15
+11.11% - The Originals
+10.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Killer Women
-9.09% - Trophy Wife
-16.67% - The Goldbergs

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Supernatural (vs. Emily Owens, MD)
+58.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Ben & Kate)
+42.86% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+28.38% - The Biggest Loser 15 (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers/Go On/The New Normal)
+5.88% - Chicago Fire (vs. Parenthood)
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-11.76% - Dads (vs. Raising Hope)
-14.29% - New Girl
-31.82% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Taste)
-53.33% - Killer Women (vs. Private Practice)
-54.55% - Trophy Wife (vs. The Taste)

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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 with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/2 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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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