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[02/25/15 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Powers NBC to Top Demo Spot
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/24/15):

NBC (10.611 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 with night two of "The Voice" (13.822 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) followed by part one of the "Parks & Recreation" (3.594 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) finale and part two of the "Parks & Recreation" (4.785 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) finale.

CBS (13.577 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "NCIS" (17.427 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.839 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "Person of Interest" (9.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.716 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and the season finale of "MasterChef Junior" (4.802 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) alongside new episodes of "New Girl" (2.905 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.356 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.496 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up its mix of "Fresh Off the Boat" (5.786 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "Repeat After Me" (3.894 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), the season finale of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (4.003 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "Forever" (4.646 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

And finally, the special "TV's Hottest Commercials Countdown" (1.395 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and a repeat "The Flash" (1.119 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (1.257 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.2 rating while the latter delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Parks & Recreation - 10:30 (vs. 8:30)
+27.27% - Parks & Recreation - 10:00 (vs. 8:00)
+6.25% - Person of Interest
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-4.00% - NCIS
-7.14% - Marvel's Agent Carter
-7.14% - Repeat After Me
-9.09% - Forever (vs. 2/10/15)
-11.11% - MasterChef Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Glee)
+28.81% - The Voice (vs. Various)
+5.56% - Parks & Recreation - 10:30 (vs. Chicago Fire)
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - New Girl
-7.69% - NCIS
-9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-9.09% - Forever (vs. Mind Games)
-15.38% - The Mindy Project (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-20.83% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. The Bachelor)
-22.22% - Parks & Recreation - 10:00 (vs. Chicago Fire)
-45.83% - Marvel's Agent Carter (vs. The Bachelor)
-45.83% - Repeat After Me (vs. The Bachelor)
-50.00% - TV's Hottest Commercials Countdown (vs. The Originals)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/25/14):

NBC (9.249 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with night two of "The Voice" (12.965 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) premiere followed by encores of "About a Boy" (8.344 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "Growing Up Fisher" (7.036 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6) plus a new "Chicago Fire" (7.091 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

CBS (13.587 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "NCIS" (16.887 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.096 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "Person of Interest" (10.778 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was ABC (6.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with a special "The Bachelor" (8.116 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) followed by the premiere of "Mind Games" (3.599 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up the relocated "Glee" (2.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) alongside fresh installments of "New Girl" (2.847 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.627 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

And finally, The CW (2.158 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) wrapped up the evening with new episodes of "The Originals" (1.877 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Supernatural" (2.439 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Glee (vs. 12/5/13)
+8.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 2/11/14)
+7.69% - New Girl (vs. 2/11/14)
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/21/14)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 2/4/14)
0.00% - The Originals (vs. 2/4/14)
-13.33% - NCIS (vs. 2/4/14)
-19.05% - Person of Interest (vs. 2/4/14)
-24.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/4/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - Supernatural (vs. Cult)
+184.62% - The Voice (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers)
+118.18% - About a Boy (vs. Go On)
+100.00% - Growing Up Fisher (vs. The New Normal)
+100.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Smash)
+33.33% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+26.32% - The Bachelor (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap/The Taste)
-5.56% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
-8.33% - Mind Games (vs. Body of Proof)
-17.24% - Glee (vs. Raising Hope)
-18.75% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Mindy Project)
-23.53% - NCIS
-24.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-39.13% - New Girl

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," 4.0/10; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/8; "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 1.0/3 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 Seth Meyers" (2.2/8 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" (1.0/7 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.2/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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