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[05/06/15 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/5/15):

CBS (11.896 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on Tuesday with its mix of "NCIS" (14.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (13.248 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (8.206 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

NBC (6.591 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its lineup of "The Voice" (8.753 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Undateable" (4.771 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), a second "Undateable" (3.791 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Chicago Fire" (6.739 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

Next up was ABC (6.238 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (10.128 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.482 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and the season finale of "Forever" (4.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.668 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) served up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.423 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) followed by the season finales of "New Girl" (2.239 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and "Weird Loners" (1.586 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.643 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "iZombie" (1.933 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (2.788 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 1.0 rating while the latter delivered a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Undateable
+10.00% - Forever (vs. 4/21/15)
+10.00% - New Girl
+9.09% - Hell's Kitchen
+7.14% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+6.67% - Chicago Fire
+5.26% - NCIS
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - Weird Loners
-6.67% - The Flash
-9.52% - The Voice
-11.11% - NCIS: New Orleans
-17.65% - Dancing with the Stars
-21.43% - Person of Interest

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+50.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
+50.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
+22.22% - Forever (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)
0.00% - Undateable - 9:30 (vs. Growing Up Fisher)
-6.67% - Undateable - 9:00 (vs. About a Boy)
-8.33% - New Girl
-12.50% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-13.04% - NCIS
-15.79% - Chicago Fire
-20.83% - The Voice
-22.22% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-27.27% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-35.29% - Person of Interest
-53.85% - Weird Loners (vs. The Mindy Project)

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," 2.8/7; 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 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 1.1/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.3/5). 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 0.8/4 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/6/14):

CBS (13.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) held onto the top spot on Tuesday with its usual mix of "NCIS" (15.661 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.996 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "Person of Interest" (10.410 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

NBC (7.738 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "The Voice" (10.420 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "About a Boy" (6.356 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Growing Up Fisher" (5.217 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and "Chicago Fire" (7.009 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Next up was ABC (3.715 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and fresh installments of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.077 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "The Goldbergs" (4.071 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "Trophy Wife" (2.444 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.812 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.286 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up a new "Glee" (2.156 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) alongside the season finales of "New Girl" (2.388 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and "The Mindy Project" (2.446 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.508 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and "Supernatural" (1.771 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) on The CW (1.639 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Originals" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - New Girl
+18.18% - The Mindy Project
+12.50% - Celebrity Wife Swap
+5.56% - Chicago Fire
+4.76% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Glee
-5.26% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-8.00% - NCIS
-10.53% - Person of Interest
-11.11% - The Voice
-11.76% - About a Boy
-18.75% - The Goldbergs
-20.00% - Supernatural
-20.00% - Growing Up Fisher
-22.22% - Trophy Wife
-25.00% - The Originals

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+80.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Splash)
+41.67% - Person of Interest (vs. Golden Boy)
+20.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Grimm)
-8.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-20.69% - NCIS
-23.53% - The Goldbergs (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-33.33% - The Voice
-35.71% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Body of Proof)
-42.86% - New Girl
-57.89% - Glee (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-58.33% - About a Boy (vs. The Voice)
-58.82% - Trophy Wife (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-66.67% - Growing Up Fisher (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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 1.2/5; "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 1.1/4 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" (1.2/4 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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