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[05/20/15 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Wraps Season on Top in Demos 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/19/15):

NBC (10.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its "The Voice Recap" (7.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) followed by the season finale of "The Voice" (11.357 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (11.220 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) with night two of "The Bachelorette" (7.046 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) alongside the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.307 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.422 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.503 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) plus a second "Hell's Kitchen" (3.341 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.590 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) served up its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.075 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8), "NCIS: New Orleans" (7.260 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and another "NCIS" (6.434 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, the season finale of "The Flash" (3.706 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and a new "iZombie" (1.762 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) on The CW (2.734 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.8 rating while the latter delivered a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - Dancing with the Stars
+33.33% - The Voice
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+180.00% - The Flash (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+85.71% - Hell's Kitchen - 9:00 (vs. I Wanna Marry 'Harry')
+18.75% - The Bachelorette (vs. Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals)
-4.17% - Dancing with the Stars
-15.15% - The Voice
-15.79% - The Voice Recap
-29.41% - Hell's Kitchen - 8:00 (vs. American Idol)
-36.36% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 4.9/12; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (2.0/7). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/20/14):

NBC (10.181 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to "The Voice Recap" (7.413 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (11.565 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

ABC (13.718 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with its own "Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals" (11.430 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and the two-hour season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Next up was FOX (4.332 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "American Idol" (6.614 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) followed by the premiere of "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" (2.050 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.855 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its specials "Judge Judy Primetime" (5.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" (4.452 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, a repeat of "Supernatural" (1.202 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) led into the season finale of "Supernatural" (2.277 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) on The CW (1.740 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Supernatural" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 1.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+32.00% - The Voice
+22.22% - Supernatural
-4.00% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. 5/19/14)
-19.05% - American Idol (vs. 5/14/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+37.50% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/Grimm)
+33.33% - Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals (vs. The Bachelor's Funniest Moments)
-5.00% - The Voice Recap (vs. Devastation in Oklahoma)
-7.69% - Dancing with the Stars
-10.53% - American Idol (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-30.77% - Judge Judy Primetime (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeats))
-33.33% - ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops (vs. NCIS (Repeats))
-63.16% - I Wanna Marry 'Harry' (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,� 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). 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 0.8/3 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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