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[07/15/15 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MLB All-Star Game" Puts FOX on Top
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 (7/14/15):

FOX (10.206 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its annual presentation of the "MLB All-Star Game" (10.206 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

NBC (8.809 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "America's Got Talent" (10.570 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Hollywood Game Night" (5.286 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.319 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "NCIS" (6.798 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Zoo" (6.480 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.680 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.652 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.781 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Black-ish" (2.512 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) alongside a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.655 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.344 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "iZombie" (0.875 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (1.109 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former posted a 0.3 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Extreme Weight Loss
+9.09% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
-9.09% - Zoo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. The Night Shift)
+20.00% - America's Got Talent
+11.11% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-6.67% - MLB All-Star Game
-15.79% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/Celebrity Wife Swap)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/15/14):

FOX (10.950 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was of course the network to beat on Tuesday with its annual presentation of the "MLB All-Star Game" (10.950 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1).

NBC (7.716 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then snagged the silver with "America's Got Talent" (8.466 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) followed by the season finale of "The Night Shift" (6.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.397 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.846 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.170 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Person of Interest" (5.177 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.502 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up its duo of "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.560 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.385 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.550 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) and "Supernatural" (0.533 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) closed out the evening over on The CW (0.541 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.1 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.1 rating.

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," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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