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[08/12/15 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Rises in Latest Victory 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/11/15):

NBC (9.210 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was once again the top draw on Tuesday with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (11.183 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (5.266 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (7.034 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "NCIS" (8.349 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Zoo" (6.676 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.076 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was ABC (2.345 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.510 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Black-ish" (2.130 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) followed by a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.357 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.886 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.471 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) alongside repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.425 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.178 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.122 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "iZombie" (0.803 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.963 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 0.2 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Hollywood Game Night
+19.05% - America's Got Talent
+10.00% - Zoo
0.00% - Extreme Weight Loss
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.29% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
+22.22% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-7.69% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Various (Repeats))
-25.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. America's Got Talent)
-50.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/20/20)

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," 2.9/8; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 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; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/12/14):

NBC (7.838 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) snagged the top spot on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "Food Fighters" (4.412 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "America's Got Talent" (9.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (5.049 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.981 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) followed by a special "20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams" (7.187 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.342 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.069 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.112 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "Person of Interest" (4.845 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.432 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its own second run mix of "Family Guy" (1.834 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.470 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "New Girl" (1.155 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "The Mindy Project" (1.271 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.805 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Supernatural" (0.843 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (0.824 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.2 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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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