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[08/19/15 - 08:44 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
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 (8/18/15):

NBC (8.737 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was Tuesday's top draw for the fifth week in a row with its mix of "America's Got Talent" (10.689 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.833 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

The silver then went to CBS (6.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and its trio of "NCIS" (8.211 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Zoo" (5.810 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.702 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (2.676 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.944 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), another "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.566 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (2.637 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up an original "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (2.353 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.243 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.230 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, second runs of "The Flash" (0.953 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "iZombie" (0.628 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.790 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 0.4 rating while the latter delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Extreme Weight Loss
0.00% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
-12.00% - America's Got Talent
-13.33% - Hollywood Game Night
-18.18% - Zoo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - America's Got Talent (vs. Food Fighters/America's Got Talent)
+12.50% - Zoo (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-7.69% - Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (vs. Various (Repeat))
-17.65% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Extreme Weight Loss/20/20)
-31.58% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. America's Got Talent)

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

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.2/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 (8/19/14):

NBC (7.803 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with new episodes of "Food Fighters" (4.635 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "America's Got Talent" (9.388 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

CBS (7.096 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "NCIS" (9.028 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.027 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Person of Interest" (5.235 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.490 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with originals from "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.372 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "20/20: From Hell" (3.727 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Family Guy" (1.899 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.404 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "New Girl" (1.060 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (0.989 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.772 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.637 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.704 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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