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[09/30/15 - 08:47 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Rises in NBC's Latest Demo Victory
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 (9/22/15):

NBC (10.931 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with new episodes of "The Voice" (13.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) and "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (6.292 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3).

CBS (12.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with week two of its lineup of "NCIS" (16.020 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.606 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Limitless" (9.576 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

Next up was ABC (4.770 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and originals from "The Muppets" (5.801 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.773 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) followed by the return of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.842 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and a repeat "Quantico" (4.182 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) served up the respective premieres of "Grandfathered" (5.280 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) and "The Grinder" (4.933 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) plus a new "Scream Queens" (3.563 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

And finally, the annual "iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1" (0.906 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.906 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - The Voice
+5.56% - Limitless
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-9.09% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
-10.53% - Fresh Off the Boat
-12.50% - NCIS
-12.50% - Scream Queens
-28.57% - The Muppets

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Grandfathered (vs. Utopia)
+87.50% - The Grinder (vs. Utopia)
+42.86% - The Muppets (vs. Selfie)
+30.77% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Manhattan Love Story)
+21.74% - Scream Queens (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
+5.56% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.00% - The Voice
-16.67% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (vs. Chicago Fire)
-19.23% - NCIS
-25.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1 (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 2)
-26.09% - NCIS: New Orleans

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," 2.8/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/30/14):

NBC (12.017 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with a two-hour "The Voice" (13.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (8.983 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3).

The silver then went to CBS (15.280 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) with week two of its "NCIS" (18.645 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (16.444 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "Person of Interest" (10.752 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) lineup.

Next up was ABC (4.907 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and the premieres of "Selfie" (4.885 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) and "Manhattan Love Story" (4.275 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) plus originals from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.543 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Forever" (5.599 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.177 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Utopia" (2.016 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "New Girl" (2.352 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (2.325 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.995 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with its annual special "iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 2" (0.995 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - Utopia
-7.69% - New Girl
-8.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-10.34% - NCIS
-10.53% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-11.11% - Chicago Fire
-23.53% - Forever

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Forever (vs. Lucky 7)
0.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 2
-5.56% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-9.09% - The Voice
-10.00% - Person of Interest
-14.29% - Chicago Fire
-14.81% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-23.53% - NCIS
-26.67% - The Mindy Project
-36.84% - New Girl
-40.74% - Utopia (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-54.84% - Selfie (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-58.06% - Manhattan Love Story (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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 0.8/4 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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