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[10/14/15 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "Voice," "Fire"
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/13/15):

NBC (7.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with its revised lineup of "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (4.475 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), "The Voice" (9.913 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.366 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3).

CBS (12.027 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a competitive second with its trio of "NCIS" (15.733 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.250 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Limitless" (8.098 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and originals from "The Muppets" (4.497 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "Fresh Off the Boat" (4.077 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.720 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) plus a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.386 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.637 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) offered up new episodes of "Grandfathered" (3.131 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "The Grinder" (2.510 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Scream Queens" (2.454 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

And finally, week two of "The Flash" (3.318 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "iZombie" (1.379 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (2.349 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.64% - The Voice
-4.76% - NCIS
-7.14% - The Flash
-7.69% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
-9.09% - Grandfathered
-9.09% - Scream Queens
-10.00% - The Grinder
-11.76% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-17.65% - Limitless
-18.75% - The Muppets
-22.22% - Fresh Off the Boat
-28.57% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Manhattan Love Story)
+30.00% - The Muppets (vs. Selfie)
+28.57% - The Grinder (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+25.00% - Grandfathered (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+21.95% - The Voice (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
-6.67% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-9.09% - Scream Queens (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
-10.00% - Chicago Fire
-12.50% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-18.75% - The Flash
-20.00% - NCIS
-31.82% - NCIS: New Orleans
-50.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-63.64% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (vs. The Voice)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· 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 1.1/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/14/14):

NBC (8.677 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Voice" (11.892 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) followed by the premieres of "Marry Me" (7.764 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "About a Boy" (6.162 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) plus a new "Chicago Fire" (7.178 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

CBS (14.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then claimed a silver medal with its mix of "NCIS" (17.086 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (15.902 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "Person of Interest" (9.731 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Next up was The CW (3.159 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with week two of "The Flash" (4.119 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Supernatural" (2.199 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 1.0 rating.

Meanwhile, ABC (4.179 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up originals from "Selfie" (3.515 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12), "Manhattan Love Story" (2.956 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.624 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Forever" (4.678 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.965 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.530 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17) led into new episodes of "New Girl" (2.262 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (2.212 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) on FOX (1.992 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - The Voice
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Manhattan Love Story
-3.85% - NCIS
-4.35% - NCIS: New Orleans
-4.76% - Chicago Fire
-6.25% - Person of Interest
-7.69% - New Girl
-9.09% - Selfie
-11.11% - The Flash
-15.38% - Forever
-16.67% - Supernatural

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - Forever (vs. Scandal (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
+45.45% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+10.34% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-9.09% - Supernatural
-15.38% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-16.67% - NCIS
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-28.57% - The Mindy Project
-28.57% - Person of Interest
-33.33% - New Girl
-41.03% - Marry Me (vs. The Voice)
-53.85% - About a Boy (vs. The Voice)
-62.96% - Selfie (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-66.67% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.5/5 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" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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