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[10/21/15 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Onto Adults 18-49 Crown
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 (10/20/15):

NBC (7.836 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with its trio of "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (4.775 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), "The Voice" (10.990 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Chicago Fire" (7.743 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

CBS (12.521 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a close second with its lineup of "NCIS" (16.873 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans" (12.837 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Limitless" (7.853 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was ABC (3.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its annual repeats of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (5.946 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "Toy Story of Terror!" (5.028 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) plus a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.838 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.600 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.859 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up originals from "Grandfathered" (3.261 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "The Grinder" (2.854 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Scream Queens" (2.661 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.468 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "iZombie" (1.465 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (2.467 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - The Flash
+7.14% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+6.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
+5.00% - NCIS
+4.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
0.00% - Grandfathered
0.00% - Scream Queens
0.00% - The Grinder
0.00% - iZombie
-5.56% - Chicago Fire
-7.14% - Limitless

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.58% - The Voice (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.53% - Chicago Fire
-12.50% - NCIS
-13.33% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans
-44.44% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-61.29% - Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (vs. The Voice)
-65.52% - Grandfathered (vs. World Series, Game 1)
-65.52% - Scream Queens (vs. World Series, Game 1)
-68.97% - The Grinder (vs. World Series, Game 1)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· 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 with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/21/14):

FOX (10.679 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Tuesday thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 1" (10.679 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

NBC (8.137 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (11.498 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Marry Me" (6.071 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "About a Boy" (4.888 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Chicago Fire" (7.433 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

Next up was CBS (14.001 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and its lineup of "NCIS" (16.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3), "NCIS: New Orleans" (15.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (9.259 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals from "Selfie" (3.811 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Manhattan Love Story" (2.652 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.290 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "Forever" (4.800 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.381 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "Supernatural" (2.100 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) on CW (2.741 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Selfie
+9.09% - NCIS: New Orleans
+9.09% - Forever
0.00% - Person of Interest
-4.00% - NCIS
-5.00% - Chicago Fire
-6.06% - The Voice
-6.25% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-10.00% - Supernatural
-12.50% - The Flash
-17.39% - Marry Me
-22.22% - About a Boy
-22.22% - Manhattan Love Story

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+93.33% - World Series, Game 1 (vs. Various)
+55.56% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+55.00% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
+9.09% - Forever (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+3.45% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-7.69% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-9.52% - Chicago Fire
-10.00% - Supernatural
-20.00% - NCIS
-31.82% - Person of Interest
-52.50% - Marry Me (vs. The Voice)
-57.69% - Selfie (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-65.00% - About a Boy (vs. The Voice)
-73.08% - 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," 2.6/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's firstrun "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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