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[12/02/15 - 08:49 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Holds Off Annual "Rudolph" Telecast
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 (12/1/15):

NBC (10.075 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was still the top draw on Tuesday thanks to its trio of "The Voice" (11.988 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Chicago Med" (9.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "Chicago Fire" (8.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

The silver then went to CBS (6.571 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and its repeat lineup of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (9.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Limitless" (4.917 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) abd "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.787 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.409 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and originals from "The Muppets" (3.784 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.647 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.819 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) plus a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.692 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.721 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up part one of its "Arrow" crossover with "The Flash" (3.861 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and a new "iZombie" (1.581 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15).

And finally, fresh installments of "Grandfathered" (3.098 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The Grinder" (2.406 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Scream Queens" (2.404 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) on FOX (2.578 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.81% - The Voice
+20.00% - iZombie (vs. 11/17/15)
+12.50% - Scream Queens
+11.11% - Chicago Med
+7.69% - The Flash (vs. 11/17/15)
+5.56% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. 11/17/15)
0.00% - Grandfathered
0.00% - The Grinder
-8.33% - The Muppets (vs. 11/17/15)
-14.29% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 11/17/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
+18.75% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - The Voice
-6.67% - The Flash
-27.78% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-28.00% - Scream Queens (vs. New Girl/The Mindy Project)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-42.11% - The Muppets (vs. Toy Story That Time Forgot (Repeat))
-42.86% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Repeat))
-43.75% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-56.25% - The Grinder (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/2/14):

NBC (7.686 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) edged out the top demo spot on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (11.096 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "Marry Me" (4.963 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "About a Boy" (4.266 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and "Chicago Fire" (7.346 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

ABC (5.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a close second place with its combination of "Toy Story That Time Forgot" (6.789 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (6.751 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.334 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) and "Forever" (5.166 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12).

Next up was FOX (3.791 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its lineup of "MasterChef Junior" (4.852 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), "New Girl" (3.009 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.453 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13).

Meanwhile, CBS (9.660 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up second runs of "NCIS" (11.476 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "NCIS: New Orleans" (10.490 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "Person of Interest" (7.013 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (4.222 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "Supernatural" (2.358 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16) on The CW (3.290 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.1 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Marry Me
+20.00% - Forever
+13.04% - The Voice
+12.50% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+10.00% - About a Boy
+7.69% - New Girl
+7.14% - The Flash
+6.67% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Supernatural

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+111.11% - Toy Story That Time Forgot (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Repeat))
+55.56% - New Girl (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
+44.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
+36.36% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+30.00% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
+20.00% - Forever (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
+6.67% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-8.33% - The Mindy Project
-18.18% - Supernatural
-30.43% - Chicago Fire
-57.58% - Marry Me (vs. The Voice)
-66.67% - About a Boy (vs. The Voice)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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