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[01/06/16 - 09:00 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Viewers, Demos
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/5/16):

CBS (14.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (18.723 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (17.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Limitless" (7.402 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

NBC (6.730 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "Hollywood Game Night" (4.387 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) followed by its crossover between "Chicago Fire" (7.422 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) and "Chicago Med" (8.382 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.806 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its new lineup of "New Girl" (3.348 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Grandfathered" (3.018 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.720 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "The Grinder" (2.140 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.683 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.554 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "The Muppets" (2.115 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) alongside special editions of "Shark Tank" (4.327 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Beyond the Tank" (3.888 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.215 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "iZombie" (0.694 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.954 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/15/15)
+23.81% - NCIS (vs. 12/15/15)
+14.29% - The Grinder (vs. 12/1/15)
+11.11% - Grandfathered (vs. 12/1/15)
+7.69% - Limitless (vs. 12/15/15)
-9.52% - Chicago Med (vs. 12/8/15)
-10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 12/8/15)
-29.41% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 12/13/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
+41.18% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Parks & Recreation (Repeats))
+11.76% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Fire)
0.00% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Forever)
-4.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-7.14% - NCIS
-17.65% - Limitless (vs. Person of Interest)
-20.00% - The Grinder (vs. The Mindy Project)
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-22.22% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-33.33% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agent Carter)
-44.44% - Grandfathered (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," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/6/15):

CBS (15.605 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with the return of new episodes from "NCIS" (19.491 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (17.355 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "Person of Interest" (9.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6).

ABC (6.211 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with the premiere of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (7.430 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), a second "Marvel's Agent Carter" (6.299 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4) and a new "Forever" (4.905 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was FOX (3.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with the season premiere of "MasterChef Junior" (5.261 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4) alongside fresh installments of "New Girl" (3.166 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.247 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.843 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "Parks & Recreation" (2.895 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), another "Parks & Recreation" (2.136 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) followed by new episodes of "Marry Me" (2.046 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "About a Boy" (2.663 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Chicago Fire" (6.659 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.355 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Supernatural" (1.033 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) on The CW (1.194 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 0.3 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.58% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/16/14)
+30.77% - Person of Interest (vs. 12/16/14)
+21.74% - NCIS (vs. 12/16/14)
+6.25% - Chicago Fire (vs. 12/2/14)
+5.88% - MasterChef Junior (vs. 12/16/14)
0.00% - New Girl (vs. 12/9/14)
0.00% - Forever (vs. 12/9/14)
-11.11% - About a Boy (vs. 12/9/14)
-16.67% - The Mindy Project (vs. 12/9/14)
-33.33% - Marry Me (vs. 12/9/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Forever (vs. Killer Women)
+20.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
+20.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 9:00 (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
+4.17% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Intelligence)
-3.45% - NCIS
-4.76% - Marvel's Agent Carter - 8:00 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-6.25% - New Girl
-10.53% - Chicago Fire
-15.00% - Person of Interest
-23.08% - The Mindy Project
-52.94% - About a Boy (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-52.94% - Marry Me (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)

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," 2.3/6; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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