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[01/13/16 - 12:16 PM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Coverage of the State of the Union Address
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/12/16):

NBC (5.030 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with a new "Hollywood Game Night" (4.620 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) followed by its "NBC News Special" (5.235 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

CBS (7.332 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "NCIS" (10.747 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) and "Mike & Molly" (3.516 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) bookending a "CBS News Special" (6.328 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.615 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "New Girl" (3.320 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "Grandfathered" (2.706 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "FOX News Special" (2.661 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.500 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up second runs of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.701 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "The Muppets" (2.393 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) alongside "ABC News Special" (4.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and a repeat "The Goldbergs" (2.476 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, The CW (1.435 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night with its special "MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion" (1.646 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and the return of "iZombie" (1.225 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
0.00% - Grandfathered
0.00% - iZombie (vs. 12/8/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - iZombie (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+50.00% - MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
-17.65% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-20.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-41.18% - 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," 1.8/5; 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," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (1/13/15):

CBS (15.257 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to originals from "NCIS" (19.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (16.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Person of Interest" (10.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

ABC (5.683 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with a special "Shark Tank" (7.346 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) followed by new episodes of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (5.053 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) and "Forever" (4.648 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

Next up was FOX (3.801 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with fresh installments of "MasterChef Junior" (4.922 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "New Girl" (2.917 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (2.441 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.197 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up the return of "Parks & Recreation" (3.761 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) followed by a second "Parks & Recreation" (3.296 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6), "Marry Me" (2.196 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "About a Boy" (2.758 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Chicago Fire" (6.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.614 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Arrow" (1.149 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.381 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 0.2 rating while "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - About a Boy
+10.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - NCIS
-5.56% - MasterChef Junior
-5.88% - Person of Interest
-6.67% - New Girl
-9.09% - Forever
-11.76% - Chicago Fire
-12.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-12.50% - Marry Me
-16.67% - Marvel's Agent Carter

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Forever (vs. Killer Women)
+30.77% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-6.67% - NCIS
-8.33% - The Mindy Project
-8.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-11.76% - Parks & Recreation - 8:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-11.76% - Parks & Recreation - 8:30 (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-12.50% - New Girl
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-18.18% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-20.00% - Person of Interest
-47.06% - About a Boy (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-58.82% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; 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," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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) tied CBS's "The Talk After Dark" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped " The Talk After Dark " (0.2/1).

·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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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