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[02/03/16 - 08:44 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials"
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 (2/2/16):

CBS (10.081 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Tuesday with its two-hour special "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" (11.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and a repeat "NCIS" (7.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

NBC (6.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second place with its trio of "Hollywood Game Night" (4.324 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Chicago Med" (7.649 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Chicago Fire" (8.200 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.355 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its combination of "New Girl" (2.980 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Grandfathered" (2.568 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.220 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "The Grinder" (1.650 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.563 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up originals from "The Flash" (3.668 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "iZombie" (1.460 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, ABC (3.018 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Fresh Off the Boat" (5.197 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "The Muppets" (2.725 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) plus new episodes from "Marvel's Agent Carter" (2.788 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (2.306 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - iZombie (vs. 1/12/16)
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 12/8/15)
+16.67% - New Girl
+11.11% - Grandfathered
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-8.33% - Hollywood Game Night
-11.11% - Marvel's Agent Carter
-14.29% - The Grinder
-27.27% - The Muppets (vs. 12/8/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+68.42% - Chicago Med (vs. Marry Me/About a Boy)
+12.50% - Chicago Fire
+10.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
+7.69% - The Flash
-12.50% - New Girl (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-16.67% - Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016 (vs. NCIS/NCIS: New Orleans)
-22.22% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Forever)
-26.32% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Shark Tank)
-28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. New Girl)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural)
-37.50% - Grandfathered (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-38.46% - Marvel's Agent Carter
-45.45% - The Grinder (vs. The Mindy Project)
-57.89% - The Muppets (vs. Shark Tank)

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; 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," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 (2/3/15):

CBS (14.727 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to the return of "NCIS" (18.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (16.379 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Person of Interest" (9.186 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

ABC (5.246 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with a special "Shark Tank" (7.110 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) followed by new episodes of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (4.253 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Forever" (4.375 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

Next up was FOX (3.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with originals from "MasterChef Junior" (4.892 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "New Girl" (2.987 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "The Mindy Project" (2.262 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.986 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a new "Parks & Recreation" (3.566 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), a repeat "Parks & Recreation" (2.008 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) and fresh installments of "Marry Me" (2.323 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13), "About a Boy" (3.028 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Chicago Fire" (6.494 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (3.467 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "Supernatural" (2.270 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) closed out the evening on The CW (2.868 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Flash" posted a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" delivered a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Marry Me
+25.00% - About a Boy
+12.50% - Supernatural
+6.67% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/13/15)
+5.56% - Shark Tank (vs. 1/13/15)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/13/15)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - New Girl (vs. 1/13/15)
0.00% - Marvel's Agent Carter
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. 1/13/15)
-7.14% - NCIS (vs. 1/13/15)
-10.00% - Forever (vs. 1/13/15)
-12.50% - Person of Interest (vs. 1/13/15)
-14.29% - Parks & Recreation

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - The Flash (vs. The Originals)
+28.57% - Forever (vs. Killer Women)
+14.29% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat))
-3.70% - Marvel's Agent Carter (vs. The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife)
-9.52% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-12.50% - New Girl
-13.33% - NCIS
-14.29% - Parks & Recreation (vs. Winter Gold, Presented by Chevrolet: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast)
-18.18% - Supernatural
-21.43% - The Mindy Project
-24.14% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-27.27% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-33.33% - Person of Interest
-54.55% - About a Boy (vs. The Biggest Loser 15)
-59.09% - 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," 3.6/9; 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," 1.5/7; "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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). 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 0.9/4 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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